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  • Quinn quietly signs pension bill into law

     Quinn quietly signs pension bill into law
    Gov. Pat Quinn launched Illinois' epic attempt to bail itself out of a $100 billion public employee pension debt Thursday, signing into law an ambitious financial, legal and political effort to restore the state's tumbling credit ratings and unstable...
  • Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois

    Lawmakers approve gay marriage in Illinois
    Lawmakers approved gay marriage Tuesday in a historic vote that saw supporters overcome cultural, racial and geographic divides and put Illinois in line with a growing number of states that have extended the right to wed to same-sex couples. After...
  • Political fallout on Illinois gay marriage bill for Democrats, Republicans

    Political fallout on Illinois gay marriage bill for Democrats, Republicans
    Legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois could give Democrats a much-needed boost of enthusiasm headed into next year’s critical elections, though financial woes and high unemployment could mute long-standing traction for the party that rules the...
  • The man who got gay marriage passed? Rep. Greg Harris

     The man who got gay marriage passed? Rep. Greg Harris
    When Greg Harris went to buy his morning scone on Friday, customers in the bakery came up to hug him and say how proud they were to live in Illinois. A lot of people were hugging Harris last week, asking to pose with him for photos, telling him...
  • Springfield bishop calls for exorcism tied to gay marriage

    Springfield bishop calls for exorcism tied to gay marriage
    Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield said he will offer prayers for "exorcism in reparation for the sin of same-sex marriage" at the same time Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the same-sex marriage bill into law...
  • Exorcism against same-sex marriage decried as 'political stunt'

    Exorcism against same-sex marriage decried as 'political stunt'
    Heads likely won't spin and demons probably won't hover as Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield offers prayers for exorcism Wednesday in opposition to Gov. Pat Quinn's planned signing of Illinois' same-sex marriage bill....
  • Candidates file petitions for spots on 2014 primary ballot

    Candidates file petitions for spots on 2014 primary ballot
    SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of candidates from would-be governors down to state lawmakers and judges lined up in the cold today outside the Illinois State Board of Elections offices to submit paperwork to get on the March 2014 primary ballot. The ritual...
  • Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage

    Signed and sealed: Illinois 16th state to legalize gay marriage
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday put his signature on a historic measure making Illinois the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage, capping a 40-year push for gay rights that picked up major momentum during the past decade. Playing master of ceremonies...
  • Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix

    Illinois lawmakers reach tentative deal on pension fix
    Top Illinois legislators said today they’ve reached agreement on a plan to deal with the state’s worst-in-the-nation unfunded public pension liability and expect to vote on it next week. Details of the measure were unclear today and its...
  • Something south of cheese in the state of Illinois

    Something south of cheese in the state of Illinois
    Watching Illinois politicians brag about how they reformed the state pension mess — actually pretending they cured the same deadly infection that they caused years ago — I had an odd thought. Does Illinois smell south of cheese? It...
  • Illinois approves major pension overhaul

    — Illinois lawmakers narrowly approved a historic, sweeping overhaul of government worker pension systems Tuesday, overcoming years of political and philosophical differences in an attempt to address one of the state's most pressing financial...