Month: June 2022

Chicago Pride Parade to Draw ‘Large Crowds’ to City This Weekend, Officials Warn

After a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Chicago Pride Parade is back this weekend, and is expected to be bigger than ever with over a million people expected at the celebration. The 51st annual Pride Parade Sunday will likely bring large crowds, road closures and increased traffic to the Lake View and …

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Roe V. Wade Overturned: White Sox’ Liam Hendriks Sounds Off on Decision

Hendriks sounds off on Supreme Court reversing Roe v. Wade originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Liam Hendriks sounded off on the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which will pave the way for states to ban abortions. The White Sox closer shared his thoughts on 670 The Score on Friday, and called …

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Baby Shot in the Head in Chicago’s South Shore Neighborhood: Fire Officials

A baby sustained a gunshot wound to the head Friday evening in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood, according to authorities. The Chicago Fire Department confirmed a 5-month-old girl was shot before 6:15 p.m. in the area of South Luella Avenue and East 71st Street. The child was transported to an area hospital in unknown condition. It …

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‘This Is a Health Care Crisis’: VP Kamala Harris Responds to Roe v. Wade Overturning on Illinois Trip

On a trip to Plainfield, Illinois on Friday, Vice President Kamala Harris addressed the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe V. Wade, a landmark decision that gave women the right to legal abortions for nearly 50 years. “Today, as of right now, as of this minute, we can only talk about what Roe v. …

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Here’s How Each Supreme Court Justice Ruled on Overturning Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion, a significant break from a half-century of rulings on one of the nation’s most divisive topics. The court ruled 6-3 to uphold a Mississippi abortion ban being challenged in the case and 5-4 to overturn Roe. About half of …

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Protest Ensues at Federal Plaza After Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Abortion rights advocates participated in a large protest Friday evening at Chicago’s Federal Plaza where they expressed opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling. A number of people gathered at the plaza, with some holding signs that read “No abortion bans, not now, not ever!” and “I dream …

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Supreme Court’s Overturning of Roe v. Wade ‘Just the Tip of the Iceberg,’ Kim Foxx Says

In the hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the right to abortion nearly 50 years ago, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx expressed worry about what precedent the decision would set in regard to other social issues. Foxx, the former board chair of Planned Parenthood of …

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As Abortion Laws Change, Can Out-of-State Residents Get Abortions in Illinois?

As states across the U.S. and Midwest begin seeing changes to abortion laws following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, will those seeking abortions from out-of-state be able to come to Illinois to get one? The answer is yes. Since the country will increasingly see a patchwork of policies — with some …

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Chicago Reverts to ‘High’ COVID Alert Status as Other Areas See Improvements

Three Chicago-area counties as well as the city of Chicago have shifted to “high” community level status for COVID-19 in the past week. However, that’s not the case statewide as Illinois’ COVID situation has improved overall. Suburban Cook, DuPage and Lake counties reported increases in metrics, and as a result, were moved from “medium” to …

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Pritzker Calls Special Session for Reproductive Health Rights After Roe v. Wade Overturned

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker called a special session with the General Assembly to discuss reproductive health rights in Illinois in wake of a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade. The ruling ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years. Illinois is overwhelmingly Democratic with laws …

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