Same-Sex Couples Tie Knot As Marriage Law Takes EffectSame-sex marriage in Illinois is legal and hundreds of couples across the state are taking advantage of the new law.
Same-Sex Marriage Law Goes Into Effect Statewide SundaySunday is the day that the law legalizing same-sex marriage takes full effect in Illinois.
Cook County Issues 1,000th Same-Sex Marriage LicenseAlbany Park couple Tom Crisham, 36, and Andrew Rodbro, 38, received the 1000th license Friday afternoon, Clerk David Orr’s office said in a statement.
Gay Rights Activist Vernita Gray DiesA lesbian activist has died, nearly four months after she made history by becoming one of the first two women to marry each other in Illinois.
County Clerks Reluctant To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Despite OK From Attorney GeneralCook County is issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples - but at this point, it seems same-sex couples in collar counties will have to wait until June.
County Clerks Can Issue Licenses To Gay Couples Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday told an Illinois county clerk that he and others around the state have the right to immediately issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Champaign County To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses EarlyJust days after a federal judge gave Cook County the green light to begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses right away, a Republican county clerk from downstate is taking it upon himself to the same in his county.
Dozens Of Same-Sex Couples Get Marriage LicensesMore than 80 same-sex couples from Illinois and have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including several from other counties who apparently didn't want to wait until June 1, when gay marriage becomes legal throughout the state.
Same-Sex Couples Line Up To Get Married At County Building History was being made Saturday at the County Building where same-sex couples were lining up in marriage court to be among the first to tie the knot after a judge decided yesterday there was no reason they should have to wait until the law was to take effect on the first of June, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Cook County Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses; First Couple WedsSame-sex couples wasted no time getting marriage licenses on Friday, shortly after a federal judge ruled they don't have to wait until June to tie the knot in Cook County.
Gov. Quinn Says He's Worked To 'Rebuild Illinois'Gov. Pat Quinn focused on ways to create jobs and trumpeted his accomplishments with election-year flair Wednesday in an annual speech that fell on the five-year anniversary of when lawmakers booted his predecessor, now imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, from office.
Judge OKs Early Illinois Marriages For Some Gay Couples A federal court is ordering an Illinois county clerk's office to issue a marriage license to any same-sex couple who wants to wed immediately because one members has a life-threatening illness.
Same-Sex Couple's Wedding A First For Illinois Two Chicago women on Wednesday became the first same-sex couple to say their vows in Illinois after a federal judge granted an expedited marriage license because of one woman's ailing health.
Gay Couple Gets OK To Get Married Before Law Takes EffectA desperate wish is answered for two women who say they can't wait until next summer to get married.
Governor Quinn Signs Same-Sex Marriage LawIllinois will soon become the 16th state to allow same-sex couples to marry, as Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign gay marriage legislation at a public ceremony at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Wednesday afternoon.