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American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

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Top American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois Articles

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  • Limiting police drones in Illinois

    If law enforcement agencies had a free hand, we might all soon be living in a version of what Sting sang: "Every step you take, I'll be watching you." The advance of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as drones, has made suffocating surveillance not only...
  • Mandating birth-control benefits unlawful, appeals court told

    Mandating birth-control benefits unlawful, appeals court told
    Lawyers for two Roman Catholic-owned companies in Illinois and Indiana argued before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday that a law forcing them to include birth control in their employees' benefits would violate their First Amendment rights....
  • Suit alleging police deployment inequalities in black, Hispanic communities dismissed

    Suit alleging police deployment inequalities in black, Hispanic communities dismissed
    A Cook County judge has dismissed a civil rights lawsuit that alleged inequalities in how Chicago police deploy officers in predominantly black and Hispanic communities. In a 10-page ruling last week, Judge Neil Cohen ruled that the court does not have...
  • Birth certificate changes easier in Illinois?

    Birth certificate changes easier in Illinois?
    A recent Cook County court ruling makes it possible for transgender people in Illinois to correct the gender on their birth certificates without undergoing genital surgery, but advocates say there’s more work to do and that the current law still...
  • Group argues to join gay marriage lawsuit

    Group argues to join gay marriage lawsuit
    An Illinois organization trying to intervene in a lawsuit that claims the state’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional presented oral arguments today in Cook County Circuit Court. Bryan Beauman, an attorney representing the Illinois Family...
  • G-8 gone but will protesters still show?

    G-8 gone but will protesters still show?
    After the initial surprise over word from the White House today that the May G-8 summit has been moved to Camp David, Chicago officials and protest organizers quickly turned to speculation of how that would affect the NATO meeting that is still planned...
  • G-8 summit to be held at Camp David, not Chicago

    G-8 summit to be held at Camp David, not Chicago
    President Obama is moving one of two major world summits from Chicago to the presidential retreat near Washington, with an aide saying the president has decided he wants a more "intimate" setting than his hometown for the May gathering.   The Group of...
  • Chicago aldermen balk at drug testing for city employees

    Chicago aldermen are balking at a proposal to impose random drug tests on all city employees as the American Civil Liberties Union raises questions about whether it would survive a court challenge. A City Council committee that was scheduled to...
  • City still in dark about scale of G-8, NATO protests

    City still in dark about scale of G-8, NATO protests
    In Wisconsin, a group of environmentalists plans to bicycle to Chicago's G-8 and NATO summits to protest an economy that relies too heavily on fossil fuel. In California, a nurses union has a permit for a Chicago march the day before the summits to...
  • Despite budget cuts, DCFS preps to do more

    Despite budget cuts, DCFS preps to do more
    The director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has launched a plan he says will put dozens more workers in closer contact with vulnerable children the agency is supposed to protect. Thanks to an increase in federal funding and...
  • Front-line workers bear brunt of DCFS staff cuts

    Front-line workers bear brunt of DCFS staff cuts
    Budget cuts that are often cited as a reason for failures by the state agency charged with protecting children have fallen disproportionately on front-line child abuse and neglect workers, a Tribune analysis has found. Less than half the agency's overall...