Weekly News Update — June 3, 2013

Posted on June 3, 2013

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In other news…

DRONES BANNED: Evanston passes an ordinance to ban drones in its airspace, reports CBSChicago.

BATTLING FOR HEALTH CARE IN PRISONS: WBEZ’s Rob Wildboer reports that ACLU joins Uptown People’s Law Center in a federal class action lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Corrections and private healthcare company, Wexford Health Sources, for inadequate health care in Illinois prisons.

PRIVATE PRISON COMPANY SAYS NO TO JOLIET: Private prison company Corrections Corp. of America has decided not to move forward with plans to build a new immigrant detention facility in Joliet, reports Chicago Tribune’s Alicia Fabbre.

POLICE ACADEMY DISCRIMINATION SUIT FILED: Chicago Sun-Times’s Leeann Shelton reports on a class action suit filed this Monday alleging discrimination in the police academy’s hiring practices.

BRINGING BURGE TO JUSTICE: Exonerated Chicago police torture victim James Kluppelberg filed suit against John Burge and other police and fire officials for damages stemming from his wrongful conviction, reports Chicago Sun-Times’s Leeann Shelton.

SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BILL STYMIED: Illinois’s same-sex marriage bill didn’t make it to a vote on Friday in the House before the end of the legislative session, reports Progress Illinois.