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Title IX

A new report says Illinois lacks comprehensive guidelines when it comes to dealing with sexual misconduct cases in elementary and high schools.

Rich Egger

Last week various media sources reported on the lawsuit filed against the Macomb School District on behalf of two female students who allege they were sexually harassed, assaulted and raped at Macomb High School and that Macomb School District Administration did nothing to make the girls feel safe or have their concerns heard. This became so problematic that they both left Macomb High School, and one eventually the town and district, to remove themselves from their perpetrator.

Rich Egger

The Macomb School District is not saying much about the federal civil lawsuit filed against it and two of its administrators.  But that’s not stopping members of the community from speaking out about it.

Sex Discrimination Complaint at Knox College

May 22, 2016
Rich Egger

The federal Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has opened another investigation into sex discrimination at Knox College. 

Some Sports Could be Cut in Monmouth-Roseville

Jan 14, 2015
T.J. Carson

The Monmouth-Roseville School District is looking for ways to reduce spending, and the elimination of certain sports programs  is one option under review.

Rich Egger

The federal government is investigating Knox College and 54 other colleges and universities for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.

Appeal Alleges Disparities in Sports

Jun 21, 2012

Jill Brody filed a formal complaint with the Macomb School District in late March under federal Title IX law. Superintendent Alene Reuschel responded that the district is in compliance. Title IX law requires “equivalent” treatment of male and female athletes.

Brody appealed Reuschel's finding in May.

Reuschel says,  “She can ask the board to review that decision. And there's a time frame and so once the board has reviewed, and within that time frame, the board will eventually direct me to respond to Dr. Brody their decision.”

The board has until mid-July to respond.