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Youth Forum Tackles Teen Suicide

Youth Forum Tackles Teen Suicide

Image via Wikipedia Going to prom, signing yearbooks and attending graduation are all part of the high school experience. But about 4,400 teens each year don’t reach these milestones because they die from suicide. The 25th Chicago Police District is working with community youth to discuss ways to prevent this silent epidemic that is the third-leading case […]

Employees Claim Sexual Harassment Cover-up at Chicago-Based Company

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Employees Claim Sexual Harassment Cover-up at Chicago-Based Company

Sexual harassment made national headlines during the 1990s after Monica Lewinsky and Anita Hill became household names. A recent case filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in U.S. District Court claims victims of harassment who speak out are being retaliated against, and the number of these types of cases are on the rise. […]

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Controversial Hate Crime Bill Would Protect Homeless, Veterans

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Controversial Hate Crime Bill Would Protect Homeless, Veterans

Facing dire economic times and dwindling resources, more people are not only becoming homeless – they’re then at risk of facing physical assault. State Rep. Thomas Holbrook (D-Bellville) introduced a bill, HB5114, that would create stiffer penalties for offenders who target the homeless, veterans, active duty members and reservists of the Armed Forces. Instead of […]

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Cuts Have Circuit Clerks Calling Foul

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Cuts Have Circuit Clerks Calling Foul

For anyone who’s paid a traffic ticket, filed a lawsuit in small claims court or checked online to find the next court hearing, the circuit clerk’s role is integral. But that could change, as all 102 circuit clerks across Illinois, including Cook County Circuit Clerk Dorothy Brown, face 10 to 20 percent salary cuts because […]

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School Prayer Battle Marches On

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School Prayer Battle Marches On

Public schools across the state await an appellate decision on whether they must reinstate the controversial moment of silence at the beginning of each school day. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is grappling with the decision to uphold the district court’s opinion that held it unconstitutional. In the meantime, lawmakers are struggling to […]

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Bill May Reign in Employer Credit Checks

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Bad credit? No credit? No problem. With Illinois’ unemployment rate at a staggering 11 percent, employers can afford to be more selective in whom they hire. But a new bill could give job seekers with bad credit a fighting chance in landing a position. Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock) has introduced a bill, HB4658, creating the […]

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New Probation Bill Raises Questions of Resources, Victim Safety

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First-time felons in Illinois could escape prison time and get a fresh start under a new proposal, but prosecutors and victims rights organizations say it may not ease the stress of a strained court system or protect victims. State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) introduced SB 2607 on Jan. 21.It would allow offenders who either plead […]

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