CHICAGO, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a statement Thursday in response to the Pennsylvania grand jury report.
The report accuses 300 Catholic priests of sexually abusing at least 1,000 children over seven decades.
"The Catholic Church has a moral obligation to provide its parishioners and the public a complete and accurate accounting of all sexually inappropriate behavior involving priests in Illinois.
“We have reviewed the Pennsylvania grand jury report, which identifies at least seven priests with connections to Illinois. The Chicago Archdiocese has agreed to meet with me. I plan to reach out to the other dioceses in Illinois to have the same conversation and expect the bishops will agree and cooperate fully. If not, I will work with states attorneys and law enforcement throughout Illinois to investigate.”