Two McHenry County State Reps. in Forefront of Attack on Teachers Sexually Abusing Students

In today’s Chicago Tribune, two State Representatives get coverage for legislation they have introduced regarding teachers who sexually abuse those in their class rooms. State Rep David McSweeney made the front page with a description of the bill he and … 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

Hastert Case Reminding Me of Marty Wilson

The sister of one of Denny Hastert’s students says that the teacher and coach introduced her brother to homosexual relations. The brother died of AIDS. That reminds me of what Virgil Laughlin, a principal at Lundahl Junior High School in … Continue reading

Obama Administration Finally Issues Rape Rules for Prisons & Jails

A press release from Just Detention International, which used to be called Stop Prison Rape: FINALLY — NATIONAL STANDARDS TO STOP PRISONER RAPE Nine years after passage of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) of 2003 and almost two years … Continue reading

Crystal Lake Police Roll Out Sex Offender Watch Program for Halloween

A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department: Crystal Lake Police Department announces their startup of the most innovative and collaborative national sex offender program, OffenderWatch. Crystal Lake Police Chief David Linder announced they are the newest McHenry County … Continue reading

Prairie Ridge Wrestling Hazing May Have Included Sexual Molestation

Reading between the lines of the following press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department, but not too much, led me to the use of the words “sexual molestation” in the headline. See if you agree. On Thursday, January 28, … Continue reading

District 155 Issues Letter about Prairie Ridge Wrestling Hazing

Dated today, the following letter has been posted on the District 155 web site about the WMAQ-TV’s Ten O’Clock hazing story: February 4, 2010 Dear Prairie Ridge Community: We would like to share information pertaining to recent events surrounding the … Continue reading

Jack Franks to Enter Pat Quinn Revolving Prison Door Political Scandal

Never let it be said that McHenry County’s State Representative Jack Franks (D-Marengo) doesn’t have a good eye for what will attract media attention. Think of his four-year fight to get cheaper prescription drugs for seniors. Think of his many … Continue reading