Three Catholic dioceses in Illinois are continuing a court fight over Illinois' new civil unions law, while another is withdrawing from the litigation.The Catholic Diocese of Peoria announced Thursday it plans to stop providing state-funded services and withdraw from the court battle. Accordin
Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn is defending the state's civil union law in a dispute with a Catholic adoption agency. State officials say they won't renew foster care or adoption contracts with Catholic Charities.
An Ottawa child welfare agency will take over caseworkers and staff who serve foster children in Rockford. The move comes after Catholic Charities announced it would end state-funded adoption and foster-care rather than comply with Illinois' new civil union law. The Illinois Department of