A Chicago based bank is making it easier for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community to get financial services.
State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.), the architect of the successful effort to legalize civil unions in Illinois, has been named Person of the Year by Gay Chicago Magazine.
The Howard Brown Health Center has raised $650,000 in a period of 50 days, after a financial emergency had the gay and lesbian medical clinic on the brink of closing.
A researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago has received a $730,000 grant for a four-year study of adolescents’ reasoning about bullying due to gender and sexuality.
Mayoral candidate James Meeks tried to reach out to gay and lesbian voters on Wednesday, exactly one week after voting against historic legislation to legalize civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he will wait until the new year to sign legislation that legalizes civil unions for same-sex couples in Illinois.
Mayor Richard M. Daley says he hopes the state’s approval of civil unions for same-sex couples will eventually lead to full marriage rights.
A measure approving civil unions for same-sex couples is now on Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk, and he’s promising to sign it.
The Illinois Senate has approved legislation that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in Illinois, sending the proposal to Gov. Pat Quinn, who has lobbied in support of the measure.
The Illinois Senate has begun debating a proposal to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples in Illinois.
The Illinois House has approved a measure to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.
The Illinois House has begun debating a proposal to legalize civil unions for same-sex couples.
Mayoral candidate Gery Chico is joining gay rights activists in contacting state lawmakers and urging them to pass a bill for civil unions.
Howard Brown Health Center has reportedly received more than half of the money it needs to avert dangers of closing.
A vote by state lawmakers on a bill that would legalize civil unions for same-sex couples could come as soon as Monday, reports say.
The top Illinois House Democrat laid favorable odds Tuesday that a push to give gay and lesbian couples the right to unite through civil unions would be approved by his legislative chamber.
As they begin their lame duck session Tuesday, Illinois state lawmakers are expected to tackle the issue of whether the state should recognize civil unions for same-sex couples.
The Howard Brown Health Center, a medical clinic that has tended to the gay and lesbian community for 36 years, has received a sizable grant from an anonymous donor amid dangers of closing.
A push to recognize civil unions among same-sex couples is near having enough votes to pass the Illinois House, its main legislative backer predicted Tuesday, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
The city’s first mayoral liaison to the GLBT community was honored with an award over the weekend.