The Archdiocese of Chicago is apologizing to the victims of sexual abuse by priests.
Bishop Francis Kane offered the apology during a news conference Wednesday to discuss church files on sex abuse cases that are being released.
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.
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.
The push for an ombudsman comes in the wake of a report that ranks Illinois' juvenile prisons among the worst in the country for sexual abuse.