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13 years in prison for Waukegan man convicted of sexually assaulting, abusing 2 children in McHenry County

A Waukegan man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and abusing two children in McHenry County. Homero Alcaraz-Bello, 52, of the 800 block of George Avenue in Waukegan, was charged with three counts of predatory criminal sexual assault and nine counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. […]

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Gov. JB Pritzker signs bill into law to protect Illinois students against sexual abuse

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill into law called Faith’s Law, which aims to protect children against grooming and increase resources for sexual abuse survivors. Pritzker signed HB 1975, also known as Faith’s Law, into law on Friday. The legislation expands the definition of grooming in the criminal code, increases resources and protections for […]

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Pastor at Lake Zurich school, church reinstated after being cleared in child sex abuse investigation

A pastor at Saint Francis de Sales Catholic Parish in Lake Zurich has been reinstated after allegations of child sexual abuse were unfounded, the archbishop said. In November, Cardinal Blase Cupich, who is the Archbishop of Chicago, wrote in a letter to the St. Francis community announcing the investigation into Father David Ryan. Ryan was […]