Mauricio Ramirez, 32, allegedly punished a girl he supervised for the park district when she would not have agree to have sex with him.
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Former Inspector General Joe Ferguson gave Cook County prosecutors information about the scandal at the Chicago Park District.
Politically connected public relations executive Avis LaVelle struggled with the fallout from widespread allegations at city beaches and pools.
Tens of thousands of Chicago homeowners — most in majority-Black ZIP codes — are collectively $421 million in debt for a resource they can’t live without.
After homeowners said they couldn’t keep up with the rising cost of water, WBEZ submitted 31 FOIA requests to understand whether this was a city-wide trend.
Eight aldermen have called on board president Avis LaVelle to resign over the park district’s handling of widespread allegations of sexual harassment, abuse and assault involving lifeguards at public beaches and pools.
Cook County state’s attorney quickly shot down the meeting request from politically connected park district board President Avis LaVelle.
Chicago Park District leaders sat on a lifeguard abuse complaint for more than 6 months, a new report finds
The report by a former prosecutor says the park district didn’t take any corrective action until after WBEZ wrote about the allegations in April.
Quenneville’s decision follows an internal review that found he sat on sexual assault allegations to protect the Blackhawks’ 2010 Stanley Cup run.
The 32-year-old is the first person criminally charged in the widening probe of alleged sexual abuse of lifeguards at the city’s beaches and pools.