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Purple Sex Toy-Wielding Clowns Attack Family; They Sue

CRIME | By Winnie McCroy | Oct 26
An Illinois woman and her teenage daughter filed a lawsuit on October 21, after they said two men dressed as clowns accosted them with purple dildos and vibrators as they were trying to buy tickets to a local haunted house.

Survey: Over 5K Same-Sex Couples Have Married in Ill.

NATIONAL | Jul 10
Equality Illinois survey finds new same-sex marriages and civil union conversions in every corner of the state.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Ill. Voters Should Have Decided on Gay Marriage

POLITICS | Jun 3
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says Illinois voters should have decided whether same-sex marriage should be legal in the state. But now that it’s the law he won’t advocate changing it.

Clerks Prep for Illinois Gay Marriage Rollout

NATIONAL | May 31
Equality Illinois, a gay-rights advocacy group, estimates about 1,300 same-sex licenses have been issued statewide, more than 1,110 of those in Cook County.

Group Lists Ill. Clergy Ready to Perform Gay Marriages

NATIONAL | Apr 25
An advocacy group has put together a list of Illinois religious clergy who are ready to perform same-sex marriages.

Ill. GOP Replaces Six Party Officials Who Wanted To Oust Pro-Gay Marriage Leader

NATIONAL | By Kerry Lester | Apr 21
A crop of Republican officials who wanted to oust former Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady for his statements supporting same-sex marriage have been replaced in their party positions.

’Conversion Therapy’ Ban Defeated in Illinois House

NATIONAL | Apr 11
Illinois lawmakers voted down a bill banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay young people.

’Conversion Therapy’ Ban Advances in Ill. House

NATIONAL | Mar 26
A bill banning so-called conversion therapy aimed at changing the sexual orientation of gay young people is advancing in the Illinois Legislature.

Cook County Issues 575 Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

NATIONAL | Mar 21
The Cook County clerk’s office says it has issued 575 marriage licenses to same-sex couple in the month since it was allowed by a court ruling.

Despite Risky Votes, Most Illinois Lawmakers Win

POLITICS | Mar 20
Several Illinois state lawmakers who cast tough votes on pensions and gay marriage fended off expensive primary challenges Tuesday.

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