The moral debate over same-sex marriage in Illinois will likely intensify in the coming months. But there's already a parallel constitutional turf war over a question that has faced gay rights advocates, law professors and political scientists across the country for years.
An Ottawa child welfare agency will take over caseworkers and staff who serve foster children in Rockford. The move comes after Catholic Charities announced it would end state-funded adoption and foster-care rather than comply with Illinois' new civil union law. The Illinois Department of