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Dan Rutherford

Former Rutherford Aide’s Lawyer Compares Treasurer To Mob Boss

The attorney for a former aide to Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed the former candidate for governor acted like a “mob boss,” by intimidating employees to work on his campaign, and that of 2012 presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

06/12/2014

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Study: Middle School Sex Harassment Widespread, Goes Unnoticed At School

An alarming number of instances of inappropriate sexual behavior among middle school students appear to be going unnoticed by teachers and other adults, a new study concludes.

04/07/2014

Dan Rutherford

Former Employee Accuses Rutherford Of Sexual Harassment

Edmund Michalowski, who left Dan Rutherford’s state office earlier this month, claims the treasurer has made unwanted sexual advances toward him since 2011.

02/10/2014

Larry Dominick

Cicero To Settle Sexual Harassment Case Against Dominick For $675K

It’s the second time the town has agreed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Town President Larry Dominick.

08/08/2013

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Man Follows, Grabs Girls On West Side

A man followed two teenage girls and grabbed one of them early Saturday on the West Side.

07/20/2013

Alfredo Gonzalez (Cicero Police Department)

Man Charged After Sexually Harassing Election Volunteer: Police

Alfredo Gonzalez approached a 41-year-old woman distributing “Thank You” cards to voters at the Lincoln School in the 3600 block of South 61st Avenue in Cicero and began “sexually threatening” her Tuesday morning.

11/06/2012

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Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Says Colleagues Harassed Him Because He’s Gay

A Cook County Sheriff’s deputy has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against his employer, claiming that supervisors have done nothing to stop his co-workers from making his life miserable because he is gay.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

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Former FOP Secretary Sues Union For Sexual Harassment

A woman who was a secretary for the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has filed a federal sexual harassment suit against the union.

07/09/2012

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CPS Employee Says Supervisor Sexually Harassed Her Repeatedly

A woman who works for the Chicago School Board is suing her employer and her supervisor claiming she was regularly sexually harassed at work for more than a year.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2012

Paula Deen (Getty Images)

Paula Deen Visits Chicago, Says She’ll Fight Harassment Allegations

Celebrity Chef Paula Deen is in Chicago for a cooking demonstration at the International Home + Housewares Show, as she faces a lawsuit for alleged sexual harassment.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

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Tilted Kilt Waitresses Sue Over Sexual Harassment

Nineteen waitresses who worked at the Tilted Kilt on Wabash Avenue — a Celtic-themed bar where waitresses wear tartan miniskirts and skimpy white shirts over tartan-patterned bras — have filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the sports bar.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

Josiah Pickard Elementary School (Credit: CBS)

Dozens Of Complaints Filed Against Pilsen Principal

Allegations were coming to light on Tuesday against the principal of a Chicago public school in the Pilsen neighborhood. Teachers have filed dozens of complaints against the man in his five years as principal.

CBS 2–02/07/2012

Larry Dominick

$500K For Fired Cicero Worker Who Alleged Harassment By Dominick

The town of Cicero will be forking over $500,000 as part of a settlement to a former town worker.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Sharon Bialek, who accused presidential hopeful Herman Cain of sexual harassment, speaks to reporters Monday. (CBS)

Local Cain Accuser Feels Vindicated

Suburban Glenview mother Sharon Bialek spoke out again Monday, just 48 hours after GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain suspended his campaign.

12/05/2011

Deer Path Middle School principal John Steinert pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge in 2009. (Credit: Gurnee Police)

State Board To Probe Investigation Of Sexting Principal

The Illinois State Board of Education wants documents and other information from Lake Forest School District 67 to look into the district’s handling of the investigation of Deer Path Middle School principal John Steinert.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2011

Deer Path Middle School principal John Steinert pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor harassment charge in 2009. (Credit: Gurnee Police)

School District Reopens Probe Of Lake Forest Principal’s Sexual Harassment

The principal of a Lake Forest Middle School has been placed on leave as the school district re-investigates his conduct with a college student three years ago.

CBS Chicago–11/18/2011

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Burger King Worker: Boss Groped Me, Company Retaliated For Complaint

A 24-year-old northwest suburban woman says she is filing a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission because she was attacked by her boss and when she went to the police, the company retaliated against her.

WBBM Newsradio–11/14/2011

Sharon Bialek

Bialek Back In Chicago Area After Accusing Cain

The first woman to come forward with sexual harassment accusations against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is back home in the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

Sharon Bialek attends a news conference to accuse Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment more than a decade ago on November 7, 2011 in New York City. Bialek is the fourth woman to accuse Cain of inappropriate behavior when he was while CEO of the National Restaurant Association. She stated she is speaking out because she wanted to give "a face and a voice" to support the other accusers who have remained anonymous. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cain Accuser Bialek Has History Of Bankruptcy, Financial Trouble

So far, Chicago native Sharon Bialek is the only one of four women who have accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment to speak out publicly about the allegations. Now, a day after she came forward, we are learning more about her and her reasons for going public.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

Herman Cain, Sharon Bialek

Cain On Local Woman’s Claims: ‘Not One Ounce Of Truth’

Herman Cain has flatly denied claims the latest claims of sexual harassment by a Chicago area woman, in what is now one of numerous allegations against the Republican presidential candidate.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

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