Incidents of jail detainees harassing female legal professionals “decreased substantially” since the 2017 lawsuit was filed, according to a spokesperson for Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli. [Flickr/Zol87]

Cook County commissioners voted Thursday to approve a $14 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit brought by a group of female assistant public defenders and law clerks who alleged a hostile work environment during visits to the Cook County Jail.

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