Rep. Greg Harris
An Illinois House committee has held a hearing aimed on a proposal to providing more oversight for the private company that maintains health care in the Illinois prison system.
An Illinois House committee narrowly endorsed legislation to legalize gay marriage Tuesday, setting up a showdown on the House floor that could come in a matter of weeks.
The House sponsor of legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Illinois said the measure could get a vote “very soon,” after the new General Assembly was sworn in this week.
Two Illinois lawmakers said Thursday they will seek legislative approval of gay marriage when the General Assembly reconvenes in three weeks, answering Gov. Pat Quinn’s hope that he could sign same-sex marital rights into law as early as January.
The Election Day victories for same-sex marriage in several states have supporters of the effort in Illinois saying the atmosphere has changed, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he’d lead an effort to legalize same-sex marriages in Illinois as well
You can get an education simply by walking up Halsted Street in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side, thanks to the newly-dedicated “Legacy Walk.”
A new poll estimates that more than four in 10 Illinois voters now support full marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples.
A day after voters in North Carolina approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama told ABC News that “same sex couples should be able to get married.”
Illinois 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.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pledging to push for legalizing gay marriage in Illinois.
Illinois State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Chicago) says winning full marriage rights for same-sex marriage in Illinois will be a struggle, but he says such is always the case with civil rights issues.
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.
Amid new calls for an apology for comparing the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan, Francis Cardinal George has defended his statements, saying organizers of the Gay Pride Parade “invited” the comparison.
CHICAGO (CBS) – Insurance companies in Illinois routinely refuse to pay for clients to enroll in potentially life-saving cancer research trials. Now the Susan Komen Foundation and a state lawmaker are pushing to make that […]
Microbreweries could have it a bit easier under a proposed new state law, as long as they stay small.
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