Victims group wants college to rename Imesch award

JOLIET, Ill. (WLS) -- A victims group is calling for a Joliet college to rename an award named for the late Bishop Joseph Imesch.

Bishop Imesch, who died this week, led the Joliet diocese for 27 years and was accused of covering up alleged abuse by priests.

The group Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests wants the University of Saint Francis change the name of the award.

A spokesperson says honoring Imesch only rubs salt into the wounds of abuse victims.
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