Topics :: Illinois

Clash on Economy Could Determine Illinois Governor

By Sara Burnett and Sophia Tareen | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
The race for Illinois governor is shaping up as a battle of vastly different visions on how to revive a lagging economy in one of the Midwest’s last Democratic strongholds.

’God is Super Angry’ Says Chicago Republican Primary Winner

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
A Chicago Republican, who made headlines earlier for blaming autism, dementia and tornados on the gay marriage and abortions, won her primary Tuesday.

GOP Pols Subject to Attack Ads for Gay Marriage Support

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
The three Republican state representatives who voted to overturn Illinois’ ban on same-sex marriage last year are now the targets of political attack ads by an anti-gay marriage group, ahead of Tuesday’s primary elections.

2 More Ill. Counties to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

Thursday Mar 6, 2014
While many Illinois counties are waiting until the state’s new same-sex marriage becomes law in June and others are waiting for legal advice, the list of counties that will start issuing the licenses immediately is growing.

Gay Couples Can Now Get Illinois Marriage Licenses

Wednesday Mar 5, 2014
Illinois’ attorney general says county clerks statewide can immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though the state law legalizing gay marriage doesn’t take effect until June.

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.