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American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

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  • 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.
  • 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. Discussions about race remind me of a boxing match. Opponents...

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

    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 hosting right-to-die event

     Chicago hosting right-to-die event
    Changes in the law regarding same-sex marriage, medical marijuana and other once-polarizing issues have encouraged advocates who hope the country is ready to address another taboo: giving terminally ill people a say in how they die. They say the right...