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Sexual harassment accusations continue to roil IL assembly, but very different from private sector cases

Karen Kidd Nov. 8, 2017, 7:00am

As sexual harassment scandals spread in the Illinois General Assembly, some lawmakers are calling for still more action to empower investigators to pull the curtain back on what has been described as a rampant culture of abuse in Springfield. However, unlike private sector employers, state officials don't face a realistic threat of lawsuits over their actions, says a lawyer who specializes in such harassment cases.

Summary judgment granted for trucking company YRC Worldwide in racial discrimination case

Chandra Lye Sep. 22, 2017, 9:34pm

A federal judge has granted summary judgment in favor of a trucking company in a racial discrimination case brought by former workers.

Illinois appeals court: Plainfield schools could layoff female campus monitor to maintain gender balance

Russell Boniface Sep. 4, 2017, 9:00am

A state appeals court has upheld findings by the Illinois Human Rights Commission and the Illinois Department of Human Rights that a Plainfield school district didn't discriminate against a fired female campus monitor.