Governor Pat Quinn signs measure protecting pregnant women from losing their jobs.
(ACLU of Illinois)
August 27, 2014

Pregnant Workers To Be Protected Under New State Law

Despite current employment protections, pregnant women in the workplace are still sometimes forced out of jobs in Illinois. The governor Tuesday signed legislation aimed at ending that practice.


Lesley McSpadden is comforted during funeral for her son, Michael Brown.
(Pool/Getty Images)
August 25, 2014

At Michael Brown’s Funeral, A Call For A Day Of Reckoning

After two weeks of sometimes violent protests, the family of Michael Brown finally took some time to mourn on Monday. The funeral service for the unarmed 18-year-old killed by officer Darren Wilson was held in a St. Louis megachurch.


Demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri.
(Adrees Latif/Reuters/Landov)
August 23, 2014

Another Peaceful Night In Ferguson

Relative calm and restraint prevailed for a third consecutive night on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., as confrontations subside between authorities and those protesting the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old.


Protests on Monday, Aug. 18 in Ferguson, Mo
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 19, 2014

Prayers For Peace In Ferguson

The archbishop of St. Louis says a Mass for Peace and Justice Wednesday will offer prayers for Ferguson.  At least two people were shot and 31 were arrested in clashes Monday night.


August 18, 2014

Obama Sending Attorney General Holder To Missouri

President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager.


A protestor in front on a convenience store in Ferguson, Mo.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
August 16, 2014

Gov Declares Emergency, Imposes Curfew In Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and is implementing a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago.


Capt. Ron Johnson with Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon
(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
August 15, 2014

Ferguson Police Release Name Of Officer Who Shot Michael Brown

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson says the officer who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last Saturday is Darren Wilson, a six-year veteran of the force who has no disciplinary actions on his record with the department.


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