Year: 2022

What Are ‘Trigger’ Laws and Which Midwest States Will Enact Them?

After nearly 50 years, the Supreme Court has voted to overturn landmark ruling Roe v. Wade, which provided constitutional protections for abortions across the nation, leaving power to the states. Friday’s ruling immediately splits the country into states with abortion access and those that outlaw it. At least 23 states already have laws or constitutional …

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Wisconsin Doctors Halt Abortions Following Supreme Court Ruling

Doctors across Wisconsin immediately stopped providing abortions on Friday, turning away women in waiting rooms and calling to cancel pending appointments following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling striking down its Roe v. Wade decision. The immediate halt to abortions came even as questions remained about the enforceability of a 173-year-old state ban. Nearly 70 women had abortion …

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Coronavirus in Illinois: 27K New Cases, 82 Deaths in Last Week With 20 Counties at High Level

Illinois health officials reported 27,094 new coronavirus cases over the past week, along with 82 additional deaths, marking slight declines in cases from seven days prior as 20 counties across the state remain at a “high” community level of COVID-19. The previous week, the state reported 27,112 new cases, 68 deaths and 25 counties at …

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Protests Planned Across Chicago Area After Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

Protests and demonstrations are planned across the Chicago area following the Supreme Court’s ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade Friday. The outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half of U.S. states. While Illinois has strong “pro-reproductive rights laws” in place, the state is expecting to see impacts from the major ruling. …

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House Approves Compromise Gun Bill; Biden Expected to Sign It Into Law

A modest but wide-ranging gun violence measure was approved by the U.S. House on Friday, sending the measure to President Joe Biden. The Democratic-led chamber passed the package a day after the Senate approved it by a bipartisan 65-33 margin, with 15 Republicans joining all Democrats in support. The legislation was crafted by senators of …

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‘We Will Fight Back’: Pritzker, Illinois Officials React to Supreme Court Ruling on Roe. v. Wade

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. in 1973. The decision comes more than a month after the leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicating the court was prepared to take this momentous step. The court’s ruling means that individual states will now …

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State Laws Guide: Where Abortions Are Now Illegal or Will Be Severely Restricted

The Supreme Court has ended nationwide constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place for nearly 50 years, leaving the decision to determine the procedure’s legality up to individual states. The conservative majority issued a ruling Friday to overturn Roe v. Wade, a verdict that is expected to lead to abortion bans and severe …

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What is the 14th Amendment and How is It Connected to Abortion Rights, Roe v. Wade?

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, bringing to the forefront the history of the 1973 decision and how it came to be, including the role the 14th amendment played. So what exactly is the 14th amendment and how was it used in the landmark decision? Here’s a breadown. What is the 14th …

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Bill Murray Took ‘Chicago Today’ On a City Tour. What Could Possibly Happen?

If you had a whole day to hang out with comedian Bill Murray in Chicago, where would you go? Where do you think he’d take you? NBC 5’s lifestyle show “Chicago Today” found out, and they’re airing the whole, very-Bill-Murray experience at 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 24, on NBC 5 and NBCChicago.com. The legendary actor …

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Is Abortion Legal in Illinois? Here Are the Abortion Laws in Place

The Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade — the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. in 1973. The decision comes more than a month after the stunning leak of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito indicating the court was prepared to take this momentous step. At the time, it was unclear if the …

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