sex crimes

A change in Illinois law aims to improve how police respond to sexual assault allegations by requiring officers undergo new training to improve sensitivity toward victims and learn about trauma.

Courts across Illinois have had about a month to adjust to the requirements of the new bail reform law that took effect Jan. 1.

The Illinois attorney general has issued guidance for law enforcement agencies in the state on a law to improve response to sexual assault and abuse. 

Thousands of sex crimes reported to police in southern Illinois aren't being prosecuted, even though most victims can identify their attackers.