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  • 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...
  • 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 is pulled from Chicago — but NATO, security concerns and global spotlight stay

    G-8 is pulled from Chicago — but NATO, security concerns and global spotlight stay
    Chicago's star turn on the world stage was cut in half Monday after President Barack Obama made a surprise shift of the May G-8 international summit from his hometown to Camp David. The full complement of downtown security concerns remains however....
  • ACLU sues Chicago over police deployment

    ACLU sues Chicago over police deployment
    A lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois alleges the Chicago’s deployment of police officers results in slower response times to 911 calls in primarily black and Hispanic neighborhoods than largely white communities. The...
  • DCFS to add investigators, cut caseloads

    DCFS to add investigators, cut caseloads
    Despite deep state budget cuts, the state’s child-welfare agency has reached an agreement with a watchdog group to lower caseloads for frontline workers who investigate critical hotline calls alleging abuse and neglect. The Illinois Department of...
  • State, ACLU reach pact to reduce DCFS caseloads

    State, ACLU reach pact to reduce DCFS caseloads
    The state's child welfare agency has reached an agreement with a watchdog group to lower troubling caseload levels for workers who investigate hotline calls alleging abuse and neglect. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services plans to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Covering gay rights as a beat

    Covering gay rights as a beat
    On Wednesday morning, the gay rights group Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois each filed a lawsuit against Cook County Clerk David Orr, saying the state’s ban on issuing marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples...
  • Budget cuts threaten DCFS reforms

    Budget cuts threaten DCFS reforms
    Tribune reporter Clifford Triplett understands the impact his tortured past had on Illinois' child-welfare system and doesn't want to see it lose ground. As a 5-year-old, he was burned with cigarettes, whipped with a belt buckle and starved for months....
  • Gay marriage ban unconstitutional, Cook County State's Attorney motion says

    Gay marriage ban unconstitutional, Cook County State's Attorney motion says
    The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office concedes in a court filing today that the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, according to a spokeswoman.   Two recent lawsuits against Cook County Clerk David Orr claim that...