ACLU of Illinois condemns Catholic Charities brief for LGBTQ adoption discrimination

CHICAGO — The ACLU of Illinois condemned an amicus brief filed by Joliet- and Springfield-based Catholic Charities in a U.S. Supreme Court case on LGBTQ adoption.

The Supreme Court is hearing a lawsuit brought by Catholic Social Services (CSS) and three foster parents against Philadelphia in 2018. The city had excluded the organization in city services because it refused to allow same-sex couples to become foster parents from the city’s foster care system.

Illinois increases penalties for violating order, but push back grows

CHICAGO — On Friday, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker filed an emergency rule that would increase the penalty for businesses that reopen too early.

According to WTTW, a Chicago PBS station, the change would codify it under Illinois Department of Public Health regulations as a Class A misdemeanor. A Class A misdemeanor is punishable by a fine between $75 and $2,500.

People who are opposing the continuing shelter-in-place orders cried foul.