Lawsuit Seeks To End Police Stop And Frisk Tactics In ChicagoA group of six black men has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Chicago, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, and 14 unnamed police officers, alleging so-called “stop and frisk” procedures are unconstitutional.
ACLU: Chicago Stop-And-Frisk Tactics Outpace New YorkA new study by the American Civil Liberties Union has revealed Chicago police are among the nation’s leaders in the use of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” practice, leading even New York.
Peoria Twitter Prankster Heads To Federal CourtA federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a case brought by a man whose home was raided by police after he created a fake Twitter account to spoof Peoria's mayor.
ACLU Asking Judge To Order DCFS To Enact ReformsThe American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is asking a federal judge to order the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to start enacting court-ordered reforms, reports WBBM’s Terry Keshner.
Judge Calls Same-Sex Marriage Bans "Savage Discrimination"Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.
Wisconsin, Indiana Set To Defend Gay Marriage BansThe legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago, where nearly 200 people lined up hoping to hear arguments in a case challenging gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.
ACLU Study Finds Racial Profiling Still An Issue For Illinois PoliceThe American Civil Liberties Union was renewing its call for an end to consensual vehicle searches by police, after a new report suggested racial profiling in Illinois is still a significant problem.
Man Behind Peoria Mayor Twitter Parody Suing Over Police RaidJon Daniel was behind the fake Twitter account @Peoriamayor, posting comments about sex and drugs, among other things. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis called the posts “absolute filth.”
Report: Segregation Returning To SchoolsIt has been has been 60 years since the landmark U.S. Supreme Court “Brown vs. Board of Education” ruling barring state-sponsored segregation of schools, but segregation has returned in many places, including Chicago.
Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Parental Notification Abortion LawThe Illinois Supreme Court ended a lengthy and emotionally charged legal appeal over an abortion notification law Thursday, clearing the way for the state to begin enforcing a 1995 measure that requires doctors to notify a girl's parents 48 hours before the procedure.
Same-Sex Couples Seek Illinois Court Ruling On Gay MarriageAttorneys representing more than two dozen same-sex couples say they plan to ask a Cook County judge for a quick ruling in favor of gay marriage in Illinois.
Student Sues School Over Suspension For Twitter CommentLowell High School graduate Delaina Trusty claimed she was wrongly punished for her use of Twitter while she was away from school.
Judge Agrees To Combine Lawsuits Seeking To End Gay Marriage BanA Cook County judge on Thursday agreed to combine two lawsuit seeking to overturn the ban on gay marriage in Illinois.
Orr, Alvarez Won't Fight Suits Challenging Gay Marriage BanCook County Clerk David Orr and State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez say they agree with a pair of recent lawsuits alleging the state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional, and they are not fighting the effort to lift that ban.
Lawsuits Filed To Secure Gay Marriage Rights In IllinoisTwo separate lawsuits were filed Wednesday, attempting to secure marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois.