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A Look at Illinois' Historic Budget Impasse, Deal to End It

By Sara Burnett | Jul 9
Illinois' historic budget impasse ended Thursday when lawmakers voted to override the GOP governor's veto and give the state its first spending plan in more than two years. But there was little rejoicing.

A Look at Illinois' Budget Mess as Lawmakers Head to Capitol

By Sophia Tareen | Jun 22
Already holding the title for longest state budget stalemate, Illinois is poised to enter a third year without a spending plan as the feud between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats controlling the Legislature drags on.

Illinois Governor Calls Special Session to Force Budget Deal

By Sophia Tareen | Jun 17
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has called state legislators back to the Capitol for a special session starting next week to hammer out a budget deal and end an unprecedented impasse that could enter a third year.

Illinois Considers Legalizing Marijuana for A Fiscal Boost

By Kiannah Sepeda-Miller | Mar 29
Marijuana advocates are trying to lay the groundwork for Illinois to become the first state in the Midwest and the ninth nationwide to legalize recreational pot, arguing the move will help solve the state's notorious budget crisis.

Illinois Latest State to Expand Domestic Workers' Rights

By Sophia Tareen | Aug 24
Left out of federal labor law written decades ago, nannies, housekeepers and private caregivers are gaining legal protections in a growing number of states.

Purple Sex Toy-Wielding Clowns Attack Family; They Sue

By Winnie McCroy | Oct 26
An Illinois woman and her teenage daughter filed a lawsuit on October 21, after they said two men dressed as clowns accosted them with purple dildos and vibrators as they were trying to buy tickets to a local haunted house.

Survey: Over 5K Same-Sex Couples Have Married in Ill.

Jul 10
Equality Illinois survey finds new same-sex marriages and civil union conversions in every corner of the state.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate: Ill. Voters Should Have Decided on Gay Marriage

Jun 3
Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says Illinois voters should have decided whether same-sex marriage should be legal in the state. But now that it’s the law he won’t advocate changing it.

Clerks Prep for Illinois Gay Marriage Rollout

May 31
Equality Illinois, a gay-rights advocacy group, estimates about 1,300 same-sex licenses have been issued statewide, more than 1,110 of those in Cook County.

Group Lists Ill. Clergy Ready to Perform Gay Marriages

Apr 25
An advocacy group has put together a list of Illinois religious clergy who are ready to perform same-sex marriages.

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