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Bill will let undocumented Illinoisans drive

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn declared he would sign into law a bill that would grant three-year state driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants .

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Gay marriage backers put the spotlight on Illinois

"We are a stable family, why shouldn't we have the same respect and the same rights as any other couple, as any other family?"

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Immigrants, allies call for halt to deportations, path to citizenship

A coalition of immigrant groups and community allies kicked off a 1,000-mile caravan to Washington, D.C here on Jan. 3, with a press conference at Orlando City Hall.

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No vote yet on Illinois marriage equality

According to Rep. Greg Harris, its chief sponsor in the House, "there is simply not enough time or votes."

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Today in history: President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

One of the best-known speeches in American history, it was delivered by Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery

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NAACP continues campaign to restore ex-felons’ voting rights

Voting: it's one of the fundamental rights of a citizen in a democracy, and yet millions of Americans who are ex-felons are denied it, even after they have paid their debt to society.

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Coming out for equality in Memphis

"This very ground was built on the struggle for equality and equal rights."

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NFL players make strong defense of LGBT equality

Many athletes have publicly stated their support for having LGBT players as their teammates, and some have supported marriage equality efforts.

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13,000 jam Navy Pier to gain legal status

On Aug. 15, Navy Pier here transformed into New York's Ellis Island - instead of seeing the Statue of Liberty welcome them, it was the Chicago skyline.

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Plan to help minority males unveiled

A state Assembly committee has put together a comprehensive picture of the challenges faced by these young people.

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