Illinois State Representative Deb Mell says she plans to marry fiancée Christin Baker in Iowa, despite the likely passage of a civil unions bill next year. “We’re thrilled and grateful, obviously,” Mell said about the law. “But we really want that marriage license.”
A United Airlines spokesman said the wing of a cargo plane clipped the tail of a United Express jet at O'Hare International Airport, but no one was hurt. United spokesman Rahsaan Johnson told the Chicago Tribune that the United flight was pulling into the gate about 9:1
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
Community leaders from Chicago’s West Side are calling on Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to step up public policy to create permanent jobs for those employed by the Put Illinois to Work Program.The program was initially funded by federal stimulus money when it began nine months ago, but the money
U.S. Rep Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) says she cannot support a revised plan to reduce the national deficit. The Bipartisan National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform was asked to agree on a plan to shrink the national debt by Dec. 1, but the final vote has been postponed.