Re-Run: Tribune Features Problem 1994 Skinner Legislation on Gathering Information on Teacher Sex/Physical Abuse Would Have Solved

This weekend the Tribune highlighted the problem of school districts not being able to find out if prospective teachers had been found to have sexually abused students. In 2009, eight years after bringing too many boxes home my legislative office, … Continue reading

Reick Goes after Pensions of Sex Abusing Teachers

Found on State Rep. Steve Reick’s web site: Rep. Reick Files Legislation to Strip Teachers who Sexually Abuse Students of their Pensions At a recent joint meeting of the House and Senate K-12 Education Committees, a former Walter Payton College … Continue reading

McSweeney Offers Legislation to Address Public Teacher Sex Abuse

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeneyL Rep. McSweeney Files Bill to Address State Issues Raised By CPS Sexual Abuse Scandal Springfield, IL – State Representative David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) today filed legislation to protect students from predatory educators … Continue reading

Tribune Features Problem 1994 Skinner Legislation on Gathering Information on Teacher Sex/Physical Abuse Would Have Solved

Considering the legislation now being considered by the Illinois General Assembly, this article about my incredibly unsuccessful attempt to provide transparency in legislation from over twenty years ago might be of interest. The amendment was killed by over 100 votes … Continue reading

Wisconsin 52-Year Old Man Arrested for Sexual Misconduct with Two under 13

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: Crystal Lake Police Arrest Subject on Multiple Counts of Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse On Friday, October 10, 2014 members of the Crystal Lake Police Department charged Jeffrey A. Vesely (52) … Continue reading

Mother Seeks Help for Son Ex-Husband McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Pyle Sexually Abused

The mother and ex-wife of former McHenry County Sheriff’s Sergeant Greg Pyle–sentenced to 50 years in Federal prison about two weeks ago–is seeking financial assistance for intensive therapy for her now-16-year old son. His father abused him for give years. … Continue reading

U.S. Attorney’s Press Release about Greg Pyle’s 50-Year Sentence

A press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office: FORMER McHENRY COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY SENTENCED TO 50 YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE AND EXPLOITATION ROCKFORD — A former McHenry County sheriff’s deputy who was that department’s representative on … Continue reading

Young Man from McHenry Convicted of Fondling Boys He Was Teaching to Swim

A 20-year old swimming instructor at Centegra’s Crystal Lake Health was arrested last May for fondling two young boys he was teaching. The following press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office tells of his conviction: SWIM INSTRUCTOR FOUND … Continue reading

More Sex Abuse Complaints Result in Arrest of 50-Year Old Bull Valley Man

The Sheriff’s Department reports that Leonard Puccini was arrested on sexual abuse charges dating back twenty-two years. The press release follows: Sheriff’s Office Arrests Man for Additional Sexual Assault Incidents Sheriff Keith Nygren announced today the arrest of a Bull … Continue reading

Sex Abuser Convicted after Plea for Forgiveness Prompts Charges

The following press release was received from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office. There’s an interesting twist to this case. The man was in prison for bank robbery and went to his niece, now in her 20’s, after getting out … Continue reading

The Teacher Sex/Physical Abuse Roll Call Nobody Every Used in a Political Campaign

Eight years after bringing too many boxes home my legislative office, I was doing some throwing away this past month. I found a roll call on an amendment I offered on June 7, 1994. It was my second year of … Continue reading