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Ira Silverstein

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Chicago Tribune
Speaker Madigan: 'I take responsibility' for not doing enough on sexual harassment issuebeyond changes lawmakers pushed through late last year in the wake of sexual ha
Chicago Tribune / Posted 18 hours ago
beyond changes lawmakers pushed through late last year in the wake of sexual harassment accusations made against state Sen. Ira Silverstein of Chicago. While Silverstein eventually was cleared — he instead was found to have behaved in a manner... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Mike Madigan flunks the #MeToo testmore than 200 people had signed a letter protesting the predatory behavior of s
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
more than 200 people had signed a letter protesting the predatory behavior of some men in politics, and state Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, faced accusations of harassment. This led Madigan, yes Madigan, to push the General Assembly to... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Madigan fires political worker over inappropriate advancesCounty victims’ rights advocate Denise Rotheimer emerged from the audience and
SaukValley.com / Posted 4 days ago
County victims’ rights advocate Denise Rotheimer emerged from the audience and told lawmakers that Democratic state Sen. Ira Silverstein of Chicago had made unwanted comments about her appearance, sent her hundreds of Facebook messages and placed... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Speaker Madigan cuts political worker loose over inappropriate advancesCounty victims’ rights advocate Denise Rotheimer emerged from the audience and
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
County victims’ rights advocate Denise Rotheimer emerged from the audience and told lawmakers that Democratic state Sen. Ira Silverstein of Chicago had made unwanted comments about her appearance, sent her hundreds of Facebook messages and placed... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Speaker Madigan cuts political worker loose over inappropriate advancesworkers, lobbyists and others who shared stories describing Springfield as havi
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
workers, lobbyists and others who shared stories describing Springfield as having a culture of sexual harassment. Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, came under investigation following the testimony of a female lobbyist who accused him of making... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Illinois governor, politicsin government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Topspin
Chicago Tribune / Posted 11 days ago
in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Topspin What appeared to be a victory in state Sen. Ira Silverstein's battle to stay on the March primary ballot was short-lived.... The field to succeed Democratic U.S. Rep.... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Judge rules attorney general hopeful Drury kicked off primary ballot; he will appealwe need to be better than this.” Also on Friday, the Chicago Board of Election
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
we need to be better than this.” Also on Friday, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners voted to allow State Sen. Ira Silverstein onto the ballot. The Chicago Democrat’s nomination petitions had been challenged, but it was decided that he... Read more
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Daily Herald
Chicago Democrat survives ballot challenge by 2 signaturesCHICAGO -- After weeks of wrangling over the nominating petitions of Illinois s
Daily Herald / Posted 14 days ago
CHICAGO -- After weeks of wrangling over the nominating petitions of Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says he has enough signatures to remain on the ballot. Silverstein, a Democrat, initially submitted... Read more
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WQOW Eau Claire
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
WQOW Eau Claire / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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WGEM Quincy
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
WGEM Quincy / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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KFJX Pittsburg
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
KFJX Pittsburg / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
KWWL Iowa / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
Dayton Daily News / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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The Courier Express Newspapers
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
The Courier Express Newspapers / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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WFMJ Youngstown
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
WFMJ Youngstown / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Rising numbers of lawmakers facing sexual misconduct claimsof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 14 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Slap on wrist for state senatora law prohibiting sexual harassment by state lawmakers and hired a legislative
SaukValley.com / Posted 17 days ago
a law prohibiting sexual harassment by state lawmakers and hired a legislative inspector general to determine whether Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, had violated that new law. The inspector general, Julie Porter, has concluded he did... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Illinois House panel studying harassment plans a report this yearand borrow from the best. The hearing was just days after a Legislative Inspec
SaukValley.com / Posted 18 days ago
and borrow from the best. The hearing was just days after a Legislative Inspector General’s report found that Sen. Ira Silverstein acted unprofessionally while working on legislation with advocate Denise Rotheimer but did not harass... Read more
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Peoria Journal Star
Illinois lawmakers seek 'best practices' to combat sexual harassmentfill the vacant position, lobbyist Denise Rotheimer came forward with allegatio
Peoria Journal Star / Posted 18 days ago
fill the vacant position, lobbyist Denise Rotheimer came forward with allegations of sexual harassment against state Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago. On Friday, the inspector general’s report found Silverstein did not engage in sexual harassment,... Read more
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Northwest Herald
House panel studying harassment plans a report this yearand borrow from the best. The hearing was just days after a Legislative Inspec
Northwest Herald / Posted 18 days ago
and borrow from the best. The hearing was just days after a Legislative Inspector General's report found that Sen. Ira Silverstein acted unprofessionally while working on legislation with advocate Denise Rotheimer but did not harass... Read more
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Daily Herald
House panel studying harassment plans a report this yearand borrow from the best. The hearing was just days after a Legislative Inspec
Daily Herald / Posted 18 days ago
and borrow from the best. The hearing was just days after a Legislative Inspector General's report found that Sen. Ira Silverstein (SIHL'-vur-steen) acted unprofessionally while working on legislation with advocate Denise Rotheimer but did... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
State Sen. Silverstein should stay on March ballot, election official saysState Sen. Ira Silverstein should be allowed on the March 20 primary ballot, a
Chicago Tribune / Posted 19 days ago
State Sen. Ira Silverstein should be allowed on the March 20 primary ballot, a city election official said Sunday following a lengthy challenge to the embattled Democrat’s nominating petitions. Maurice Sone, a Chicago Board of Election Commissioners... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Chicago breaking news, sports, business, entertainment, weather and trafficgiven way to clearer waters and while that clarity is attractive to swimmers, i
Chicago Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
given way to clearer waters and while that clarity is attractive to swimmers, it comes at a steep cost to wildlife. Sen. Ira Silverstein's behavior doesn't amount to sexual harassment. That doesn't mean it's acceptable. Denise Rotheimer wanted... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Bad boy, Iraa law prohibiting sexual harassment by state lawmakers and hired a legislative
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
a law prohibiting sexual harassment by state lawmakers and hired a legislative inspector general to determine whether Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, had violated that new law. The IG, Julie Porter, has concluded he did not. Victims’ advocate... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Mixed verdict in state sex-harassment investigation a victory for processa year after the north suburban victims’ rights advocate filed an ethics compla
Chicago Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
a year after the north suburban victims’ rights advocate filed an ethics complaint against Democratic state Sen. Ira Silverstein of Chicago alleging that he had a “twisted agenda” and pursued her romantically “with the intent to degrade”... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
State Sen. Ira Silverstein 'unprofessional,' but cleared of sex harassment(AP) — Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein made inappropriate "teasing and flir
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 22 days ago
(AP) — Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein made inappropriate "teasing and flirtatious" comments to activist Denise Rotheimer while the two worked on legislation, but he did not sexually harass her, the inspector general for the General Assembly... Read more
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SaukValley.com
Ruling: Illinois lawmaker 'unprofessional,' but didn't harass womanSPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein made inappropriate “teas
SaukValley.com / Posted 22 days ago
SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois state Sen. Ira Silverstein made inappropriate “teasing and flirtatious” comments to activist Denise Rotheimer while the two worked on legislation, but he did not sexually harass her, the inspector general for the General... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Silverstein 'unprofessional' but cleared of sex harassmentFILE - In this May 28, 2017 file photo, Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-
Greenwich Time / Posted 22 days ago
FILE - In this May 28, 2017 file photo, Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, speaks at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill. Julie Porter, the inspector general for the Illinois General Assembly, says Silverstein did not sexually... Read more
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The News-Times
Silverstein 'unprofessional' but cleared of sex harassmentIllinois House committee in Chicago. The inspector general for the Illinois Gen
The News-Times / Posted 22 days ago
Illinois House committee in Chicago. The inspector general for the Illinois General Assembly Julie Porter, says State Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, did not sexually harass Rotheimer, who's legislation he was sponsoring last year. The Inspector... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Silverstein 'unprofessional' but cleared of sex harassmentIllinois House committee in Chicago. The inspector general for the Illinois Gen
Stamford Advocate / Posted 22 days ago
Illinois House committee in Chicago. The inspector general for the Illinois General Assembly Julie Porter, says State Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, did not sexually harass Rotheimer, who's legislation he was sponsoring last year. The Inspector... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Silverstein 'unprofessional' but cleared of sex harassmentFILE - In this May 28, 2017 file photo, Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-
Connecticut Post / Posted 22 days ago
FILE - In this May 28, 2017 file photo, Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein, D-Chicago, speaks at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Ill. Julie Porter, the inspector general for the Illinois General Assembly, says Silverstein did not sexually... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Watchdog: Silverstein's conduct 'unbecoming of a legislator,' but not sexual harassmentA watchdog has determined that Democratic state Sen. Ira Silverstein did not en
Chicago Tribune / Posted 22 days ago
A watchdog has determined that Democratic state Sen. Ira Silverstein did not engage in sexual harassment while working with a victims rights advocate on legislation but “did behave in a manner unbecoming of a legislator.” The findings by Special... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Sexual misconduct allegations topple some state lawmakersof the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 26 days ago
of the House Local Government Committee after allegations he sexually harassed a female lawmaker. 4. Illinois: Sen. Ira Silverstein, resigned in November as majority caucus chairman after a victims rights advocate publicly accused him of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Even after tax hike, Illinois education board wants double the moneydecision coming soon: A hearing officer at the Chicago Board of Election Commis
Chicago Tribune / Posted 30 days ago
decision coming soon: A hearing officer at the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners is weighing whether state Sen. Ira Silverstein should keep his spot on the primary ballot and will issue a recommendation soon. A challenge to the petition... Read more

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