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Gay rights groups bristle at being excluded from immigration bill
May. 22, 2013
Some prominent Illinois gay rights groups say they feel betrayed that same-sex couples were dropped from an immigration overhaul bill in the U.S. Senate.
Deportation protesters target Durbin
May. 14, 2013
Police sawed through plastic pipes to pry apart seven unauthorized immigrants at a federal detention center near Chicago on Tuesday.
Where was Sen. Dick Durbin at 25?
May. 9, 2013
Illinois Senator Dick Durbin reflects on what he was doing as a 25-year-old and how it shaped who he is today.
Kirk says 'rehab works' in first public appearance
May. 3, 2013
Illinois U.S. Senator Mark Kirk held his first public appearance since suffering a massive stroke last year.
Low-wage worker advocates slam immigration overhaul’s visa plan
Apr. 16, 2013
The advocates say the bill is short on resources for protecting W Visa holders from wage theft, safety hazards and whistleblowing retaliation.
CTA Ventra fare scheme suffers riders' blowback
Mar. 12, 2013
Also: Wet Chicago winter, Durbin running again, Mark Grace's 'slammer' time and what your Facebook 'likes' say about you.
Gun victims, academics join Senate firearms clash
Feb. 12, 2013
A woman whose Chicago police officer brother was fatally shot in 2010 says it's time for Congress to pass laws keeping guns from criminals.
Durbin, Kirk push for new gun laws
Jan. 25, 2013
Illinois politicians are taking a leading role in the push for tougher national gun laws.
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