With a landmark bill signed into law by Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn Monday, same-sex couples will, for the first time in Illinois history, share many of the legal protections that are now granted to married couples.
The Illinois Supreme Court will decide if Rahm Emanuel will stay on the mayoral ballot for Chicago's Feb. 22 election. But is he the right choice for Chicagoans?
Lawmakers are poised to make Illinois the first state to end capital punishment since 2009.
CHICAGO - The Tellez family are vowing not to be evicted from their Northwest Side home, and Alvaro Tellez says he is fighting for his children and their future.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - "Exhaustimicated!" that's what Equality Illinois' Rick Garcia told Chicago-based Windy City Times, after this week's historic two-day vote in the Illinois state legislature in favor of same-sex civil unions.
The Teamsters racked up four organizing wins in late September and early October, including the first-ever union win under new voting rules.
For Republicans to win a majority in the House of Representatives, they need to sweep hotly contested swing district races in several states including Illinois.
For decades gay and lesbian rights activists here and throughout Illinois fought to end discrimination against people in housing and employment based on their sexual orientation.
Illinois is an election battleground with important races up and down the ballot. The fight has only begun as voters become aware of just how reactionary some of the Republican candidates are.
According to a report released Thursday, July 28, by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the state's eight juvenile detention centers have "serious deficiencies."