sexual abuse http://wuis.org en Archdiocese Of Chicago Apologizes To Abuse Victims http://wuis.org/post/archdiocese-chicago-apologizes-abuse-victims-0 <p>The Archdiocese of Chicago is apologizing to the victims of sexual abuse by priests.</p><p>Bishop Francis Kane offered the apology during a news conference Wednesday to discuss church files on sex abuse cases that are being released.</p><p>The documents involve 30 former priests with substantiated abuse claims against them. The files are being handed over to attorneys for victims as part of a settlement.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 23:02:00 +0000 Associated Press 17020 at http://wuis.org Archdiocese Of Chicago Apologizes To Abuse Victims Illinois Considering Independent Monitor For Youth Prisons http://wuis.org/post/illinois-considering-independent-monitor-youth-prisons <p>The Illinois General Assembly is weighing the creation of a "juvenile ombudsman," an independent official who can keep an eye on the state's juvenile prisons.</p><p>The push for an ombudsman comes in the wake of a <a href="http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-06-07/news/ct-met-youth-center-sex-assaults-20130607_1_youth-prison-sexual-contact-sexual-assault">report</a> that ranks Illinois' juvenile prisons among the worst in the country for sexual abuse.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:18:25 +0000 Brian Mackey 13006 at http://wuis.org