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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • State's care before killings is questioned

    D'Andre Howard left plenty of clues that he was on a dangerous path before he was accused of killing three members of a Hoffman Estates family, but state officials and outside agencies failed to act on those warnings, a new report concludes. Howard's...
  • Suit challenges state's transgender policy

    Suit challenges state's transgender policy
    Lauren Grey is, in all aspects of her life, a woman. Her driver’s license reflects that, as does her name, her Social Security information and her appearance. Still, her Illinois birth certificate says she’s a man. She has requested that...
  • 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...
  • Residents rally against CHA drug-testing plan

    Residents rally against CHA drug-testing plan
    Requiring Chicago Housing Authority residents to be drug-tested and making it easier to evict tenants with family members accused of crime is unconstitutional and will backfire, residents said today at a downtown rally. The CHA is proposing to change its...
  • 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...
  • Freed from prison, some juveniles have no place to go

    Freed from prison, some juveniles have no place to go
    Nearly 10 percent of the inmates in Illinois' juvenile prisons have essentially completed their sentences — in some cases more than a year ago — but are stuck behind bars because they have no place to go, state records show. Many of the...
  • New hope for Illinois’ mentally ill nursing-home residents

    Thousands of psychiatric patients are likely to move out of nursing homes and into community-based settings in the next five years under a landmark legal agreement designed to reshape Illinois' troubled long-term care system. The agreement, expected to...
  • Suicides expose safety breakdowns

    Suicides expose safety breakdowns
    Sometime before 3:09 a.m. on Sept. 1, 2009, Jamal Miller began to tear the bedsheet in his room at the Illinois Youth Center in St. Charles. The stocky 16-year-old tied the sheet to a sock and tied the sock around the metal bar at the top of his bunk...