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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.

08/26/2014

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Wisconsin, Indiana Set To Defend Gay Marriage Bans

The 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.

08/26/2014

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ACLU Study Finds Racial Profiling Still An Issue For Illinois Police

The 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.

08/13/2014

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Some Concerned About Car Computers’ Effect On Privacy

Connecting to the web on the road is a convenience that could be harming us. What is saved and shared has people concerned.

08/06/2014

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Federal Judge Orders Early Same-Sex Marriage License For Dying Same-Sex Partner

One of the partners is expected to die before Illinois’ same-sex marriage law takes effect next June.

11/25/2013

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Ex-GOP Boss Brady To Lobby For Same-Sex Marriage

Former Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady, who was pushed out by party conservatives because of his vocal support for same-sex marriage, is writing his next chapter by tackling the same issue.

08/28/2013

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ACLU Sues To Challenge CHA Drug Test Policy

The practice is being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, which says the urinalysis tests for residents in mixed-income housing developments are an invasion of privacy.

08/15/2013

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Civil Libertarians, Consumers Uneasy About Government Collecting Verizon Phone Records

CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports on why the National Security Agency may be watching who you call and who calls you.

06/06/2013

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Student Sues School Over Suspension For Twitter Comment

Lowell High School graduate Delaina Trusty claimed she was wrongly punished for her use of Twitter while she was away from school.

06/06/2013

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Court Ruling On DNA Swabs Worries Local Privacy Advocates

The court ruled it is ok to take a DNA mouth swab from a person simply while under arrest to see if they could be connected to unsolved crimes.

06/03/2013

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Quinn Signs Law Blocking Employers From Asking For Facebook Passwords

Gov. Pat Quinn has signed the so-called “Facebook Bill” into law, barring employers from asking job applicants and employees for their social network passwords.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

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Downstate Clerks, Religious Law Firm To Defend Gay Marriage Ban

Two county clerks from downstate and a Chicago-based Catholic law firm are asking a judge for permission to defend Illinois’ gay marriage ban.

CBS Chicago–07/03/2012

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Lawsuits Filed To Secure Gay Marriage Rights In Illinois

Two separate lawsuits were filed Wednesday, attempting to secure marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

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Parents Of Students Targeted In Facebook Posts Say Expulsions Were Appropriate

A very different take on three-eighth graders from Griffith, Ind. who were banned from school after making threats against other students on Facebook. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.

04/26/2012

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Jay Miller, Longtime Head Of Illinois ACLU, Dies At 83

Jay Miller, who served more than 40 years in the leadership of the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, has died at the age of 83.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

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Chicago Police Union Moves To Kill ACLU Suit

The Fraternal Order of Police filed a legal motion Thursday with the ultimate goal of dismissing an ACLU lawsuit that accused the city of Chicago of depriving some inner-city neighborhoods of adequate police protection.

12/01/2011

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ACLU: Police Discriminate In Responding To 911 Calls

The Chicago Police Department is under fire this morning from the American Civil Liberties Union for its handling of 911 calls.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

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Security Cameras Part Of Daily Life Since 9/11

There a few life-changing events in our lives. No question, 9/11 was one of them. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports on how even a simple stroll into work is different than it was a decade ago.

CBS 2–09/07/2011

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Woman Who Recorded Cops Acquitted Of Felony Eavesdropping

A former stripper, who secretly recorded two Chicago Police Internal Affairs investigators while filing a sexual harassment complaint against another officer was acquitted on eavesdropping charges Wednesday.

08/24/2011

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ACLU Intervenes In Catholic Charities Adoption Rights Case

A judge is allowing the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in the battle over adoption rights for same-sex couples.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

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