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LAWMAKERS ARE HEARING TESTIMONY FROM VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND ARE PREPARING LEGISLATION TO PROTECT STUDENTS STATEWIDE. 
 
HOUSE AND SENATE MEMBERS LISTENED TO MOVING TESTIMONY FROM TWO VICTIMS WHO SAID SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS DIDN’T CALL THE POLICE AND MADE THEM FEEL LIKE THEY WERE IN THE WRONG. REPRESENTATIVE CAMILLE LILLY OF OAK PARK PRAISED THE VICTIMS FOR THEIR BRAVERY AND SAID THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN ABUSED.
 

 

 
OTHERS DISCUSSED STUDENTS NEEDING AN ADVOCATE TO HELP THEM THROUGH THE PROCESS OF REPORTING ABUSE. MORE HEARINGS ARE LIKELY THIS SUMMER.

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