A Catholic organization that licenses foster and adoptive parents has sued the state of Illinois over a new law that would require it to place children with gay or unmarried couples.Catholic Charities claims in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that it's exempt from provisions of a state law that lets gay a
In this story produced by Curie Youth Radio, Gloria Diaz contemplates responding to her brother, who's been serving time at 26th and California in Chicago for being an accomplice to an attempted murder.
Deirdre Battaglia was the first female warden in an Illinois men’s maximum security prison. She retired in 2007 as Chief of Assessment and Programs for Maximum Security Prisons. And after a career in the corrections field she has some ideas about prisoners and rehabilitation.
Given the way legislators can spar, it’s hard to imagine anything passing in Springfield without some debate. But that’s just what happened with Andrea’s Law when it made its way through the Illinois Senate.
Prosecutors are expected to resume their questioning of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday. He was on the stand answering their questions all day Monday. Spectators hoping to catch some of the fireworks arrived at 5 a.m. to get tickets inside the courtroom.