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Joe Coughlin, Publisher
6:39 pm CDT May 7, 2017

New Lenox resident Nicholas Rushing took action this week after his 6-year-old autistic daughter, Kayle, was struck multiple times by an aide while riding the bus to school. 

The incident was caught on a video that has gained national attention after circulation from major news networks like ABC, CBS and CNN. In the video, an adult yells at and strikes a seated young girl twice in the face as the girl puts up her arm in defense. According to a petition on, that girl is Kayle Rushing.