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  • Most Illinois pols praise Supreme Court's ruling making gay marriage legal

    Most Illinois pols praise Supreme Court's ruling making gay marriage legal
    Several Illinois members of Congress were quick to herald the Supreme Court's decision on Friday making gay marriage legal in all 50 states. Criticism of the ruling was rare.
  • Horse deaths at race tracks should be as rare as Triple Crown winners

    Seeing the video of the fourth race held the day of the Belmont Stakes, when a horse named Helwan broke his leg and was euthanized, reminded me of the very first time I saw a horse break down during a race. It was many years ago, and I thought it would be...

    Rauner calls Kirk 'bro with no ho' remark 'inappropriate'

    Rauner calls Kirk 'bro with no ho' remark 'inappropriate'
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday labeled as “inappropriate” U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s “bro with no ho” comment about presidential candidate Sen. Lindsey Graham. Kirk helped get Rauner elected last year, and on Friday...

    Kirk's re-election bid complicated by controversial statements

    Kirk's re-election bid complicated by controversial statements
    Sen. Mark Kirk's reference Thursday to an unmarried Senate colleague and presidential candidate as a "bro with no ho" is the latest in a string of controversial remarks that figure to make an already challenging 2016 re-election bid even more difficult....

    Kirk's office apologizes for senator's comment on women

    U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois apologized Thursday through a spokeswoman after being caught on a live microphone using a word that's disparaging to women. Kirk, who is seeking re-election in 2016, called fellow Republican senator and presidential...