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Debate On Gay Marriage Legislation Begins in Illinois

Democratic Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago addressed House members Tuesday on the floor before the bill was to be called for a vote.


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Illinois House Committee To Vote On Gay Marriage Today

The Senate approved the measure earlier this month with Democratic backing and a single Republican vote.


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Illinois Same-Sex Marriage Sponsor Predicts Bill Vote ‘Very Soon’

Rep. Greg Harris says when civil unions became law, it was described as the first step as a very long journey toward legal marriage. That has changed.



Group Of Illinois Religious Leaders Lobbies For Gay Marriage

The Reverend Jerry Bennett of the Illinois South Conference of the United Church of Christ in Highland says he supports the measure because Jesus loved all people.


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Battle Over Gay Adoptions Erupts in Illinois Legislature

Opponents say the legislation is an effort to undermine the state’s new civil union law.



Brutal Group Home Murder Leads to Illinois Legislation

Workers at the Graywood Foundation group home in Charleston beat Paul McCann, breaking 13 ribs and leaving bruises up and down his body.


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Tanning Salon Ban Fails in Illinois House

The bill would have prevented those under 18 from using a tanning salon, even with parental consent – which is currently required by law.


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Good News for Craft Beer Fans in Illinois

They didn’t have commercials in the Super Bowl, but they might be your favorite beers – the ones made in your neighborhood.


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