Chicago Police Note Steep Drop In Investigatory Stops Since COVID-19 Pandemic BeganChicago Police investigatory stops dropped from 3,500 from the first week in March to fewer than 1,000 at the beginning of April.
Federal Judge Orders Illinois Prisons To Reform Transgender Inmate TreatmentAmong other things, the order said prisons can no longer "mechanically'' assign housing based on genitalia or physical size and appearance.
In Latest Failure, DCFS Left 10-Year-Old With Psychological Problems In An Office, For 30 HoursWorkers for the state's child welfare agency knowingly left a 10-year-old child with psychological problems in their office for 30 hours, failing to place the child in a proper facility.
Activists Sue Two Illinois Sheriffs For Detaining Immigrants Without Judicial WarrantsThe lawsuits allege sheriffs in Stephenson and Ogle counties unlawfully detained immigrants for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after minor traffic offenses.
Lawsuit Wants Panhandler Laws Declared UnconstitutionalThe filing on behalf of two panhandlers argues Illinois law and a Downers Grove ordinance violate free-speech rights of the men.
Tofurky: Arkansas Meat-Labeling Law UnconstitutionalThe ACLU filed the lawsuit on behalf of the Oregon-based company against Arkansas' Bureau of Standards. Tofurky produces tofu, quinoa and other plant-based "sausages," deli slices and burgers.
McDonald's Says It's Offering Training To Combat HarassmentThe labor group Fight for $15 filed 25 sexual harassment charges against Chicago-based McDonald's with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund are providing legal support.
Lawsuit Seeks To Block Indiana Ban On Abortion ProcedureFederal courts have blocked similar laws in others states, but Indiana anti-abortion groups hope Justice Brett Kavanaugh's addition has pushed the U.S. Supreme Court further to the right on abortion questions.
'A System Is Broken,' Death Of 2-Year-Old Sparks Concern Over DCFS CaseloadsThe death of a 2-year-old Chicago boy, tragically beaten to death while under the watch of the DCFS, has sparked concern.
Report: Black Motorists Stopped, Searched More Than OthersIn Chicago, African-American drivers accounted for 61 percent of all traffic stops in 2017 while making up 31 percent of the city's population.
Illinois Officials Agree To Settle Prison Health LawsuitA court-appointed expert would guide the overhaul of health care for Illinois prison inmates in a proposed federal consent decree filed Thursday.
Trump Criticizes Chicago's 'Shooting Wave,' Mayor Responds"Overall gun violence is down about 20 percent in the city."
Illinois Officer Claims Pregnancy Discrimination For A 2nd TimeJennifer Panattoni claims the Frankfort Police Department refused to assign her to non-patrol duties or provide a protective vest that covered her growing belly.
Trump Administration To Detain Migrant Families LongerThe move angered immigrant rights advocates and is all but certain to trigger a court battle.
California To Become First State To Eliminate Bail For Suspects Awaiting TrialOther states including New Jersey, Alaska and New Mexico have overhauled their bail systems.