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  • Interfaith clergy coalition opposes gay marriage bill

    Interfaith clergy coalition opposes gay marriage bill
    A coalition of Roman Catholics, Muslims, Mormons, Missouri Synod Lutherans and conservative Anglicans has written to Illinois lawmakers, urging them to reject any legislation that would extend marriage to same-sex couples. In the letter the bishops...
  • Problem Solver: Ticketgate ends in settlement

     Problem Solver: Ticketgate ends in settlement
    Mark Geinosky may never know why he received 24 unwarranted parking tickets, but the former Orland Park resident finally has some closure in the case. Geinosky said Wednesday that he has reached a settlement to end his federal lawsuit against the city...
  • Leaders vote to repeal stricter smoking ban in Johnson Co.

    Leaders vote to repeal stricter smoking ban in Johnson Co.
    One of the state’s most strict smoking bans is already going up in smoke. A group of Johnson County leaders voted this week to repeal a smoking ban that covered virtually every public building in the county. The ban, which was passed last month,...
  • Bob Dole and the GOP's disability

    Bob Dole and the GOP's disability
    Much ink has been spilled in recent weeks criticizing the Republican Party and its failed presidential candidate for a lack of compassion and obvious antipathy toward "47 percent" of the electorate (if not a bit more), so it was reassuring to see two of...
  • Watchdog Update: Medicaid payments to psychiatrist halted

    Watchdog Update: Medicaid payments to psychiatrist halted
    The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services has suspended Medicaid payments to a controversial Chicago psychiatrist who the federal government says fraudulently prescribed antipsychotic medication to thousands of mentally ill nursing home...
  • Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids: report

    Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids: report
    Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities since Congress passed landmark legislation on their behalf in 1990. And yet advocates say barriers and bias still abound when it comes to one basic human right: To be...
  • Five questions with … Ari Karen

    Five questions with … Ari Karen
    The 25-year-old Baltimore-based law firm Offit Kurman recently formed a pioneering mortgage compliance affiliate, C3 Compliance Consultants, to help lenders across the United States conform with regulations launched this year by the federal Consumer...
  • 'Wage theft' prevails in post-recession economy

    'Wage theft' prevails in post-recession economy
    Behind the counter at a convenience store in Princess Anne, Elvira Orellana worked 72 hours a week, making sandwiches, cleaning the kitchen and ordering the ingredients to prepare oxtail, curry chicken and cheese steaks. Her employer paid her $648 a week...
  • Rivals for county office mainly on same page

    SOUTH BEND -- The candidates for county commissioner in District 3 agreed more than they disagreed Tuesday during a candidate's forum hosted by the American Democracy Project at Indiana University South Bend and held on campus. On the subject of leaf...
  • William L. Taylor dies at 78; leading civil rights advocate

    William L. Taylor dies at 78; leading civil rights advocate
    William L. Taylor didn't necessarily look the part of a leading civil rights advocate, a matter he addressed in his memoir under the heading "A White Guy Like Me," as in: "What leads a white guy like me to spend his life working on behalf of black people?...
  • Frederick A. Fay dies at 66; advocate for rights of the disabled

    Frederick A. Fay dies at 66; advocate for rights of the disabled
    When he was in high school, Frederick A. Fay would shoot baskets for hours in his Bethesda, Md., backyard. Then, before heading inside, he might execute a routine of flips on a trapeze. That was his intention one day toward the end of his junior year...