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’God is Super Angry’ Says Chicago Republican Primary Winner

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 19
A Chicago Republican, who made headlines earlier for blaming autism, dementia and tornados on the gay marriage and abortions, won her primary Tuesday.

Vernita Gray, Illinois Gay Rights Advocate, Dies

A gay rights activist, who was one half of the first same-sex couple to marry in Illinois, has died at age 65.

Clash on Economy Could Determine Illinois Governor

POLITICS | By Sara Burnett and Sophia Tareen | Mar 19
The race for Illinois governor is shaping up as a battle of vastly different visions on how to revive a lagging economy in one of the Midwest’s last Democratic strongholds.

GOP Pols Subject to Attack Ads for Gay Marriage Support

POLITICS | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 18
The three Republican state representatives who voted to overturn Illinois’ ban on same-sex marriage last year are now the targets of political attack ads by an anti-gay marriage group, ahead of Tuesday’s primary elections.

2 More Ill. Counties to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

Mar 6
While many Illinois counties are waiting until the state’s new same-sex marriage becomes law in June and others are waiting for legal advice, the list of counties that will start issuing the licenses immediately is growing.

Pension, Gay Marriage Votes Stir Primary Contests

POLITICS | By Kerry Lester | Mar 5
Several state lawmakers face challenges in the March 18 primary election because of high-profile votes for cutting state worker retirement benefits or legalizing gay marriage.

Gay Couples Can Now Get Illinois Marriage Licenses

Illinois’ attorney general says county clerks statewide can immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples even though the state law legalizing gay marriage doesn’t take effect until June.

258 Same-Sex Couples Get Cook County Marriage Licenses

Cook County issued 258 marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the first week it was allowed to do so by a court ruling.

Western Illinois Counties Hold Off On Gay Marriage

County clerks in western Illinois say they’ll wait until June 1 to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses, even though two other Illinois counties have started issuing them.

Some Ill. Counties to Wait on Gay Marriage Licenses

County clerks in some parts of Illinois say they’ll wait until June to issue same-sex marriage licenses even after a federal judge ruled gay couples in Cook County can get them immediately.

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