African-American Religious Leaders Ramp Up Campaign Against Marriage EqualityWith same-sex marriage appearing closer to reality in Illinois, African-American religious leaders are ramping up their campaign to defeat the measure in Springfield, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters, Opponents To Rally In SpringfieldProposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriages in Illinois passed the state Senate in February, but has stalled in the House.
Parents Say School Cuts Have Them Considering Move To SuburbsA group of parents and several local elected officials teamed up Tuesday to call for an end to severe budget cuts at the Chicago Public Schools.
Despite Pressure, Harris Not Bowing Out As Sponsor Of Same-Sex Marriage BillThe state lawmaker who has served as chief sponsor of proposed same-sex marriage legislation said Sunday he has no intention of stepping aside as sponsor, despite pressure from prominent voices in the gay community over his decision not to call the issue to a vote last week.
State Lawmakers Move Forward With $53B Budget PlanThe Democrat-controlled Legislature began piecing together a new state budget Tuesday that avoids the steep cuts of recent years and also gave final approval to a historic expansion of Medicaid, as Republicans accused their colleagues across the aisle of having "an insatiable appetite to spend money we don't have."
Lawmaker Pushing For More Oversight Of Health Care For Prison InmatesAn 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.
Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Moves Forward In Illinois HouseAn 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.
Same-Sex Marriage Sponsor Predicts 'Fast Track' For ApprovalThe 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.

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