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  • On the 'Scholarship' list in Springfield

     
    Where do our lawmakers stand on the issue of legislative scholarships -- those tuition waivers that members of the state house and senate have traditionally been allowed to dispense to constituents? As part of the renewed effort to abolish that...
  • Call to ban pols from Pride Parade wrong response

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Disgruntled over the House's failure to bring a gay marriage bill to a vote, some activists want to ban politicians from walking in this year's Chicago Pride Parade, according to today's Tribune story. The petition, which is...

    Crowds gather for Chicago gay marriage celebration

    Chicago's Pride Parade isn't until Sunday but crowds are already turning out to celebrate the Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling. Several hundred people packed Sidetrack, a North Side bar where the gay community has gathered since the 1980s to celebrate...

    Supreme Court gay marriage ruling praised by Illinois advocates

     Supreme Court gay marriage ruling praised by Illinois advocates
    Armed with a red rose for his husband, Vincent Cousineau walked along North Halsted Street in Chicago on Friday, cheering at honking cars celebrating the news that the nation's high court had struck down bans on same-sex marriages, effectively making...

    Equal pay, marijuana bills test Gov. Rauner's social agenda

    Throughout his campaign for governor, Bruce Rauner asserted he didn't have a social agenda and was focused solely on Illinois' deepening financial crisis. He'll now be forced to stake out positions on a range of social issues thanks to the majority-...