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American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

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  • Beware the race-silencers, who stifle honest discussions

    Beware the race-silencers, who stifle honest discussions
    Everyone knows Americans love a good fight. But on this one subject, I wish we could put down our fists for a moment and listen to what the other side has to say. That's the topic of race.
  • State schools will investigate after-hours bullying

     State schools will investigate after-hours bullying
    A new law will force state schools to investigate reports of cyberbullying — even when it happens outside of school. The law, which took effect Jan. 1, doesn't tell schools how to investigate cyberbullying. And it doesn't ask school officials to...

    Some Chicago police will start wearing body cameras in next 2 weeks

    Starting in the next two weeks, some Chicago police officers will begin wearing body cameras, police announced today. As part of a 45- to 60-day pilot program, officers working afternoon shifts in the Northwest Side's Shakespeare District can wear...

    Illinois urged to reform programs for young wards; DCFS director steps down

    Illinois urged to reform programs for young wards; DCFS director steps down
    Illinois authorities urgently need to overhaul the state’s mental health programs for impoverished youth or they will only see more of the violence and abuse exposed by a recent Tribune investigation on residential treatment centers, a panel of...

    Chicago police stop black motorists more, ACLU finds

    Chicago police stop black motorists more, ACLU finds
    The Rev. Ira Acree says he was stopped at a red light on the West Side on a warm night this past summer when a Chicago police officer in a squad car suddenly cursed and shouted at him to pull over. The officer accused him of texting on his cell phone...