• facebook
  • twitter
  • sign up today!

Public Safety

Near West Side child abuse center embarks on overhaul

City officials presided Tuesday over an 18,000-square-foot expansion of the Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, a private, non-profit health site in the Illinois Medical District that has acknowledged being overwhelmed by its patient intake.

Under an expansion slated to finish in December, CCAC, located at 1240 S. Damen Ave., will ramp up efforts to train the community in identifying signs of sexual and physical abuse – with the intention of increasing the number of reported incidents, according to Audrey Eisenberg, chief external affairs officer for the CCAC.

Illinois youth sex offenders drop 46.5% since 2010, report says

University of Chicago Police seeks public comments as it comes under review

Metra employees to receive terrorist-recognition training

“Excessive yawning,” “repetitive touching of face,” “rubbing or wringing of hands” could be the normal responses of a tired commuter – or in rare instances, the behavior of a potential terrorist.


Clarendon Park security cuts making gang members 'bolder' residents say

Federal gov't allocates $53.7 million for Thomson prison

34 percent of city averages less than a murder per year

University of Chicago police not accountable, petition claims

Chicago firefighters re-elect union president

Police officers make movie trailer in effort to curb theft from cars