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Carol Marin discusses a court appearance by attorneys for Cook County public defenders who filed suit over detainees exposing themselves.

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It’s not mandatory by law yet, but Illinois legislators began formal lessons Wednesday on how to conduct themselves without “unwelcome” behavior and contacts that could be perceived by victims as sexual harassment. 

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Legislators return to Springfield on Tuesday for the second half of the annual veto session. Front and center: What’s being done in the capital about sexual harassment. 

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After three years without a legislative inspector general, a former federal prosecutor has been tapped to temporarily fill the watchdog position. Former federal prosecutor Julie Porter discusses her new role.

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As Springfield grapples with allegations of rampant sexual misconduct and harassment, lapses and flaws in the system for dealing with charges of harassment and other unethical behavior are rising to the surface.

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Complaints against state lawmakers and legislative staff have been sitting in a binder for as long as three years, according to a legislator who sits on the commission charged with ruling on misconduct.

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Lobbyist Denise Rotheimer, who is also running as a Republican for state representative, testified that she was the victim of “mind games” and untoward comments made by state Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago.

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Lawmakers who signed an open letter describing a culture of sexual harassment and misconduct in Springfield discuss the problem.

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(Éovart Caçeir at English Wikipedia)

The public exposure of a capitol culture rife with groping, lewd jokes and other forms of sexual harassment has legislation intended to help eliminate the behavior on the fast track.

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Are we seeing a societal sea change when it comes to sexual harassment?

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An open letter details sexual harassment in state political circles as lawmakers return to Springfield for the fall veto session.

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Eddie Arruza and his panel of journalists discuss whether State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is being treated fairly by the media in the wake of the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against him. Watch the web extra video.

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Ed Michalowski, former Illinois State Treasurer employee, files a federal civil suit alleging sexual harassment against Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford. Paris Schutz has the story.