Local officials react to limitations on election day registration

Chicago voting booth

By Christen Gall and Guy-Lee King UPDATE: Oct.6, This has been updated, see latest news here. After U.S. District Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan ruled election day registration unconstitutional in Illinois last week, election officials in Chicago are scrambling to figure out the logistics for Nov. 8. Voters hoping to register to vote and cast a ballot […]

Pro-choicers aim to lift limits of 40-year-old federal abortion access law

By Anna Foley In 1976, Congress passed the Hyde Amendment, the law that placed heavy limitations on using federal money for abortion. The law may have just turned 40, but it’s still facing serious contention today. Pro-choice advocates say the law is particularly damaging to specific groups of American women and aim to repeal it. “It […]

Parent, community groups back teachers strike, call for end to financial ‘chaos’

By Meredith Francis and Emily Olsen If Chicago teachers walk, some parents will be right behind them. More than 50 parent and neighborhood organizations threw their support behind the Chicago Teachers Union Tuesday during a City Hall rally as the city prepares for a possible strike next week. “I really feel like this is necessary because […]

Study links morning sickness to lower miscarriage risk

Newborn twins whose mother didn't experience morning sickness

By Hannah Moulthrop Expectant mothers experiencing morning sickness may have less cause to worry about a miscarriage, a new study by the National Institutes of Health suggests. That does not mean women who feel well should be concerned, doctors say, warning that morning sickness does not measure how a pregnancy will fare.