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  • Speak Out

    Speak Out
    When is it going to occur to Gov. Bruce Rauner that the Democratic Party helped him get elected because they wouldn't back former Gov. Pat Quinn? They know taxes in the state have to be raised. They want to be able to blame Republicans for doing it. Until...
  • Enhanced police presence helped temper Pride Parade crowd, officials say

     Enhanced police presence helped temper Pride Parade crowd, officials say
    A day after Chicago's 46th annual Pride Parade, community leaders are taking stock of how it affected the neighborhoods along its route to evaluate whether it will remain in the area next year. The Sunday afternoon event was more organized than in...
  • Stanley Cup, some Blackhawks to appear at Chicago's 46th Pride Parade

    Stanley Cup, some Blackhawks to appear at Chicago's 46th Pride Parade
    Members of the Chicago Blackhawks and the Stanley Cup will make appearances at the 46th annual Chicago Pride Parade on Sunday. The NHL champions are scheduled to ride on the WGN Radio float along with their prize, according to the parade’s website...
  • Street closures start as crowds gather for Chicago's 46th Pride Parade

    Street closures start as crowds gather for Chicago's 46th Pride Parade
    Residents and commuters traveling Sunday through the Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods should watch out for street closures and for the hundreds of thousands of people who will be attending the 46th annual Chicago Pride Parade. The parade is scheduled...
  • Pride Parade attendees celebrate Supreme Court decision, growing support

    Pride Parade attendees celebrate Supreme Court decision, growing support
    As businesses, schools and public officials donned rainbow colors, flung beads and danced on floats at Chicago's Pride Parade Sunday, attendees marveled at how far acceptance of the LGBT community has come since the city's first parade 46 years ago. Two...
  • Transgender community in Chicago suburbs hopes new era really here

    Transgender community in Chicago suburbs hopes new era really here
    For a 4-year-old boy who enjoyed tottering around the house in his mother's high heels the word "transgender" was not part of Soto Petropoulos' childhood. These days, Petropoulos, 47, can be found warmly greeting customers at Transformations, his...
  • Chicago to push meningitis vaccine during 'Pride' parade

    Efforts to stop a deadly meningitis outbreak in Chicago will gather speed and urgency this weekend during the city's annual gay pride celebration. Following six confirmed cases among gay and bisexual men, including one death, the Chicago Department of...
  • 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...
  • Marriage ruling means Illinois couples recognized elsewhere

    For Illinois residents, the most immediate impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide is that same-sex couples can travel out of state knowing their marriages will be recognized elsewhere. Illinois has allowed gay...
  • 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...
  • 5 things to know about Chicago's Pride Parade on Sunday

    5 things to know about Chicago's Pride Parade on Sunday
    Chicago's 46th annual Pride Parade steps off Sunday amid an ongoing debate about gay marriage, Stanley Cup rumors and threats that it could be moved from Lakeview if partiers don’t tone down the rowdiness. Here are five things to know about this...