Topics :: Illinois

Pension, Gay Marriage Votes Stir Primary Contests

By Kerry Lester | Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Several state lawmakers face challenges in the March 18 primary election because of high-profile votes for cutting state worker retirement benefits or legalizing gay marriage.

258 Same-Sex Couples Get Cook County Marriage Licenses

Tuesday Mar 4, 2014
Cook County issued 258 marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the first week it was allowed to do so by a court ruling.

Western Illinois Counties Hold Off On Gay Marriage

Sunday Mar 2, 2014
County clerks in western Illinois say they’ll wait until June 1 to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses, even though two other Illinois counties have started issuing them.

Some Ill. Counties to Wait on Gay Marriage Licenses

Wednesday Feb 26, 2014
County clerks in some parts of Illinois say they’ll wait until June to issue same-sex marriage licenses even after a federal judge ruled gay couples in Cook County can get them immediately.

Dozens of Ill. Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage Licenses

Tuesday Feb 25, 2014
More than 80 same-sex couples from Illinois and have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including several from other counties who apparently didn’t want to wait until June 1, when gay marriage becomes legal throughout the state.

Couple 1st in Line for Gay Marriage License

Friday Feb 21, 2014
The first couple has gotten in line in Cook County to get a same-sex marriage license.

Ill Gov. Praises Fed Judge’s Order on Gay Marriage

Friday Feb 21, 2014
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is applauding a federal judge’s ruling to allow same-sex couples in Cook County to immediately wed.

Male Employee Sues Ill. GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Over Sexual Harassment

Tuesday Feb 11, 2014
A defiant Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has vowed to remain in the competitive Republican race for governor despite allegations that he sexually assaulted a male employee.

Ill. B&B Owner Won’t Host Same-Sex Weddings

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Jan 21, 2014
The owner of a bed and breakfast in Illinois is making headlines Tuesday after vowing he will not host same-sex weddings at his venue.

For Illinois Senators, an Odd Public Friendship

By Sara Burnett | Friday Dec 20, 2013
On Capitol Hill, where the partisan divide runs so deep it has shut down the government, it can be unusual for members of opposing parties to publicly join together for much of anything - much less birthday cake.