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Safe cycling This is in response to Tribune columnist John Kass' "I hate to say it, cyclists, but the other bike shoe has just dropped" (News, May 9). City-wide faded bike lanes are a concern for riders and motorists alike. If "Civilian Little Bike...
While everyone's attention has been focused on the Illinois legislature's halting efforts to repair the state's financial mess, those who wish to dismantle the traditional family and sexual mores are busy working in the shadows. They're pushing bills...
Tags: Religion and Belief, Laws, Marriage, HIV, Arts and Culture
RedEyeThe rings? Check. The guest list? Check. The marriage license? Well, that remains to be seen when it comes to same-sex couples in Illinois. While vocal opposition to same-sex marriage remains, more state politicians and organizations are backing...
Tags: Barack Obama, Religion and Belief, David Orr , Marriage, Laws
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — If Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart ever gets his drone, he could face a series of restrictions on how it can be used. The Illinois Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a measure aimed at putting in place aerial drone regulations...
After being beaten with a pan and left in the dark for hours bound to a pole, the 11-year-old girl escaped from her abusive home through a basement window and walked barefoot six blocks to the La Grange police station one summer night in 2011. "She...
Change of Subject"Is that recording?" asked Lindenhurst police officer Ralph Goar, referring to a pocket video camera resting on the dashboard of motorist Louis Frobe. It was the night of Aug. 15, 2010, and Goar had pulled Frobe over for allegedly driving......
Change of SubjectHighlights from the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of appeals May 8, 2012 ruling (.pdf) in ACLU v. Alvarez that was left in place today by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 2-1 majority opinion was written by Judge Diane Sykes: The......
"Is that recording?" asked Lindenhurst police officer Ralph Goar, referring to a pocket video camera resting on the dashboard of motorist Louis Frobe. It was the night of Aug. 15, 2010, and Goar had pulled Frobe over for allegedly driving his Honda...
Tags: Anita Alvarez, Laws, YouTube, Judges, Lisa Madigan
RedEyeA recent Cook County court ruling makes it possible for transgender people in Illinois to correct the gender on their birth certificates without undergoing genital surgery, but advocates say there’s more work to do and that the current law still...
The presidential election is just weeks away, and campaign signs are proliferating like spring flowers. In neighborhoods that are governed by associations, the signs often are more divisive than the candidates they support. Detractors say signs are...
Tribune reporterA Cook County judge has dismissed a civil rights lawsuit that alleged inequalities in how Chicago police deploy officers in predominantly black and Hispanic communities. In a 10-page ruling last week, Judge Neil Cohen ruled that the court does not have...
Tribune reporterAn Illinois organization trying to intervene in a lawsuit that claims the state’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional presented oral arguments today in Cook County Circuit Court. Bryan Beauman, an attorney representing the Illinois Family...
Tags: Marriage, Local Government, Laws, Minority Groups, Judges
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