Parks Director Quits Ahead of Sex Abuse Report

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The director of Evanston (Ill.) Parks, Recreation and Community Services quit this week, a day before the City Council was due to discuss a recently completed outside investigation into the handling of allegations of sexual harassment and abuse.

Lawrence Hemingway, who held the position for six years, resigned Monday ,effective immediately, according to a message from interim city manager Kelley Gandurski to the City Council.

As reported by, Hemingway becomes the latest city staffer to resign in the wake of a scandal over accusations of sexual misconduct toward girls and women working for the parks department as lifeguards.

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