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Governor signs bill that will require Illinois schools to report teacher sexual misconduct to board, parents

(The Center Square) – A bill signed into law will soon require Illinois school superintendents to notify school boards and parents of sexual misconduct that happens in their districts. House Bill 4316 was signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker after passing the Illinois legislature unanimously. Supporters of the measure say it is a follow-up bill to […]

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Former Lake County correctional officer arrested for having sexual contact with an inmate

A former Lake County correctional officer was arrested and charged after an investigation showed she had sexual contact with an inmate in December, officials said. Elizabeth A. Blomstrand, 40, of the 100 block of Knobb Hill Lane in Gurnee, was charged with two counts of custodial sexual misconduct and two counts of official misconduct. In […]

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Female employees say they were asked to remove blouses at Lake County Courthouse

Multiple female employees said a security contractor at the Lake County Courthouse asked them to remove their button-down blouses at a security checkpoint. The sheriff’s office is now investigating. Chicago-based Monterrey Security is contracted for security at the Lake County Circuit Courthouse in Waukegan. CBS 2 reported that multiple female employees who work at the […]

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Police investigating sexual misconduct allegations against McHenry County Board chairman Jack Franks

State police executed a search warrant this week at Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s Capitol offices as part of their investigation into sexual misconduct and other allegations against former state rep. and McHenry County Board chairman Jack Franks. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that a search warrant was obtained as “probable cause exists for the crimes […]