Federal Judge Blocks Indiana Abortion LawU.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt released a ruling Thursday that grants the preliminary injunction sought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. The law was to set to take effect Friday.
Couple Files Complaint After Inn Denies Them Non-Religious WeddingA mixed faith couple has filed a discrimination complaint with the state, after being told they could not have their wedding at an inn in Galena, because they wanted a non-religious ceremony.
State Bill Would Limit Police Use Of Stingray Cell Phone Tracking UnitA bill has been filed in Springfield that would limit the ways police could use so-called Stingray cell phone technology, reports WBBM's Bob Roberts.
What Are Your Rights During A Traffic Stop?CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reviewed key points of the bland dashboard video with two law enforcement experts.
ACLU Obtains Court Orders To Maintain State Funding To Help People With DisabilitiesThe American Civil Liberties Union says it's gotten court orders keeping state budget money flowing to help many people with physical and psychological disabilities, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
ACLU Asking Judge To Order DCFS To Enact ReformsThe American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is asking a federal judge to order the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to start enacting court-ordered reforms, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.
Privacy Advocates Worry New State Cyberbullying Law Goes Too Far It's supposed to keep our kids safe, but a new state law aimed at curbing cyberbullying is coming under fire with some saying it goes too far.
ACLU: Racial Disparity In Traffic Stops Still A ProblemAn analysis by the American Civil Liberties Union has revealed African-American drivers bear an undue burden of traffic stops in Chicago.
ACLU Official: Quarantines For Returning Medical Workers Raise Constitutional IssuesIllinois, New Jersey and New York have each implemented a mandatory 21-day quarantine for medical workers returning from West Africa and the ACLU’s Colleen Connell says those policies raise serious constitutional issues.
Judge Calls Same-Sex Marriage Bans "Savage Discrimination"Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.
Wisconsin, Indiana Set To Defend Gay Marriage BansThe legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago, where nearly 200 people lined up hoping to hear arguments in a case challenging gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.
ACLU Study Finds Racial Profiling Still An Issue For Illinois PoliceThe American Civil Liberties Union was renewing its call for an end to consensual vehicle searches by police, after a new report suggested racial profiling in Illinois is still a significant problem.