ACLU of Illinois reacts to acquittal of three CPD Officers in Laquan McDonald conspiracy trial

CHICAGO — The ACLU of Illinois has reacted to the acquittal of three Chicago police officers accused of covering up for Jason Van Dyke for the murder of Laquan McDonald. Their statement from Karen Sheley, Director, Police Practices Project, ACLU of Illinois: “Today’s acquittals are a painful reminder of the complete lack of structural accountability…

Anti-trans ‘bathroom bill’ filed in Indiana House

INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would restrict transgender people to using only the school bathrooms for the gender they were assigned at birth has been filed in the Indiana General Assembly. The bill was filed and read in the Indiana House Committee on Education on Thursday. The intro text of the bill: Biological sexual identity.…

Peoria’s 2019 Women’s March rescheduled for March

PEORIA — The annual Women’s March, planned for this weekend, has been rescheduled because of expected severe winter weather. From the Facebook event: PLEASE NOTE! RE-SCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER. New Date: March 9, 2019 Time and place remain the same. We will honor International Women’s Day (the day before our event, with a proud history…

Boho Theatre announces directors for 2019 season

CHICAGO—BoHo Theatre announces the directors for its upcoming 2019 season, its first as a resident theatre at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority. Bright Star Music,…