DEFENDING THE CIVIL RIGHTS AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OF ALL ILLINOISANS.
FROM THE BLOG:
With The Patient and Provider Protection Act, Illinois Shows Once Again That It Trusts Patients
This new law, known as the Patient and Provider Protection Act, sends a clear message. We will not let states that are trying to restrict health care reach into Illinois to tell us what we can do.
Black and Brown Chicagoans Testify in Court About Police Harassment, Violent Home Raids, and Harm to People with Disabilities
Dozens of Chicagoans—mostly Black and brown people—gave searing public testimony in court about terrifying and degrading experiences with Chicago police before the federal judge who oversees the Chicago...
ACLU of Illinois Statement Regarding Governor Pritzker’s Announcement on the Future of Choate Mental Health and Development Center
Response to the announcement by Governor JB Pritzker regarding changes at Choate Mental Health and Development Center.
ACLU of Illinois Applauds Governor Pritzker’s Signature of HB2542 Modernizing Illinois’ Name Change Statute
Today, Governor JB Pritzker signed House Bill 2542, a measure that repeals and amends restrictions and outdated provisions contained in Illinois’ name change law - one of the most restrictive in the nation...
Chicago Pays Settlement to Latina Mother After Police Officer’s Obscene Verbal Tirade, False Arrest, and Detention
Julie Campos settled her federal civil rights lawsuit with the City of Chicago after police physically assaulted, falsely arrested, and detained her in June 2020.
Know Your Rights - Reproductive Health Care for Youth in Illinois
If you are under 18 you have the right to make many decisions about your own reproductive health in Illinois. Find more information and resources below.