Attorney Jeff Anderson speaks as attorney Marc Pearlman, left, and clergy abuse victims listen during a news conference, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Chicago.

Kiichiro Sato/AP

March 21, 2019 - News Local/State

Attorneys: Church List Of Accused Illinois Clergy Incomplete

Advocates for clergy abuse victims released the names Wednesday of 395 priests and lay people in Illinois they say have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children — a roster more than twice as long as what the state's six dioceses previously released.


Portrait photo of Karina Villa.

Jonathan Laureano

March 20, 2019 - News Local/State

Rookie Lawmaker Making Mental Health A Priority

State Rep. Karina Villa is a 40-year-old Democrat representing West Chicago. She's one of dozens of fresh faces at the Illinois State Capitol this year and also one of seven lawmakers in the House of Representatives whose election flipped a red seat blue -- from Republican to Democrat.


Windy Fultz pays rent for her apartment at Mitchell Court in Rantoul, Illinois. She and the property manager, Stan James, talked about the new rules the village adopted to reduce crime.

Mary Hansen/Illinois Newsroom

March 18, 2019 - News Local/State

‘Crime-Free Housing’ Rules Spread In Illinois

Many communities in Illinois have rules that say renters can lose their housing if someone in the home is connected to a crime. City leaders who back the policies say the rules make neighborhoods safer. But fair housing advocates question the tactics.


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