The acting director of DCFS says she is assembling experts to examine the rising number of abuse and neglect deaths among children who have had involvement with the agency, in response to a Sun-Times and WBEZ investigation.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Illinois Wednesday. Some conservative churches are already rewriting their bylaws to guard against possible lawsuits by gay rights activists.
Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, an outspoken supporter of gay rights, is getting flak for abruptly cancelling the Capitol Hill meeting room reservation for a symposium hosted by a socially conservative group.