A federal court ruling means a same-sex Chicago couple will be allowed to marry before the state's gay marriage law takes effect. U.S. District Judge Thomas Durkin on Monday ordered the Cook County clerk to issue an expedited marriage license to Vernita Gray and Patricia Ewert. Gray is terminally ill.
Most opera performances were cancelled on the night of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Over the course of that weekend, Chicago freelance writer and editor Richard Rothschild began to notice parallels between the tragedy of the stage and the tragedy of real life.
After months of delay, Illinois is set to become the 15th state to allow same sex marriage, after state lawmakers approved the bill last night. Morning Shift is covering the story from all angles, getting reactions from listeners, citizens, and lawmakers.