Chicago Mayor Richard Daley thanked the Illinois General Assembly for passing a bill authorizing civil unions in the state.The legislation passed this week by both the House and Senate offers gay and lesbian couples many of the same legal rights as married couples in Illinois."I'm very happy wi
“Secret Historian” is a biography of Sam Steward, who has surely earned his place alongside Captain George Streeter and Big Bill Thompson as one of the most intriguing characters in Chicago history.To call Sam Steward gay would be to mislabel him.
Chicago is on its way to getting a new casino. The Illinois Senate narrowly passed a major gambling expansion proposal Wednesday. The bill would create five casinos around Illinois, including one in Chicago.Supporters, like state Sen.
The U.S. is one of five countries vying to host the 2022 World Cup.Soccer's international governor body, FIFA is expected to make the announcement today.Chicago hosted a few matches the last time the U.S. hosted the World Cup in 1994.
Time is running out for candidates to try to kick their opponents off the February ballot in Chicago. Tuesday is the deadline for those objections to be filed.During the election four years ago for mayor and other city offices, 208 objections were filed with the Chicago Board of Elections.
In our latest installment, we turn from style and sizzle to steak and, er, turkeys.Yes, we took a big bite out of the major issues and key challenges facing the next mayor of Chicago this week - from pensions to police redeployment, from parking meters to public housing
Now that the filing deadline for the 2011 Chicago municipal elections has come and gone, its time to turn our collective attention to one of the oldest and grandest traditions in our great representative democracy: knocking rival candidates off the ballot.Didn't see that section in The Federal