Lesbian Police Officer Sues Markham For DiscriminationOfficer Brittney Jackson's complaint has alleged the harassment began when she joined the force in May 2010, and continued despite numerous complaints. She alleged one officer asked her why she didn't "give the men on the force a chance," and claimed another told her, "You need to stop this 'I'm gay' mess."
Suburban School Board Asks Member To Quit Over Gay CommentsThe Warren Township school board in far north Suburban Gurnee is asking one of its board members to step down for voicing concern about hiring someone who is gay or lesbian as the district's next superintendent, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
Suburban School Board To Seek Member's Ouster Over Comments On GaysThe board for Warren Township High School District 121 planned to ask board member Liz Biondi to resign Tuesday night, a week after she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.
Gurnee Mayor Blasts School Board Member's Comments On Gays, LesbiansA member of the Warren Township school board created a firestorm last week, when she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.
Opinion: Rev. William Owens Confronts Barack Obama On Same-Sex MarriageRev. William Owens takes great issue with Obama’s linkage of Dr. King’s civil rights movement of the past to the current gay rights movement regarding same-sex marriage. Owens says that King embraced traditional religion, and he strongly suggests that King would not want his civil rights’ mission altered to include same-sex marriage.
Cubs Co-Owner Laura Ricketts Forms SuperPAC For Lesbian IssuesAnother member of Chicago's Ricketts family is getting involved with a super PAC.
Report: Many Difficulties For Couples In Civil Unions One Year LaterIt has been a year now since same-sex civil unions became legal in Illinois, but the advocacy group Equality Illinois says many couples are not finding that their unions are being treated as equal to marriages.
Law Firm On Gay Marriage For Illinois: 'It's Just Time'The gay rights law firm Lambda Legal has produced a video with the message that “it’s just time” for full marriage equality in Illinois, after lawsuits were filed this week seeking to secure marriage rights for same sex couples.
Lawsuits Filed To Secure Gay Marriage Rights In IllinoisTwo separate lawsuits were filed Wednesday, attempting to secure marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Illinois.
Rep. Harris Pulls Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Says Votes Are Not ThereIllinois State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) has pulled his bill to legalize same-sex marriage in the state, but he says in a published report that he will introduce legislation again when the time is right.
Center On Halsted To Celebrate 5 Years Serving LGBT CommunityThe Center on Halsted LGBT community center will soon celebrate five years in operation with a gala expected to attract 1,500 people.
Gerber/Hart LGBT Library Set To Move From Edgewater SiteThe Gerber/Hart Library and Archives of gay and lesbian resources remains very much in operation, but will soon be moving from its longtime location just south of Loyola University.