ACLU http://peoriapublicradio.org en Il Supreme Court rules on parental notification law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-supreme-court-rules-parental-notification-law <div>The Illinois Supreme Court Thursday upheld a law that requires young women to notify their parents before getting an abortion. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, the decision ends a legal fight that goes all the way back to the 1990s.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time since the law passed nearly two decades ago, women 17 and younger who want to have an abortion will have to get their parents' permission.</span></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:47:39 +0000 Brian Mackey 8747 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Supreme Court rules on parental notification law ACLU joins state prison lawsuit http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/aclu-joins-state-prison-lawsuit <p>A lawsuit over health care in prisons in Illinois is getting a boost from the American Civil Liberties Union. &nbsp;IPR’s Robert Wildeboer reports.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 23:45:43 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6518 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ACLU joins state prison lawsuit PHA targeting state tax returns to recoup bad debts http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/pha-targeting-state-tax-returns-recoup-bad-debts <p></p><p>The Peoria Housing Authority will soon have a way to collect unpaid bills left by former tenants. The authority recently completed an application for the Local Debt Recovery Program offered by the state. It will allow the PHA to recover the debts of former tenants through state tax returns. Brenda Coates is the Chief Executive Officer of the authority.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Any funds that we can recoup with reductions in funding, but also if tenants owe us money, there will be a data base. Any money that we can recoup is going to be helpful for us.”</span></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 11:54:40 +0000 Denise Molina 5935 at http://peoriapublicradio.org PHA targeting state tax returns to recoup bad debts