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Extreme anti-abortion advocates in the Illinois House this year introduced a pair of dangerous measures seeking to obstruct access to essential reproductive health care, including abortion. The measures replicate previous... Continue readingIssue(s): Reproductive Rights, Women's Rights
Despite past legislative successes, women who become pregnant often face pressures to take unpaid leave or even lose their jobs during their pregnancy. Employers continue to deny expectant mothers simple,... Continue readingIssue(s): Women's Rights
UPDATE 3/6/14: The Drone trailer bill passed out of the Illinois Senate unanimously. Last year, Illinois passed into law the most comprehensive and effective measure in the nation to regulate... Continue readingIssue(s): Privacy
School ought to be a place for learning, for maturing, for growing and for exploring new ideas for students. For too many students, however, school becomes a nightmare, where they... Continue readingIssue(s): Children's Rights
A growing majority of Americans support the idea of reducing or eliminating the criminal penalties for marijuana. The reasons for this growing support include the racial disparity in marijuana enforcement,... Continue readingIssue(s): Criminal Justice Reform, Racial Justice
The ACLU of Illinois maintains, as a high priority, a commitment to combatting bias in law enforcement. A decade ago, the Illinois General Assembly (under the leadership of then-State Senator... Continue readingIssue(s): Criminal Justice Reform, Police Oversight, Racial Justice