CHICAGO (AP) - Court documents and interviews indicate that workers in the hospitality industry are routinely subjected to sexual harassment but the behavior largely goes unchecked. Women who've been harassed and experts on the topic say the nature of the work can make hospitality workers especially vulnerable, given many employees rely on tips. Some efforts are being made to improve the conditions. Chicago recently adopted policies that include requiring hotels to develop anti-harassment policies.
CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police say two people from suburban Minneapolis falsely claimed they were robbed at knifepoint of a $12,000 engagement ring. Authorities said Saturday 27-year-old Katie Mager of Apple Valley and 27-year-old Ryan Reiersgaard of Burnsville each face a felony charge of disorderly conducted relating to the false report of a crime.
WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 63-year-old suburban Chicago woman in 1999. Forty-one-year-old Roberto Noyola-Espinal was convicted earlier this year of home invasion and aggravated criminal sexual assault, thanks to a DNA sample he gave years after the crime. DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin says in February of 1999, Noyola-Espinal forced his way into the woman's Lisle home and attacked her.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Three teenagers have been released from the hospital after they were wounded by gunfire following a high school basketball game in central Illinois. The News-Gazette reports the shots were fired outside Champaign Central High School Friday night. Champaign police say the shooting occurred as a large crowd moved outside the school after the game for "a potential fight." The gunfire sent people scattering and injured three females. Authorities are still investigating who fired the shots.
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