(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.READ MORE: Northwestern University Bans All Social Activities At Campus Fraternities Until At Least Mid-October After Reports Of Drugging
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.READ MORE: Evanston Police Called To A Stabbing, Fatal Shooting Incident
Madigan’s office will refer allegations to states’ attorneys as appropriate.Family Remembers Azul De La Garza, Young Woman Shot And Killed In West Elsdon, As 'Beautiful Soul' With A Future In Art
Madigan’s announcement followed a Pennsylvania grand jury report into systemic priest abuse that identified at least seven priests with connections to Illinois.