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The Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether LGBT workers are legally protected – Chicago Tribune

The state Human Rights Department investigates private companies, state units, local governments, unions and staffing agencies. Starting July 1 of next year, the agency will be able to investigate employers with as few as one worker. Arthur Ehrlich, an attorney who works on employment discrimination cases, said people who live outside of the state but have jobs in Illinois are protected under the law; however, Illinois residents with jobs outside of the state are not.
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Fall mating season leads to car-deer collisions – Galesburg Register-Mail

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It’s autumn, and if you’re a deer, that means love is in the air.

Bucks are running after does around the countryside, and many are chasing the objects of their affection out of the woods and onto the roads. When a deer collides with a car, damage amounts to an average cost of $3,000, making this a potentially costly and scary time of year for motorists and insurance companies.

“Drivers really need to be aware of their surroundings and circumstances,” said Jim Taylor, head of claims customer experience at Farmers Insurance. “If you see a sign that says ‘Caution, deer crossing,’…

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The Spin: Michelle Obama’s releasing a self-help book | Mayor Lightfoot’s first public signs of frustration w – Chicago Tribune

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On Monday, the House’s Democratic campaign arm, which is working hard to ensure first-term U.S. Rep. Sean Casten wins reelection, called on Republican candidates hoping to unseat Casten to discuss where they stand on the Trump impeachment inquiry. Firebrand Jeanne Ives, a Wheaton Republican, issued a blistering statement saying she’s already publicly stated her position, while former Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti’s camp didn’t immediately respond.

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Jim Dey | With one judge ousted for lying to police, what’s fate of the second? – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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What happened to former Circuit Judge Patrick O’Shea must have sent shivers down current Circuit Judge Ronald Duebbert’s spine.

Although they come from different parts of Illinois — O’Shea from DuPage County near Chicago and Duebbert from St. Clair County near St. Louis — they share a common bond.

O’Shea was accused of lying to police about a gun mishap (I wrote about that in an Oct. 1 column), while Duebbert is accused of lying to police regarding a homicide investigation.

The…

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