As the leading civil rights and civil liberties organization in the Land of Lincoln, the ACLU of Illinois works constantly to keep the public informed about the state of their civil liberties. The work we do in the legislature, in the courts, and in our communities is important, but there is no better defender of civil rights than an informed and engaged public citizenry. Knowledge is power.
Testimony of Nora Collins-Mandeville, Director of Systems Reform Policy, Before the Senate Appropriations Committee on the DCFS Budget
Update: Thank you for taking action! All three bills passed through committee.
The City of Chicago Just Entered into an Unprecedented Agreement with Community Groups on Police Reform. What Does That Mean?
The Chicago Police Department is still in crisis. The unjustified force used by some police officers delegitimizes the CPD in the eyes of many city residents and undermines all officers’ ability to do their jobs.
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