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A Philadelphia voter (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Opinion: Keystone Election Kops

Republican Pennsylvania State Representative Mike Turzai gives away true intent of Republicans’ new voter ID laws.

07/10/2012

Voting machines in Florida (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Opinion: Disenfranchisement Is The Real Crime

Felony disenfranchisement is nothing more than Republican continuation of Jim Crow voter suppression laws.

07/09/2012

Karl Rove (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: Who Is ALEC?

In right wing politics, ALEC serves as the nexus between corporations and aspiring Republicans always eager to find access to additional campaign cash.

07/05/2012

Early voting sign (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Republicans Are Creating Poll Taxes 2.0

Republicans by creating onerous barriers to voting, including strict ID requirements and shortening of early vote periods have created what amounts to a new version of Jim Crow era poll taxes.

07/03/2012

Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mess In Texas

In Texas Republicans have taken efforts to restrict access to voting a step farther. Texas Republicans are calling for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act.

07/02/2012

Addie Wyatt

Civil Rights And Labor Leader, Rev. Addie Wyatt Dies At 88

She was a pioneer in the labor movement, the civil rights movement and the women’s equality movement. On Thursday, Chicagoans were mourning the death of the Rev. Addie Wyatt.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Pledges No NYPD-Style Spying On Muslims

For the first time in public, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy promised his department will never conduct blanket surveillance of Muslims like the New York Police Department did in Newark, N.J., when he was chief there.

03/04/2012

Police Taping Lawsuit

Steelworker: Officers Beat Me For Videotaping Them

An African-American steel worker says Chicago Police officers beat him up before arresting him for videotaping them last summer, and he has footage to prove it.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Same Sex Marriage

Gay Couple: We Were Kicked Off CTA Bus For Kissing

A man says a CTA bus driver kicked him and his boyfriend off a bus for kissing, and they are considering filing a lawsuit.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2011

Scales Of Justice

Teacher Poised To Win Damages For Denial Of Leave For Religious Pilgrimage

The U.S. Justice Department has entered into a consent decree with the Berkeley School District 87 that settles a lawsuit centered on religious accommodations.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

Todd And Mark Wathen

‘Substantial Evidence’ That B&Bs Violated Downstate Gay Couple’s Rights

State officials have found “substantial evidence” that the civil rights of a gay couple downstate were violated by two facilities that refused to host their civil union ceremony.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2011

Emmett Till

Emmett Till Museum Still In Jeopardy At Burr Oak Cemetery

A published report says yet more fallout has erupted from the scandal at historic Burr Oak Cemetery.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2011

Rev. Jesse Jackson (File Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rev. Jesse Jackson Denies Harassing Gay Former Employee

A former employee of the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition makes shocking claims in a complaint.

04/14/2011

Gay Rights

Gay Rights Advocates Rankled By Ministers’ Denouncement

Some gay rights advocates are taking issue with clergy members who denounced any comparison between the gay rights movement and the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2011

Civil Rights

Ministers Denounce Comparison Of Dr. King, Gay Rights

Several dozen clergy members from around the Chicago area are denouncing a new law that grants civil unions to same-sex couples in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2011

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Friend Of Dr. King’s Addresses Chicago Congregation

A man who worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has come to Chicago, to encourage people to remember more than just the dream.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2011

The 2 Teachers

CBS 2 School: Civil Rights Case Study

The newest efforts to advance civil rights has provided a case study in the complexity and flexibility of the American governing system.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2010

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