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Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD --- A new Illinois General Assembly was sworn in today, and after the ceremony and celebrations are over, lawmakers will face a full plate of unresolved issues in the month ahead. Democrats now have veto-proof majorities in both the House and...
Emmy-nominated actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and partner Justin Mikita have just added a new neck knot to their wildly successful month-and-a-half-old line of jaunty bow ties -- a formal style suitable for wedding wear. The couple...
Tags: Marriage, Lobbying, Same-Sex Marriage, Family, Weddings
Tribune reporters— If anyone thought gay marriage legislation would pass easily in Illinois, the initial hiccup Wednesday in the state Senate illustrated how hard-fought the issue is likely to be every step of the way. A bill to allow same-sex marriage did not...
Kurt Summers Jr., chief of staff to Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle, will leave his post in early November to join Chicago-based investment firm Grosvenor Capital Management as senior vice president, Summers said in an interview this week. The...
A day after suffering devastating election losses up and down the state, Illinois Republicans could point to one bright spot: Barack Obama's name won't ever be on the ballot again. In 2004 as a U.S. Senate candidate, in 2008 as a presidential contender...
Clout StreetSPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate today approved legislation that would allow tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to have special drivers licenses, but the bill’s fate in the House is still up in the air. The proposal, sponsored by...
Tags: Lemont, Voting, Migration, Christine Radogno, Labor Legislation
Change of SubjectAP: OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington state is on the verge of joining Maryland and Maine as the first states to approve gay marriage with a public vote. With about half the expected ballots counted Tuesday night, Referendum 74 was passing......
Change of Subject"Is that recording?" asked Lindenhurst police officer Ralph Goar, referring to a pocket video camera resting on the dashboard of motorist Louis Frobe. It was the night of Aug. 15, 2010, and Goar had pulled Frobe over for allegedly driving......
Change of SubjectCourt strikes down Illinois' concealed-carry weapons ban The state of Illinois would have to allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons under a federal appeals court ruling issued today, but the judges also gave lawmakers 180 days to put their own......
Special to the TribuneOn the eve of the Illinois General Assembly's return to Springfield to consider legislation vetoed by Gov. Pat Quinn, East Hazel Crest and Homewood officials announced plans to pursue a gaming and entertainment complex south of Interstate 80/294 and...
Change of SubjectI approve of what Terry Cosgrove says, but I will fight to the death against the way he says it. Pardon my corruption of Voltaire’s famous saying. It’s inspired by a new round of political attacks from Personal PAC, the......
firstname.lastname@example.orgOne hundred and one years ago, the Illinois legislature passed a law authorizing “Mothers’ Pensions,” and the entitlement sleigh ride was off and running. Its journey made a significant stop in Maryland’s 6th Congressional...
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