Publication Listings

As part of our work in the defense of civil liberties, the ACLU of Illinois issues reports that study and note developments in civil liberties. Below is a listing of some of our publications organized by issue.

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Asset Forfeiture in Illinois

Most people expect Illinois law enforcement to defend the private property of Illinois residents. As long as you obey the law, your life, liberty and property should be secure from the law – or so common sense would suggest.

November 18, 2016 Criminal Justice Reform

Health Care Denied

Reports from the ACLU and MergerWatch reveal that one in six hospital beds in the U.S. is in a facility that complies with Catholic directives that prohibit a range of reproductive health care services, even when a woman’s life or health is in jeopardy.

May 12, 2016 Women's and Reproductive Rights

2015 Stop and Frisk Report

The nation’s attention has turned to police practices because of high profile killings. But concerns about policing extend beyond the use of force and into the everyday interactions of police with community members.

March 20, 2015

Fusion Centers in Illinois

The Illinois State Police and the Chicago Police Department each operates a “fusion center” designed to gather, store, and share sensitive information about people and groups suspected of criminal activity.  Given the long and troubling history of political spying by police in Illinois, these fus

September 1, 2012 Government Accountability and Personal Privacy