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Illinois Adoptees Receiving Original Birth Certificates Thanks To New Law

In this Original Report, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez shares one woman’s emotional journey- and efforts to expand adoption laws.

07/08/2014

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Man Finds Sensitive Employee Data In File Cabinet He Bought From Sears

A Chicago man said Sears is lucky he’s honest; otherwise, the retailer could have exposed hundreds of its former employees to identity theft.

08/01/2013

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State Ends Requirement Of Proof Of Genital Surgery For Birth Certificate Gender Changes

The State of Illinois is ending the requirement that people who change their gender on their birth certificates submit proof of genital surgery.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

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Thousands Of Adoptees Apply For Original Birth Certificates

The State of Illinois says it has received more than 4,000 applications from adoptees who want copies of their original birth certificates.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2011

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Transgender Illinoisans Win Changes On Birth Certificates

Three Illinois residents who have changed their gender are going to get new birth certificates that reflect the change.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011

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Transsexuals Sue After State Refuses To Change Gender On Birth Certificates

A class action lawsuit was filed claiming that the state of Illinois refuses to change the gender on birth certificates of transsexual people unless they’ve undergone genital surgery.

05/10/2011