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Judge: Lawsuit to continue vs D211 over gender 'affirmation policy;' alleges violates students' Title IX, religious rights
A group of parents and high school students in Chicago’s northwest suburbs have won the chance to continue with their lawsuit against one of the state’s largest public high school districts, asserting the district violated students’ rights by imposing a policy to allow transgender students to use the locker room and restrooms of their choice, and allegedly shaming anyone who disagreed.
IL Supreme Court: No actual harm needed to sue businesses for scanning fingerprints, other biometric IDs
The Illinois Supreme Court says an Illinois privacy law doesn’t require plaintiffs to prove they were actually harmed before suing businesses and others who scan and store their fingerprints or other so-called biometric identifiers. And the decision will give a green light to dozens of class action lawsuits already pending against businesses of all sizes in the state’s courts, with even more likely to follow.
ACLU OF ILLINOIS: Chicago Fire Department Paramedic Settles Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit after New Policies Adopted
A Chicago Fire Department (CFD) paramedic’s harrowing experience with pregnancy discrimination and her bravery in stepping forward helped lead to a settlement and new policies governing how CFD treats pregnant employees and mothers who need to express breastmilk at work.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is suing the Chicago Police Department and the city of Chicago, citing an alleged breach of its duty to release requested records.
Judge: Palatine High OK under IL Human Rights law to limit transgender student's access to girls' locker room
A Cook County judge has refused the request of a transgender high school student in Palatine for an injunction ordering the school to provide the student with unrestricted access to the girls’ locker room at Palatine High School.