| Mar 18, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Illinois primary election day dawned Tuesday with voters getting to shape the Republican and Democratic fall tickets for contests ranging from governor and U.S. Senate down to the state legislature and county board.
Polls opened across the state at 6 a....
| Feb 13, 2014
Ron Dorfman's soft-spoken manner belied his strong journalistic convictions and his willingness to fight for a range of progressive principles, even if it meant leaving a job.
In December, Mr. Dorfman and his partner of 20 years, Ken Ilio, became the...
| Jan 30, 2014
At first glance, the exuberant pack of New Trier High School students queued up on a recent January morning appeared to be anticipating a coveted prize — perhaps a pair of Imagine Dragons concert tickets, or at the very least, a free pizza.
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Despite a green light from the Illinois Attorney General, DuPage County officials said they will not issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples before June.
Officials with the DuPage County Clerk's Office and the DuPage State's Attorney's Office said...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 1:34 PM
The line of couples waiting to wed in circuit court Saturday morning wasn't longer than usual, court clerks said. What was unusual was that — for the first time in Cook County or Illinois — it included several same-sex couples with a license...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 5:51 AM
Attorney General Lisa Madigan is encouraging Illinois counties to grant same-sex marriage licenses immediately, following last month's federal court ruling that gave an early green light to same-sex couples in Cook County.
Madigan spelled out her...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:28 AM
Following a federal court ruling, the Cook County clerk's office has issued more than 250 marriage licenses to same-sex couples wishing to wed under the Illinois' Marriage Equality law, officials said this morning.
According to a news release from...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:00 PM
A federal judge on Monday ordered the Cook County Clerk's office to start issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples who can establish that a life-threatening illness prevents them from waiting until the new marriage law takes effect in June.
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:46 PM
When a federal judge ordered this week that a marriage license be issued to a same-sex Chicago couple, he granted the longtime wish of a terminally ill woman and her partner.
But the court action giving a marriage license to Vernita Gray and Patricia...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:17 AM
A same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry this week, seven months before the state's new law goes into effect, after a federal court ordered that the Cook County clerk immediately issue them a license, officials said.
Vernita Gray and...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 8:44 AM
SPRINGFIELD -- Hundreds of candidates from would-be governors down to state lawmakers and judges lined up in the cold today outside the Illinois State Board of Elections offices to submit paperwork to get on the March 2014 primary ballot.
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Wednesday's print column Don't get me wrong. I'll be happy if the General Assembly passes the pending bill legalizing gay marriage in Illinois that Gov. Pat Quinn has said he'll sign. Marriage equality is fair. It's just. It's overdue. But......