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25
May

The Catholic Conference of Illinois today released a statement on Senate Bill 1564, which just passed the Illinois House after previously passing the Senate. It now returns to the Senate for concurrence on a minor House amendment. The Senate is expected to concur. The statement follows, or can be viewed as a PDF.   May 25, 2016

16
May

May 16, 2016 show Cynthia Canary, executive director of the Independent Map Coalition, talks to Bob about the organization's effort to put on the November ballot an amendment calling for an independent commission to draw the state's legislative districts. Currently, lawmakers draw the lines, and whatever party is in power gets the honor. The result: gerrymandered districts that protect ...

16
May

The U.S. Supreme Court today unanimously sent the Little Sisters of the Poor's challenge to the federal mandate requiring insurance coverage of morally-objectionable services back to the federal appeals court, telling the nuns and the government to work out a compromise. The case hinged on the nun's ...

01
May

Pope Francis' prayer video for May focusus on women, and offers the prayer that they be heard, respected and valued for their contribution to society.