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American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

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  • 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.
  • Officers' body cameras to pose tough issues for Chicago police

    Officers' body cameras to pose tough issues for Chicago police
    The Chicago Police Department is preparing to try out body cameras on some of its officers, joining a growing national trend that is raising hopes of increased police professionalism but also a raft of difficult questions about how the cameras should be...

    Child deaths tied to abuse, neglect still high

     Child deaths tied to abuse, neglect still high
    Nearly one year after Illinois child welfare officials revealed under pressure that more children had died from abuse or neglect than earlier reported, new state statistics show the disturbing high rate has continued. The Illinois Department of Children...

    In Peoria, parody and self-parody

    In Peoria, parody and self-parody
    These days, social media are a big part of politics. So when Rahm Emanuel embarked on his race for mayor of Chicago in 2010, it was no surprise to see @MayorEmanuel appear on Twitter. The surprise came in the tweets, like a proposed campaign slogan:...

    Women's religious liberty is eroded by ruling

    The Tuesday editorial on the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision claims the decision "bulwarks Americans' freedom." Clearly the Tribune editorial board has a narrower view of freedom than many Americans, particularly American women, whose health,...