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The Chicago That We Want

Colleen Connell | Posted 06.08.2015 | Chicago
Colleen Connell

You won another four years, Mayor Emanuel. You told us you'd listen to us and do what is best for Chicago. We want a safe, effective, united Chicago for all residents, no matter our neighborhood or skin color.

Battle Over Illinois Ultrasound Bill Rages On

Posted 03.22.2012 | Chicago

One of two abortion-related bills that flew through the Illinois House's Agriculture Committee last month picked up a slew of amendments before passin...

Abortion Bills OKed By Agriculture Committee

Posted 02.25.2012 | Chicago

Two contentious pieces of abortion-related legislation being pushed by pro-life lawmakers this week in Illinois sailed through the state's Agriculture...

Democrat Plans To Fight Anti-Abortion Measure With Viagra Amendment

Posted 02.20.2012 | Chicago

Several Illinois lawmakers expressed frustration last week when the Illinois House Agriculture Committee once again put women's health issues on their...

'Women Are Not Livestock'

Posted 02.17.2012 | Chicago

A bill that would impose stricter operation standards on health care centers that perform abortions is being pushed through the Illinois House Agricul...

Should Low Income Housing Residents Be Drug Tested?

Posted 11.23.2011 | Chicago

The ACLU of Illinois is calling on the Chicago Housing Authority to end its practice of drug testing residents of its mixed-income public housing unit...

Chicago Journalist Detained After Recording Cops Arresting Teen

Posted 11.17.2011 | Chicago

A Loyola University Chicago journalism professor has filed a complaint against a Chicago police officer who allegedly detained him after he videotaped...

ACLU Files Suit Against City Over Minority Neighborhood Police Deployments

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

The ACLU of Illinois on Thursday announced that they are suing the city of Chicago because they allege that response times to emergency calls in high-...

Judge: State Can End Foster Contracts With Catholic Charities

Posted 11.27.2011 | Chicago

Catholic Charities has lost another round in the ongoing battle over adoption and foster care contracts being granted to same-sex couples in civil uni...

Judge: Allowing Citizens To Record Police In Public Violates Cops' Privacy

Posted 11.14.2011 | Chicago

On Tuesday, a judge indicated that the American Civil Liberties Union's challenge of the harsh Illinois eavesdropping law banning the audio recording ...

Catholic Charities To Appeal Judge's Gay Adoption Decision

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

An attorney representing Catholic Charities in four Illinois church dioceses said Monday that he will appeal a judge's ruling against his client in a ...

Woman Who Recorded Cop Harassment Acquitted, Jurors Call Trial A 'Waste Of Time'

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

A woman who secretly recorded a conversation with two Chicago Police investigators while filing a sexual harassment complaint last August was acquitte...

Is Illinois 'At War' With Catholics? Some Church Leaders Think So

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

After an Illinois judge ruled last week that the state Department of Children and Family Services can legally sever their long-standing foster care an...

State Ordered To Issue New Birth Certificates To Trans Residents

Posted 09.19.2011 | Chicago

Following an order issued last week by a Cook County Circuit Judge, three transgender individuals will soon be granted new birth certificates reflecti...

Government Budgets vs. Reality for Women and Girls

K. Sujata | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

When I look at the proposed Illinois and federal budgets, I can't help but see how many of the cuts will have a disproportionate impact on women and girls.

The Spirit of the Illinois Constitution

Edwin Yohnka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edwin Yohnka

Is it really possible that a school whose mission is based on teaching a specific set of religious values can distinguish which parts of the building are religious and which are not?