Some people in Chicago started the New Year with a lavish dinner at a famous Chicago steakhouse, but they weren’t ordinary diners. Many are homeless, some battling drug addiction or mental illness.
Women undergoing drug counseling and their children are among some 250 people being served a three-course meal at a well-known Chicago steak house today.
Agencies that provide emergency help for utility bills in Lake County are beginning to see a backlog.
Attorneys for Catholic Charities are asking an appellate court to stay a ruling that allows Illinois to stop working with the groups on adoptions and foster-care placements.
A downstate judge says the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service may now begin canceling its adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.
The State of Illinois is moving to steer foster families to new agencies, even as Catholic Charities prepares to fight a court ruling allowing the state to end its relationship with the agency.
A judge is allowing the American Civil Liberties Union to intervene in the battle over adoption rights for same-sex couples.
The state has resumed referring foster care cases to Catholic Charities, as a court battle continues over the right to turn away same-sex couples in civil unions.
Following a legal dispute over the right to turn away same-sex couples in civil unions, the State of Illinois has decided not to renew adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.
Several Catholic Charities groups are suing the state, saying they should not have to accept same-sex couples in civil unions as foster parents.
Catholic Charities says it might stop its adoption services if the state requires them to place children with same-sex couples.
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