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Dec 20, 2018
Even as Chicago Cardinal Blase Cupich has taken a larger role in proposing reforms in response to the priest sex abuse crisis raging across the United States and around the world, a report released Wednesday by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan shows the Catholic church in Illinois has dramatically underreported...
Dec 19, 2018
An ethics expert and former central Illinois judge is set to be the Illinois General Assembly’s next top watchdog, filling a role that came under increased scrutiny amid a flood of sexual harassment complaints at the Capitol since late last year. The latest quarterly report of the Legislative Ethics Commission...
Dec 18, 2018
Eighteen Jesuit priests with ties to Chicago-area institutions were named on a list released Monday alleging instances of sexual abuse dating back more than six decades, including one defrocked priest who was convicted of sex crimes in federal court. The Midwest Province Jesuits, part of a Catholic religious order known...
Dec 17, 2018
People from Willowbrook protested Saturday, accusing the company of leaking toxins into their community....
Dec 14, 2018
Medical error is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. After a routine operation leaves the mother of filmmaker and comedian Steve Burrows in a coma with permanent brain damage, what starts as a personal video diary becomes a citizen’s investigation into the state of American health...
Dec 14, 2018
Cook County’s public guardian sued the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services on Thursday, alleging the beleaguered child welfare agency is causing “immense harm” to mentally ill foster children by keeping them in psychiatric hospitals beyond medical discharge dates as it struggles to find them homes with appropriate...
Dec 13, 2018
Congressional negotiators including Bay Area Rep. Jackie Speier announced an agreement on legislation Wednesday to make senators and House members personally liable for sexual harassment claims, clearing the way for the bill to pass before the end of the year. The breakthrough resolves a months-long standoff between the House and...
Dec 11, 2018
Beginning Jan. 1, a new law will require children under the age of 2 to be properly secured in a rear-facing car seat unless the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is more than 40 inches tall — or riding in a vehicle that weights more than 9,000 pounds....
Dec 10, 2018
CHICAGO (AP) — A NEW office created to look into cases of sexual abuse in Chicago’s public schools after an investigation revealed that the officials had failed to adequately do so has received nearly 500 allegations of student-on-student sexual violence in less than three months. The Office of Student Protections...
Dec 6, 2018
Neil DeGrasse Tyson has been accused of sexual misconduct by a fourth woman, who says the star scientist sexually harassed her at a party in 2010. The woman, who remains anonymous, described the incident in a Buzzfeed News report published on Wednesday, that also includes accounts by Tyson’s three previous...