(CBS) — Attorney General Lisa Madigan launched a hotline for Illinois residents to report allegations of sexual abuse by clergy members.
Residents can call 1-888-414-7678 with any information on allegations of sexual assault and abuse.
The hotline will be answered by trained staff in Madigan’s office during business hours. Messages will be returned. People can also send emails to email@example.com.
Madigan’s office will refer allegations to states’ attorneys as appropriate.
Madigan’s announcement followed a Pennsylvania grand jury report into systemic priest abuse that identified at least seven priests with connections to Illinois.