Federal Lawsuit Blasts Chicago’s Destruction of Homeless Tent Cities

Originally published November 8, 2017 A new filing yesterday in an ongoing federal lawsuit paints a detailed picture of a dramatic increase in attacks on homeless people following the police evictions of Continue Reading →

Open Meetings Act Plaintiffs Respond to City Council’s Proposed “Reforms”

Originally posted June 21, 2017 By Andy Thayer and Rick Garcia Co-plaintiffs, Thayer & Garcia v. Chicago City Council, No. 2016‐CH‐09212   After insisting for months that it already scrupulously followed Illinois’ Open Meetings Act, Continue Reading →

Aldermen Take Action to Stop City’s Appeal of Judge’s Order in Open Meetings Act Lawsuit

Originally posted February 8, 2017 Recently we learned that a proposed Order forcing the City of Chicago’s Law Department to cease its appeal of a judge’s decision in our Open Continue Reading →

LGBT Activists Score Important Win vs. Chicago City Council

Originally posted December 22, 2016 A Cook County Judge ruled late Tuesday that the Chicago City Council violated Illinois’s Open Meetings Act (OMA) by refusing to allow members of the public to Continue Reading →

Two years since the Chicago Police murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald

Originally posted October 21, 2016 Vigil last night in front of Chicago Police headquarters. “16 Shots and a Cover-up!” Black Lives Matter-Chicago at tonight’s vigil in front of CPD headquarters Continue Reading →

Monday Hearing May Force City Council to Stop Violating Open Meetings Act

Originally posted October 21, 2016 Judge to hear arguments on motion for injunction to force City’s immediate compliance, could make decision at end of hearing   CHICAGO – A Cook Continue Reading →