| May 14, 2014
| 5:32 PM
SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Democrats are taking a spend first, find-the-money-later approach as they craft a new state budget, laying out their priorities despite uncertainty that they’ll be able to gather enough votes to extend a temporary...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:17 PM
SPRINGFIELD — The Democrat-controlled House narrowly approved major portions of a new state budget Thursday over the objections of Republicans who contend the roughly $38 billion spending plan all but ensures a 2011 temporary income tax increase...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:35 AM
The interim director of the state's Department of Children and Family Services, which has had four leaders in six months, on Tuesday received Gov. Pat Quinn's nomination to continue heading the agency.
Bobbie M. Gregg, who has been the interim...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:59 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn will deliver an election-year budget plan Wednesday that's fraught with politically perilous choices for ruling Democrats — primarily whether to extend the income tax increase set to expire in 2015 or make deep cuts in programs dear...
| 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...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 12:46 PM
SPRINGFIELD --- Speaker Michael Madigan today said a gay marriage bill is "12 votes short of passage" in the Illinois House, a signal that same-sex marriage could face a tough road to approval this spring.
Asked where the gay marriage stood in the...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Organizing for Action, the offshoot of President Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign, is joining the push for same-sex marriage in Obama’s home state, the group announced Tuesday.
Though the organization had been created to assist...
| Mar 20, 2013
Organizing for Action, the offshoot of President Barack Obama's successful re-election campaign, is joining the push for same-sex marriage in Obama's home state, the group announced Tuesday.
Though the organization had been created to assist Obama's...
| 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...
| 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....