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.
Same-Sex Marriage Could Be Boon To Illinois EconomyBig bucks -- that's what this week’s passage of the Illinois same-sex marriage bill may mean for the city and the state. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains.
Couples Propose Within Hours Of Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passing A number of gay and lesbian couples popped the question within hours of the time the legislature acted.
Same-Sex Marriage A Boon For Illinois Wedding IndustryChicago's wedding industry is gearing up for a flood of gay couples, now that Illinois is legalizing same-sex marriages.
Illinois House, Senate Pass Same-Sex Marriage BillA historic vote Tuesday in the Illinois House positioned that state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both sides in President Barack Obama's home state.
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.
Suburban Mayors Back Same-Sex Marriage LegislationThe group is largely nonpartisan officials from Kane, DuPage, DeKalb and Kendall counties.
Gay-Rights Activists Protest Outside Office Of Same-Sex Marriage Bill Sponsor Gay rights activists seeking the right to marry staged a protest and rally outside of a north side office of state representative Greg Harris. WBBM's Bob Roberts was there.
Quinn: Veto Session Valuable To 'Lay Foundation' For Key IssuesGov. Pat Quinn says he's not discouraged that lawmakers came away from two days of their fall veto session without tackling any of the major issues on their agenda.
Gay Marriage Opponents Invoke God, Free SpeechOpponents of legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois rallied Wednesday outside the state Capitol, one day after thousands held their own event to urge lawmakers to approve it.
Marriage Equality Advocates Pressure Lawmakers At State CapitolIn Springfield today, the beginning of the fall veto session, saw state lawmakers far outnumbered by those lobbying in support of one key issue before the legislature: marriage equality.
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Flock To Springfield To Push For VoteSupporters of gay marriage in Illinois say now is the time for lawmakers to give it the okay, and headed to Springfield by the busload on Tuesday to deliver their message, but it remained unclear if there were enough votes in the House to send same-sex marriage legislation to the governor.
Marriage Equality Debate Divides Opinion Among Black Christians Going into tomorrow's veto session, the votes are split with at least part of the balance of power in the Black Caucus, which powerful ministers are trying to influence with their public statements and paid commercials.
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.
Judge: Lawsuit Seeking To End Same-Sex Marriage Ban May ProceedGay and lesbian couples fighting for the right to get marriage licenses hailed the ruling as another step toward marriage equality in their home state.