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American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois

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  • Illinois eavesdropping law struck down as unconstitutional

     Illinois eavesdropping law struck down as unconstitutional
    Citizen journalists take note: The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld your constitutional right to point your iPhone at a police officer.
  • Pact calls for better conditions for imprisoned juveniles

    Pact calls for better conditions for imprisoned juveniles
    Youths in Illinois' troubled juvenile prisons would receive enhanced access to education, mental health services and other improvements under a proposal that awaits a judge's approval. Eighteen months after suing the state's Department of Juvenile...

    Court OKs same-sex marriage licenses now for couples facing life-threatening illness

    Court OKs same-sex marriage licenses now for couples facing life-threatening illness
    A federal judge on Monday ordered the Cook County Clerk's office to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples who can establish that a life-threatening illness prevents them from waiting until the new marriage law takes effect in June. The...

    Passage of same-sex marriage celebrated by gay, lesbian couples across state

     Passage of same-sex marriage celebrated by gay, lesbian couples across state
    Robyne O'Mara and Lynne Burnett have been together 33 years, and on Tuesday they watched, almost in awe, as Illinois lawmakers cast votes that would make the couple's decadeslong relationship equal to any other. "We were just blown away," O'Mara said...

    Religious protections on gay marriage in doubt

     Religious protections on gay marriage in doubt
    Illinois' gay marriage bill that awaits the governor's signature doesn't force religious clergy to officiate at same-sex weddings or compel churches to open their doors for ceremonies. But similar safeguards aren't spelled out for pastry chefs, florists,...