Weekly News Update — June 11, 2013

Posted on June 11, 2013

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In other Chicago civil liberties news…

LISTENING IN: We’re sure you’ve heard, but to keep up-to-date on news related to the leaked information on government surveillance programs, make sure to check in at the Guardian.

POT & RACE: Chicago Reporter’s Yana Kunichoff discusses the disparate effect of marijuana legalization on races.

PRESSURE ON WASHINGTON AT HOME: Progress Illinois reports on recent efforts by business leaders and former Governor Edgar to pressure Rep. Kirk to support comprehensive immigration reform.

CALLING FOR OVERSIGHT: Experts are pushing for an independent ombudsman to protect juvenile prisoners from sexual assault, reports WBEZ’s Patrick Smith.

SEGREGATION AND FAIR HOUSING: WBEZ’s Natalie Moore reports that barriers to fair housing are worsening segregation in Chicago.