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Sexual Assault In A Big City: Is There A Lack Of Priority?

When it comes to safety, a city is often judged by the number of homicides and shootings it has in a year. Where does that leave other crimes like criminal sexual assault? Not a priority, say some sexual assault advocates.

03/26/2015

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Abuse Victims’ Advocate Outraged By Bears Signing Of Ray McDonald

CBS 2’s Brad Edwards spoke with one abuse victim’s advocate outraged by the signing.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2015

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (R) makes an announcement with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at the Treasury Department April 6, 2009 in Washington, DC. The leaders announced a new effort to align responses from federal law enforcement agencies, state investigators and prosecutors, civil enforcement authorities and the private sector to protect homeowners seeking assistance under the Administration's Making Home Affordable program from people looking to perpetrate predatory schemes. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Calls For Law Requiring Colleges To Develop Sex Assault Response Plans

Attorney General Lisa Madigan brought together college administrators, law enforcement and victim’s advocates Monday to discuss sex assaults on college campuses.

03/23/2015

Ricky L. Fecht (Mount Prospect Police)

Social Service Agency Employee Fondled Teen Volunteer: Police

Authorities claim Ricky L. Fecht inappropriately touched a 16-year-old who was volunteering at Northwest Compass Inc. in Mount Prospect.

03/16/2015

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Woman Says Ex Disguised Himself Before Sexually Assaulting Her

CHICAGO (STMW) – The escort thought she was meeting a new client named “Ricky Singh” when the bearded, turbaned man arrived at her Bucktown apartment before Valentine’s Day weekend. But when the 26-year-old woman struggled […]

03/06/2015

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Prosecutors: Teacher Traded Academic Help For Sex With Student

Brian D. Smith, 32, is charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and was ordered held on $600,000, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office said Friday.

02/27/2015

Mohammad Hossain (Cook County Sheriff's Department)

Rape Suspect Told Police He Was Acting Out ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey': Prosecutors

The alleged incident occurred Saturday on the UIC campus.

02/23/2015

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Man Sentenced To 85 Years For 2008 Sexual Assault

Twenty-five-year-old Byron Edwards was sentenced on Thursday. He’d been convicted by a jury on charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and sexual assault for the November 2008 attack.

02/20/2015

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Elgin Imam Charged With Sexually Assaulting Woman

The longtime head of a suburban Chicago Islamic school has been arrested and charged with sexually abusing a 23-year-old woman who worked at the school.

02/17/2015

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Chicago Man Freed From Prison After Sentence Vacated In Illinois Teen’s 1984 Death

Charges will be dismissed against a man who spent nearly 30 years in prison for the 1984 sexual assault and murder of a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl, Cook County prosecutors said Wednesday.

02/11/2015

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Police: Children Stop Home Invasion, Sex Assault

A man who broke into a home and tried to sexually assault a woman fled after children interrupted the attack, police said.

01/22/2015

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Woman Raped In Wicker Park

A 25-year-old woman was walking in the 1700 block of West Pierce Avenue shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her by the neck, and dragged her into an alley.

01/20/2015

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Woman Attacked In Wicker Park

It happened just before 2 a.m. Monday in the 1700 block of West Pierce Avenue, Chicago police say.

01/19/2015

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Another Uber Driver Charged In Sexual Assault Of Passenger

Another black eye for Uber after a passenger levels disturbing allegations against a driver.

01/14/2015

Admon Shasho (Credit: Chicago Police)

Cab Driver Convicted Of 2012 Sexual Assault, Attempted Robbery

A former Chicago cab driver was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in the Lincoln Square neighborhood during a 2012 robbery attempt.

01/10/2015

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Westmont Police Hunt For Suspect In Home Invasion, Sexual Assault Of Elderly Woman

An elderly Westmont woman told authorities an armed suspect awakened her at 5 a.m. Thursday.

01/02/2015

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Uber Driver Charged With Rape Was Using Wife’s Account

A Chicago driver accused of sexually assaulting an Uber passenger was not authorized to drive for the ride-sharing company and used an account created in his wife’s name to pick up customers, the company said Wednesday.

12/31/2014

Maxime Fohounhedo (Chicago Police Department)

Former Uber X Driver Charged With Raping Passenger

Maxime Fohounhedo, 30, has been charged with one count of criminal sexual assault and one count of criminal sexual abuse, police said.

12/29/2014

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Police Investigate Uber Driver Accused Of Raping Passenger

The alleged assault occurred on Nov. 16, according to Chicago Police. Further details about the incident were not released.

12/10/2014

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Champaign Theater Cancels Two Bill Cosby Shows

The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports Friday that Champaign Park District Executive Director Joe DeLuce said canceling the shows was a difficult decision. DeLuce says the district made the decision because the Cosby scandal “keeps on growing.” Ticket holders will receive full refunds.

11/21/2014

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