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.
Protesters, Black Lives Matter Activists Sue To Block Indianapolis Police From Using Tear Gas On DemonstratorsThe federal lawsuit argues that the use of chemical agents and projectiles for crowd control violates the First Amendment.
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.
Judge Orders Policy Change At DCFS After Teens Are ShackledA judge has ordered change within the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
Judge Blocks Missouri 8-Week Abortion BanAlexis McGill Johnson, acting president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, praised the ruling and vowed to continue to fight the law in court.
Planned Parenthood Asks Judge To Pause Missouri Abortion LawCritics of a new Missouri ban on abortions at or after eight weeks of pregnancy are asking a judge to block the law from taking effect this week.
Lightfoot Slams Trump After Department Of Labor Proposes 'Religious Exemption' In Hiring For ContractorsMayor Lori Lightfoot slammed President Donald Trump on Twitter Wednesday, after the U.S. Department of Labor proposed a rule that would allow federal contractors an exemption in which they could make “employment decisions” based on their religious convictions.
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.
Groups Challenging Illinois Panhandling OrdinancesThe American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations are challenging panhandling ordinances in 15 municipalities across Illinois.
Hundreds Of Separated Migrant Children Still Not Reunited Amid Slow ProgressTo date, 1,923 out of 2,654 children identified as separated from their parents have been reunified, the administration says.
Palatine Transgender Student Sues School District Over Locker Room AccessNova Maday is suing her school district for the right to use the locker room of her choice to change for gym class.
Palatine Transgender Student Sues For Right To Use Locker RoomA transgender student is suing her northwest suburban school district for the right to use the locker room of her choice to change for gym.
Laquan McDonald Shooting Spurs Changes At DCFSThe death of Laquan McDonald, a black Chicago teenager who was a state ward for most of his life before he we was shot 16 times by a white police officer, has spurred Illinois' child welfare agency to look differently and with more focus at the cases of troubled youths, the director told The Associated Press.
Chicago Police, ACLU Agree On Changes To Controversial "Stop And Frisk" TacticsThe Chicago Police Department and the American Civil Liberties Union have reached a groundbreaking deal to set up an independent evaluation of police “stop and frisk” procedures, in an effort to prevent racial profiling.
FBI Behind Mysterious Surveillance Flights Over Chicago, Other US CitiesThe FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times, cellphone surveillance technology -- all hidden behind fictitious companies that are fronts for the government, The Associated Press has learned.