Sexual Harassment

Governor Bruce Rauner is criticizing Illinois lawmakers for passing “hurried” ethics legislation last week.

As the recent flood of sexual harassment stories reached the Illinois Statehouse, it came out that the job of chief ethics investigator for the legislature had sat vacant for nearly three years.

Women in the Illinois Senate plan to advance their voices in leadership with the creation of their own caucus.

Women on both sides of the aisle say they’ve had a significant role in crafting policy, but may not always get the credit they deserve.

The Illinois Senate is voting to extend the statute of limitations for misconduct claims in the legislature.

The Illinois General Assembly returns to Springfield on Tuesday for the final days of its fall session after spending last week wrestling a sexual-harassment quandary.

Facebook

The Illinois General Assembly has finally chosen someone to investigate ethics complaints against state legislators and staff. The position had been vacant for nearly three years.

In the wake of Harvey Weinstein's downfall due to sexual assault and harassment claims from numerous women - it's glaringly apparent that the issue is not limited to a certain industry or segment of society. Statehouses across the nation have joined in the #MeToo movement. Some are saying state legislatures harbor environments where such activity is commonplace.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller discusses the 2017 Illinois Fall Veto Session with Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Interim Director Jak Tichenor. While the two-week session is normally procedural, this year's meetings are producing bombshell accusations along with override votes that pit lawmakers against their party leaders.

Cards
Brad Palmer, WSIU Radio

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but it's an issue that doesn't go away when the calendar turns to May.

Southeast Missouri State University is trying to help those who commit assault.

People
Chicago Tribune

A federal judge has dismissed racketeering claims that one-time Illinois gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford ran the state treasurer's office like a campaign operation.