| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Several of the 21 defendants arrested across Lake County last month in “Operation Shut Down the Hustle” were arraigned in Lake County Circuit Court on Friday, pleading not guilty to charges that could land them in prison for life.
| Nov 17, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Since the CTA cut a portion of the No. 11-Lincoln Avenue bus two years ago, Krista Kempe has found herself struggling to figure out how to go grocery shopping without a car.
Kempe, of Lincoln Square, said she also now walks seven blocks to her nanny job...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 4:57 AM
Twelve people in Illinois are being monitored for potential Ebola exposure, officials said Monday as they called for additional steps to prepare for any possible outbreak — which included a proposal for a fund for health care workers exposed to...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:37 PM
Illinois Democrats on Tuesday rolled out a new state spending plan that puts off many tough decisions until after the November election by relying on a series of time-tested budget tricks.
To make ends meet, at least on paper, lawmakers would bump up...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:17 PM
David Wilk and Charlie Gurion have kissed many times since they met, and many more times since they became one of the first same-sex couples in Illinois to get a marriage license.
But until Sunday, their kisses never had been cheered by thousands of...
| Sep 19, 2013
Editorial Page Editor Bruce Dold will lead a discussion about marriage equality in the next Chicago Forward on Oct. 1.
The event is at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St. For tickets, which cost $20: https://cfmarriage....
| Sep 25, 2013
Thirteen states now allow same-sex marriage. Illinois isn’t one of them. Though the Illinois Senate passed the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act in February, the bill’s sponsors haven’t come up with the votes to pass it in...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:43 AM
SPRINGFIELD — Gay marriage supporters flocked to the Capitol grounds by the busload Tuesday, waving rainbow-colored flags and wearing rain-soaked bridal veils to pressure lawmakers to make Illinois the 15th state to legalize same-sex unions.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:34 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Religious groups opposed to gay marriage rallied Wednesday at the Capitol to encourage lawmakers to reject a measure that would grant same-sex couples the right to marry in Illinois.
The gathering came one day after gay marriage...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:11 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- A showdown vote on legalizing gay marriage in Illinois never materialized Friday as lawmakers adjourned, dashing the high hopes of supporters who believed that after years of disappointment they were finally on the verge of making history....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:02 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Illinois House lawmakers are debating a bill today to legalize gay marriage in Illinois.
If approved, Illinois would become the 15th state to allow same-sex unions. The bill will need 60 votes to pass the Illinois House. A test vote...