Chicago Phoenix

Ald. Proco "Joe" Moreno

Reports: Alderman To Let Chick-Fil-A Go Ahead After New Pledge

Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) reportedly says he will now let Chick-Fil-A go ahead with plans for a location in his ward, after the fast food chain issued a statement respecting all sexual orientations and promised to end donations to anti-gay organizations.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2012

State Rep. Deb Mell lives near an uncompleted building project. (CBS)

Report: Rep. Mell Recovering After Breast Cancer Surgery

Illinois State Rep. Deborah Mell (D-Chicago) has undergone surgery to for breast cancer and is now recovering, according to published reports Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Body Found In Former Gerber/Hart LGBT Library Building

A body was found earlier this week in the newly-vacated building that formerly housed the Gerber/Hart LGBT library.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Bills On Gender Identity, Guaranteed Medical Leave Advance In State House

State legislation is moving ahead to add gender identity to the Illinois hate crimes law, and to require employers to allow medical leave for those joined in civil unions.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012

Gay Rights

State Rep. Introduces Bill To Legalize Same-Sex Marriage In Illinois

A day after a federal court struck down the law banning same-sex marriage in California, a state lawmaker has introduced legislation to provide full marriage rights to same-sex couples in Illinois.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2012

Gay Rights

Chicago LGBT Leaders React To California Ruling On Marriage Law

Chicago LGBT leaders are reacting Tuesday to the ruling in California that overturned Proposition 8, which prohibited same-sex marriage in the Golden State and took away the right after it had already been granted.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012