State Rep. Deborah Mell

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

Deborah Mell

State Rep. Deb Mell Diagnosed With Cancer

State Rep. Deborah Mell (D-Chicago), one of three openly gay Illinois lawmakers, reportedly has been diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2012

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

Deborah Mell

State Rep. Mell Marries Partner In Iowa

The openly lesbian Illinois State Rep. Deborah Mell (D-Chicago) has gotten married to her partner in Iowa.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011