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American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

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  • 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...
  • High DCFS caseloads raise red flags

    High DCFS caseloads raise red flags
    Fred Pennix recently drove into Chicago's crime-ridden Englewood neighborhood to check on two of the nearly 40 families under his watch as a state child-protection investigator. It was a holiday but, worried about the children's safety, he was going to...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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 crowding overburdens children's shelter

    DCFS crowding overburdens children's shelter
    After being beaten with a pan and left in the dark for hours bound to a pole, the 11-year-old girl escaped from her abusive home through a basement window and walked barefoot six blocks to the La Grange police station one summer night in 2011. "She...
  • 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...
  • Judge dismisses Wheaton College lawsuit against Obama administration over contraception mandate

     Judge dismisses Wheaton College lawsuit against Obama administration over contraception mandate
    A federal judge has dismissed Wheaton College's lawsuit against the Obama administration for requiring the evangelical Christian college to offer health insurance that covers the cost of contraception, including the morning-after pill, for employees. The...