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In this June 25, 2019, file photo a sign is displayed outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo / Gene J. Puskar, File)

The Chicago-based company said Wednesday that its franchisees have committed to provide the training — a combination of online work and in-person discussions — to 850,000 employees. 

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A sexual harassment report puts new scrutiny on Springfield. Bombastic former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh mulls taking on Trump. A teachers union trip to Venezuela causes uproar. And the Cubs close an otherwise strong week with a blowout loss.

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“The culture of sexual harassment exists in Springfield on both sides of the aisle,” Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, a day after a report on workplace culture in the Illinois House was released. (WTTW News)

More fallout from a report detailing a culture of harassment and abuse in the state capitol on Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan’s watch. But is the speaker getting a pass?

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In this July 26, 2017 file photo, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan speaks at a news conference at the state capitol in Springfield, Illinois. (Justin Fowler / The State Journal-Register via AP, File)

A long-awaited report on sexual harassment in the Illinois House outlines a culture of fear, intimidation and bullying under House Speaker Michael Madigan’s former chief of staff Tim Mapes.

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In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo employees stand in McDonald’s Chicago flagship restaurant. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh, File)

McDonald’s Corp. says it’s enhancing training and offering a new hotline for workers in response to mounting allegations of sexual harassment.

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Town of Cicero (Google Maps)

Nadia Bull, an auxiliary police officer in a western suburb of Chicago, claims her department “turned a blind eye” after she was forced into sex and sexually harassed by her superiors for years.

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A still image from the Gillette commercial, “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be.”

What does a new ad campaign say about masculinity in the #MeToo era? We explore reactions both positive and negative to Gillette’s “We Believe” commercial.

State’s attorney says she was “sickened” by allegations made against singer

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In this June 30, 2013 file photo, R. Kelly performs at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frank Micelotta / Invision / AP, File)

The Cook County state’s attorney said she was “sickened” by recent allegations of sexual and physical abuse made against R&B star R. Kelly in a new televised docuseries.

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The Illinois Legislative Ethics Commission has chosen a permanent inspector general to investigate complaints against lawmakers. Former prosecutor and circuit judge Carol Pope was recommended Tuesday. 

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Anne Stava-Murray appears on “Chicago Tonight.”

Meet Anne Stava-Murray, an incoming Democratic state representative who says she is rejecting Michael Madigan’s bid for an 18th term as speaker of the House.

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Ride-hailing giant Uber releases a comprehensive plan to document – and ultimately curb – incidents of sexual misconduct within its ranks. We speak with the company’s chief legal officer Tony West.

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New recommendations for how Illinois campaigns and government offices can eliminate harassment in the workplace. We hear from two of the women behind the report.

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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, right, speaks with Chicago Tribune columnist Heidi Stevens on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 during the Chicago Foundation for Women’s 33rd annual symposium. (Kristen Thometz / Chicago Tonight)

When survivors of sexual abuse share their stories, the gold medal-winning gymnast hopes everyone will “actually listen to them, hear their story and understand how common abuse is,” she said.

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Illinois ranks sixth in the nation when it comes to the percentage of state legislators who are women. A new panel aims to increase the number of women in Illinois politics.

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Learn about a new report on sexual harassment in the sciences – and the suggestions it makes to better combat it. 

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The office will be responsible for overseeing investigations into allegations of student-on-student abuse, ensuring students involved in any allegation are paired with an advocate.