U.S. Supreme Court http://peoriapublicradio.org en Il voters to weigh in on whether insurers should offer birth control http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-voters-weigh-whether-insurers-should-offer-birth-control <div>A question on the November ballot will ask Illinois voters if insurers should be required to cover birth control as part of their prescription coverage. As IPR's Amanda Vinicky reports, that's something Illinois already does.&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Voters will get to weigh in, but Illinois law won't change whatever the result of the referendum; it's non-binding.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:03:25 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 26029 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il voters to weigh in on whether insurers should offer birth control Thurgood Marshall discusses school integration http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/thurgood-marshall-discusses-school-integration <div>This month marks the 60th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision outlawed “separate but equal” in public schools. Thurgood Marshall, who would later be appointed to the high court, argued the case. Two years after the ruling, in 1956, Marshall visited the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to talk about his work to end segregation and the challenges ahead. Tue, 20 May 2014 11:57:46 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 23584 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Thurgood Marshall discusses school integration Il activists watching campaign finance case before the U.S. Supreme Court http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-activists-watching-campaign-finance-case-us-supreme-court <div>The last U.S. Supreme Court decision to have a major impact on campaign finance was &quot;Citizens United&quot;, a decision that led to the rise of so-called &quot;Super PACs&quot; across the nation, including in Illinois. As IPR&#39;S Amanda Vinicky reports, another high-profile case before the court Tuesday has activists on alert.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform&#39;s David Morrison says he did not pay all that much attention back in 2010 when the Citizens United case was argued in Washington. &nbsp;The case asked if corporations could give cash to federal candidates. Illinois already allowed that, so it was presumed the case wouldn&#39;t have an impact.</span></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 18:34:09 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 13041 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il activists watching campaign finance case before the U.S. Supreme Court Gay marriage advocates hope Supreme Court ruling helps their cause http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/gay-marriage-advocates-hope-supreme-court-ruling-helps-their-cause <div>Illinois advocates say Wednesday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down the Defense of Marriage Act adds urgency to their fight to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. IPR’S Amanda Vinicky reports.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The high court's decision means that in the eyes of the law, same sex couples who are legally married cannot be denied their equal right to federal benefits. But in Illinois, gay couples cannot legally marry.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:50:19 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 7950 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Gay marriage advocates hope Supreme Court ruling helps their cause