Multiple Women Who Own Pet-Related Businesses Share Similar Stories About Groping, Sexual Harassment By Illinois Agriculture Inspector Jose GuillenIllinois state inspector Jose Guillen was caught on camera groping a female doggy daycare owner in Bucktown, and he was fired after our report on the incidents ran last month. Since we broke the story, several other female business owners have come forward with similar complaints of sexual abuse during their inspections.
Chicago Police Collect Footage Doggy Daycare Owner Months After She Reported Sexual Harassment, Groping By Now-Fired Illinois State InspectorChicago Police personnel recently stopped by a doggy daycare business to talk to the owner, who said she was groped and sexually harassed by a state inspector.
Illinois State Inspector Fired After Groping, Sexually Harassing Doggy Daycare OwnerIllinois Department of Agriculture inspector Jose Guillen, accused of groping Aeslin Pup Hub owner Leah Bindig during an inspection, has been fired.
Doggy Daycare Owner Says She Was Groped, Sexually Harassed By Illinois State Inspector Who Still Has A JobPass or fail – Leah Bindig’s doggy daycare business, her livelihood, depended on it. It was all in the hands of a State of Illinois inspector – and a man was caught on camera inspecting more than just the facility.
Agriculture Officials Sound Alarm About Suspicious Seeds Coming In Mail From ChinaThe phone has been ringing off the hook at the Illinois Department of Agriculture about suspicious seeds popping up in the mail from China.
New Marijuana Dispensary Opening On Weed Street, But Other Dispensary Licenses Are Stuck On Indefinite PauseThe second recreational-only marijuana dispensary in Chicago opens Wednesday, on – believe it or not - Weed Street.
Pathogen That Causes Tree-Killing Death Found In IllinoisExperts say sudden oak death poses no threats to humans, animals or food sources.
Illinois Farmers Rush To Apply For Hemp Growing LicensesApplications to grow hemp are piling up in Illinois, after Governor J.B. Pritzker said farmers are able to grow hemp for industrial purposes.
Illinois Public Hearing Scheduled On Industrial Hemp RulesThe Illinois Department of Agriculture will have the hearing at 1 p.m. Feb. 5 at the department's John R. Block Building.
Illinois Refuses Permit For Concert To Be Hosted By R. KellyIllinois officials say a concert in Springfield that was to be hosted by R. Kelly cannot take place in the wake of new sexual misconduct allegations against the R&B star.
Illinois Drops Firewood Restrictions, Lifting Ash Borer QuarantineThe Illinois Department of Agriculture says the emerald ash borer has spread to the point that a nearly 10-year-old ban on in-state transportation of firewood is no longer justified.
Illinois State Fair Vendors May Have Payment DelaysIllinois State Fair vendors have agreed to work even though their paychecks may be delayed because of state budget issues, event organizers said.
New Medical Marijuana Lawsuits Question Illinois PermitsThere are now four lawsuits naming the Illinois Department of Agriculture as a defendant and 33 months left in the state's pilot program, which has been troubled by questions about background checks and how the government selected businesses.
Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Focuses On Secret Permitting ProcessA Cook County judge is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on what documents should be part of the case. A Chicago company called PM Rx is suing the Department of Agriculture, claiming the agency broke its own rules when awarding marijuana cultivation permits.
State Encourages Consumers To Buy Products Made In Illinois To Boost EconomyThe state of Illinois is kicking off a campaign today to get you to try to buy more products that are made in Illinois.