Breaking News: Illinois Judge Rejects Catholic Charities Appeal


The Associated Press:

A Sangamon County judge has ruled the Illinois Department of Children and Family Service can begin canceling its adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.

Judge John Schmidt on Monday denied Catholic Charities' request to stay his earlier ruling that the group has no right to state contracts to provide adoption and foster care services.

... Attorneys for Catholic Charities say they will ask the 4th District Appellate Court to stay Schmidt's ruling.