J.B. Pritzker, left, and Gov. Bruce Rauner

Brian Mackey/NPR Illinois

November 13, 2018

Did Money Matter in Illinois’ Governor Race?

Governor-elect JB Pritzker now tops Donald Trump as the richest politician in America. Pritzker’s wealth has led to more questions about the role of money in politics, and led critics to question how much the Democrat’s personal wealth may have influenced his election win against Gov. Bruce Rauner.


Jay Kesan

University of Illinois College of Law

November 09, 2018

Documents Show Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Jay Kesan Date Back To 2002

A campus document obtained by Illinois Public Media shows the University of Illinois knew about sexual harassment allegations against Kesan as early as 2002. The document is referenced in a letter that was sent to members of the College of Law community Friday, announcing law professor Jay Kesan will take a one-year unpaid leave of absence.


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Illinois Newsroom

November 09, 2018

Do Campus Sexual Misconduct Policies Allow Harassment To Persist?

Every college campus has standards and policies to prevent sexual harassment. But time and again, repeated complaints are filed against professors for saying and doing inappropriate things — yet they often keep their jobs. Documents and interviews from two recent cases on campuses in Illinois shed some light on the reasons why this remains a persistent issue at many schools.


Alan Mills, executive director of the Uptown People's Law Center, and Leila Lee, a formerly incarcerated person who works with the Chicago chapter of the non-profit Black and Pink.

Lee V. Gaines/Illinois Newsroom

November 02, 2018

Non-Profit Sues IDOC Over Censorship Of LGBTQ Publications

Earlier this month, the Uptown People’s Law Center and the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Chicago chapter against the Illinois Department of Corrections director and the wardens of 11 state prisons, among other corrections staff.


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