The worldwide priest sex abuse scandal is the focus of a gathering of hundreds of Catholic bishops and priests in Rome this week. But the president of the Survivors’ Network of Those Abused by Priests calls it a PR maneuver.
A teacher and coach at a high school in Orland Park was being being held on $250,000 bond Tuesday morning, on charges he sexually abused a student.
A teenager who claims he was sexually abused by a CTA security guard at an Orange Line stop last year is suing the guard, the CTA and the transit agency’s security companies.
Details are emerging about sexual misconduct allegations against a former West Aurora High School band teacher, who was arrested and charged last spring.
Former Penn State assistant football Coach Jerry Sandusky has waived his right to a preliminary hearing, during which some of his accusers had been expected to testify.
A suspected child molester now faces a new charge, for allegedly making alcohol in his cell at the Kendall County Jail.
One of the victims of a sexually abusive priest has reached a $3.2 million settlement with the Chicago Archdiocese.
A published report says dismissed Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno has contacted a criminal defense attorney.
The scandal at Penn State University has parents wondering what to look out for when they sign up their kids for various youth programs, and how to talk to their children about sex abuse.
Police have arrested a man suspected of groping at least two women near the DePaul University campus.
A new sex abuse lawsuit has been filed against the Archdiocese of Chicago, but this one has a twist.
A Steger man has been charged for allegedly trying to hire his brother to kill his adopted daughter and her boyfriend.
A northwest suburban man already charged with sexually assaulting two 15-year-old boys is now facing more charges, after police recovered additional evidence in his apartment.
Police are investigating claims that a minister who broke away from the Willow Creek Community Church held naked religious ceremonies with his female followers.
A new lawsuit claims that the Chicago Archdiocese knew as long ago as 1992 that an incarcerated former priest was molesting young boys, bud swept it under the rug until his arrest in 2006.
A 57-year-old northwest suburban man has been charged with sexual assault and two counts of sexual abuse for two incidents involving 15-year-olds, police said.
A protest was planned Sunday morning at a Buddhist temple in the near southwest suburbs, where a former monk is accused in a civil suit of fathering the child of a 14-year-old girl.
A DuPage County judge has dismissed felony sex abuse charges filed this spring against former gymnastics coach Michael Cardamone.
Police issued an alert on Wednesday after two teenage girls were fondled by someone who approached them in separate incidents on the Northwest Side.
A former Lake Zurich High School teacher was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison after admitting to sexually abusing two students.