Failure To Protect

Failure to protect

Editor’s note: This story includes descriptions of sexual abuse. Doctors and other health care providers accused by patients of sexual misconduct kept practicing – sometimes for years – because of gaps in Illinois laws and a licensing agency that can be slow to take disciplinary action, a Tribune investigation has found. The providers went on […]

Manhattan District 114 teachers took down bulletin boards in solidarity, union says

Teachers in Manhattan Elementary District 114 took down their own bulletin boards last week in solidarity with a teacher after her bulletin board with LGBTQ symbols in hearts was ordered removed as a result of a new school board policy, the teacher union president said. Susan Kubik said she personally took down the hearts bulletin […]

Dolton trustees call for outside probe of Mayor Tiffany Henyard, accuse her of misusing village funds

Some Dolton trustees are calling for an outside investigation into Mayor Tiffany Henyard, accusing her of misusing village funds and causing Dolton to be in a multimillion-dollar deficit. They are asking agencies such as the FBI, U.S. attorney, Cook County sheriff and Cook County state’s attorney step in and investigate Henyard. Four trustees who are […]

Illinois attorney general orders Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard’s charity to stop soliciting donations

A charity organized by Dolton Mayor Tiffany Henyard has been told by the Illinois attorney general’s office to stop soliciting or accepting contributions, and that it needs to register with the state. The letter, dated Wednesday and sent by certified mail, notes the Tiffany Henyard CARES Foundation is not in good standing with the state, […]

Wife, son of Calumet City Mayor Thaddeus Jones made six figures working with city

The wife and son of Calumet City Mayor Thaddeus Jones combined to earn more than $120,000 in 2023 while working for or on behalf of the city, public records show. Saprina Jones made $92,538 for her roles while Thaddeus Jones Jr. made $32,250, according to records showing the money they made from the city from […]

Illinois primary election 2024: How and where to vote in the Chicago suburbs

On March 19, Illinois primary voters will select their party’s nominees for an array of public offices. But the election is already underway as voters cast their ballots early or by mailing them in. This is a quick guide to explain what races are up for election, the different ways you can cast your ballot […]

Manhattan District 114 Superintendent, Human Resources Director Quit

Manhattan District 114 superintendent, human resources director quit

Superintendent Russell Ragon and Director of Human Resources Christine Ruddy resigned late last week “for personal reasons,” according to an email the Manhattan Elementary District 114 Board sent to families sent Saturday. “As we navigate the next steps, we ask that our staff focus on what they do best, teaching the students of Manhattan 114. […]

8 people injured after vehicle slams into Orland Hills hair salon

Eight people were injured Sunday afternoon after a vehicle slammed into a Sports Clips in Orland Hills, officials said. The Orland Fire Protection District responded to the crash at 9239 W. 159th St. at around 2 p.m. The vehicle had completely driven through one of the building’s walls, striking multiple people inside, officials said. The driver […]

Cannabis Companies Go ‘vertical’ To Both Grow And Sell Products

Cannabis companies go ‘vertical’ to both grow and sell products

Michelle and Rick Ringold have built a successful partnership — both in marriage and in cannabis. Rick is a U.S. Army veteran and construction contractor. His wife, Michelle, runs an accounting firm. It took all their business know-how and a roughly $9 million investment to win a state license and launch Galaxy Labs LLC, a […]

Patients Reported Sexual Abuse By Medical Providers. Health Care Systems Let Them Keep Working.

Patients reported sexual abuse by medical providers. Health care systems let them keep working.

Editor’s note: This story includes descriptions of sexual abuse and assault. When a woman came to the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute complaining of hip and groin pain, X-ray technician Karol Ruszczyk put his hand between her legs, touching her vaginal area over her clothes. At Glenbrook Hospital in Glenview, nurse David Giurgiu had a […]

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