Harassment Probe Slams Former Madigan Chief Of Staff; Finds Widespread Bullying At Illinois CapitolA yearlong probe into bullying and sexual harassment in Illinois politics found Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s former chief of staff, Timothy Mapes, used fear and intimidation as management tactics, to the point subordinates avoided raising concerns, believing he wouldn’t take them seriously.
McDonald's Says It's Offering Training To Combat HarassmentThe labor group Fight for $15 filed 25 sexual harassment charges against Chicago-based McDonald's with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund are providing legal support.
Woman Says Illinois Speaker Madigan Didn't Act On ComplaintsAlaina Hampton's lawsuit against Madigan's campaign committees and the state Democratic Party contends that Travis Shea faced no repercussions for complaints against him by two women and that he continued to work on Madigan's staff for two years.
Cicero Police Officer Sues Over Alleged Sexual Harrassment And Sexual Assaults By SupervisorsA part-time Cicero police officer is suing the town and three male supervisors, claiming she was sexually harassed, and sexually assaulted by two superior officers.
Lyft Driver Charged With Fondling 17-Year-Old Girl's LegA Lyft driver has been charged with fondling a teenage girl, after she accused him of trying to have sex with her while driving her home to Lyons in October.
Top Legislators Say No Forcing Out Indiana Attorney GeneralGOP House Speaker Brian Bosma told reporters Monday such an attempt could end up dominating the legislative session that starts in January.
Evanston Police Step Up Patrols At Northwestern After Several Women HarassedEvanston police are working with Northwestern University to keep students safe after a series of recent attacks against women.
3 Women Attacked In Past 2 Weeks At Northwestern UniversityThree women have been attacked at Northwestern University in the past week, prompting a campus safety alert. At least two of the incidents happened near sororities on the Evanston campus.
Google Employees In Chicago Join Global Walkout Protesting Sexual Misconduct ScandalHundreds of Google employees in Chicago walked out of their Fulton Market District office building on Thursday, as part of a global protest of the company’s handling of sexual harassment cases.
Anti-Violence Group Member Accused Of Sexual Assault"Before I could get another word out, he was literally in my seat on top of me and had shoved his tongue down my throat."
Jury Awards $11 Million To First Female Firefighter In Country Club Hills For Harassment, DiscriminationDena Lewis-Bystrzycki was the first female firefighter in Country Club Hills. In 2012, she sued the city for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and retaliation.
Illinois AG Candidate Erika Harold: Harassment Leads Many To PromiscuityA former Miss America who is running for Illinois attorney general once said that many victims of sexual harassment "become very promiscuous."
Study: Sexual Assault, Harassment Linked To Long-Term Health Problems"Not everyone is able and willing to identify what happened to them, but that doesn't prevent the body from having opinions about it and expressing them."
Illinois Political Parties Embrace Anti-Abuse Panel's ReportLeaders of the state's major political parties are embracing a report's recommendations to end sexual harassment in Illinois government.
Report: Elect Women, Change Campaign Culture To End AbuseIllinois' political parties can make a leap toward eliminating sexual harassment and bolstering gender equity by electing women to half of all political offices in the state, according to a report released Wednesday by a panel of women in state government.