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Sep 12, 2018
Marvin Lovett was a trusted mentor to students at Johnson Elementary School. He also was a pedophile. Lovett used a camera hidden in his apartment closet to make secret pornographic videotapes of students, police and school reports show. He plied boys with cash and gym shoes as he destroyed their...
Sep 7, 2018
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Sep 6, 2018
A new $747,000 grant awarded to the Tucson Police Department will expand services and resources for Spanish-speaking victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Violence Against Women will be used to hire two detectives specifically to serve Spanish-speaking victims, to...
Sep 5, 2018
The proposed changes will give more rights to students accused of rape, assault or harassment and lessen the liability of campus administrators, while encouraging officials to offer more support to victims. The new rules narrow the definition of sexual harassment and hold schools responsible only for formal complaints and for...
Aug 29, 2018
Attorney General Lisa Madigan launched a Clergy Abuse Hotline for anyone in the state of Illinois to report allegations of sexual abuse by clergy members Sunday. Madigan urged Illinois residents to call her Clergy Abuse Hotline at 1-888-414-7678 with any information on allegations of sexual assault and abuse. The hotline...
Aug 29, 2018
The moves come on the heels of a Pennsylvania grand jury report that described more than 300 “predator priests” and more than 1,000 victims in six Roman Catholic dioceses in the state. Members of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests have said formal investigations are necessary in every...
Aug 24, 2018
The Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago is under investigation in relation to the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. At least seven priests with ties to Illinois were mentioned in a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report where more than 300 priests were accused of abusing more than 1,000...
Aug 22, 2018
Donald Ivansek, Appellate Lawyer, Mentor, and happily married father of four, passed away on Monday August 20, 2018. Service information can be found here: https://www.cooneyfuneralhome.com/notices/Donald-Ivansek He was an integral part of our law firm and his presence will be surely felt. He will be missed dearly. Our condolences to all...
Aug 20, 2018
One encourages police officers to seek mental health treatment, without jeopardizing their career. The legislation provides that a police agency cannot make a FOID card a condition of continued employment if the card is temporarily revoked because of inpatient mental health treatment as long as the officers are believed not...
Aug 16, 2018
New data from the Invisible Institute released Thursday revealed police officers accused of domestic violence are often the subjects of excessive force complaints on the job — and they’re rarely punished or fired. According to the Institute, the new data found: Between 2000 and 2016, more than 6 percent of...