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Pat Quinn signs law making ‘revenge porn’ a felony

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

December 30, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a bill that criminalizes the distribution of "revenge porn," sexually explicit images of someone usually shared online by former romantic partners without the subject's consent. The...

Illinois General Assembly passes ‘revenge porn’ bill

Bailey Williams, Development and Recruitment Editor

December 6, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

The Illinois General Assembly passed Wednesday a widely supported “revenge porn” bill that would ban the publication of sexually explicit pictures without the consent of the person depicted. “It was a great day for Illinois,”...

State representative sues Evanston challenger for making defamatory claims

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 9, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics, State

State Rep. Scott Drury (D-Highwood) is suing his opponent in the upcoming election — an Evanston doctor — and others, claiming they advertised and published defamatory and false information about him to the public. Dr....

State legislators move to ban ‘revenge porn’

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

February 9, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Representatives in the Illinois General Assembly introduced a new bipartisan bill last month that would ban "revenge porn," the publication of sexually explicit pictures without the consent of the person depicted. “It is a very import...