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Lisa Madigan

Midwest attorneys general discuss gender violence

Attorney General Lisa Madigan says Illinois has made strides in helping victims of gender-based violence but can improve in some areas. Madigan gave Thursday's opening address to members of the Midwest region's National Association of Attorneys General. Roughly half a dozen attorneys general, along with advocates and staff gathered for workshops focused on preventing and improving responses to domestic abuse and college campus sexual assaults. Madigan says a recently-formed Illinois working group is studying issues including improving how rape kits are handled by authorities and better handling victims' reports. The group includes Cook County State's Attorney Anita...