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By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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Court strikes down Planned Parenthood lawsuit over abortion clinic in Illinois business zone

The Illinois Appellate Court, Second Judicial District, has overturned a lower court’s dismissal of a zoning and fraud lawsuit brought by the Thomas More Society on behalf of Fox Valley Families Against Planned More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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Vince Vaughn talks ‘True Detective’ season 2 in new Cigar Aficionado

Best known for his buddy comedies, Vince Vaughn will leap into drama this summer with the premiere of season two of HBO’sTrue Detective. He sits down with Cigar Aficionado to reveal his serious side, discussing More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, June 4th, 2015
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City of Chicago loses another battle to shutdown ministry in former YMCA building

For the second time, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit has ruled against the city of Chicago and in favor of an inner-city ministry. The nearly 10-year old case started in the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, May 29th, 2015
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Russia blamed for IRS ‘hack’ as details emerge

The Internal Revenue Service reportedly believes that the recent major cyber breach which allowed criminals to steal the tax returns of more than 100,000 people originated in Russia, Rep. Peter Roskam confirmed More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Navy reverses course, supports religious minorities

Only days after Chaplain Alliance for Religious Liberty and other groups expressed concern over the Navy’s dismissal of religious volunteers tending to the spiritual needs of young recruits, the command at the More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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BBQ Pitmasters All-Stars brings back the hit competition in May

Fire up those grills and get the smokers ready! Destination America has ordered up another mouth-watering season of the hit competition series BBQ PIMASTERS with BBQ PITMASTERS ALL-STARS premiering Thursday, May More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015
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US Supreme Court hears arguments on marriage protection

In the wake of today’s historic oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Chicago-based Thomas More Society calls attention to the friend of the court (amicus curiae) brief which it filed earlier on behalf More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
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Judge rules ‘Islamophobic’ ‘Killing Jews is worship’ ad protected as free speech

While cake makers can’t refuse participation in activities against their religion and students in California are told they cannot wear US flag shirt during Cinco de Mayo, an ad which reads “Killing Jews More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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Daniel Podolsky, refuses to alter shirt with profanity, kicked off flight,

A New York college student was recently kicked off a flight back home after he wore a t-shirt bearing profanity and refused multiple options to cover the wording. Of course, the initial reports indicated that the More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, April 13th, 2015
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North Dakota schools discriminate against pro-life clubs

Fargo School District No. 1 Superintendent Dr. Jeff Schatz has received a demand letter from the Thomas More Society, a Chicago-based public interest law firm, on behalf of students Brigid O’Keefe of Fargo North More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Transcript: Rand Paul announces 2016 Presidential run speech

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul launched his presidential campaign in Louisville Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Here is a transcript of his speech (via Time) “I have a message, a message that is loud and clear and does not More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
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#ProLifeGoodFriday rally details emerge for Chicago, Illinois areas

As Christians worldwide mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, April 3, 2015, Chicago area residents will engage in prayer and meditation with the Pro-Life Action League in The Way of the Cross to commemorate More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Arkansas joins Indiana with ‘religious freedom’ bill, critics call for ‘inclusion’

Arkansas lawmakers approved a religious-freedom bill similar to the one recently passed in Indiana. The move Tuesday sparked critics claiming increased discrimination towards homosexuals as protests and backlash More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 26th, 2015
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#Prolifegoodfriday: Protests, vigils at Planned Parenthood, abortion clinics

As Christians worldwide mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, April 3, 2015, the Pro-Life Action League leads believers across America in The Way of the Cross for Victims of Abortion, commemorating the More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Saturday, March 21st, 2015
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Jim McPherson gets 60 years for killing Janay McFarlane, ruling stands

The 60-year sentence for Jim McPherson, convicted last fall of killing 18-year-old Janay McFarlane in North Chicago, a ruling that has been upheld by a Lake County Circuit Court judge on Thursday. Judge George Strickland More...

By Adam Lee On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Outstanding Freshman take the Tournament

As 68 different teams prepare to take the stage in the 2015 NCAA tournament, so too do the individual players. Increasingly, the players who are put on display here are closer to high school seniors than adults. More...

By Stephen Nevets On Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
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Sequel News: ‘GI Joe 3′ villains, ‘Frozen 2′ and ‘Insurgent’ goes ‘virtual’

As the movie season moves past the Oscars, there are a few bits worth noting: Frozen fans getting a tease with the new short, GI Joe 3 villain rumors heat up and the Divergent sequel, Insurgent, drops a virtual More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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John Legend, Common use ‘Selma’ platform to compare prisoners to slavery

Sharing the Academy Award for Best Original Song, rapper Common and singer John Legend drew parallels between the events portrayed in Selma and criminals in 2015, referring to prisoners under “correctional More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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The battle over ‘Choose Life’ license plates continues in Illinois, Wisconsin

Thomas More Society has filed an amicus brief urging the United States Supreme Court to rule that specialty license plates, including “Choose Life” license plates, constitute private speech in a designated public More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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Justice Fellowship backs Sen Mike Lee, Dick Durbin bill on ‘Smarter’ sentencing

Senators Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced the Smarter Sentencing Act, which will advance more proportionate sentencing for non-violent federal drug offenses. The current federal prison system’s More...

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