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  • Supreme Court gay marriage ruling praised by Illinois advocates

    Supreme Court gay marriage ruling praised by Illinois advocates

    Armed with a red rose for his husband, Vincent Cousineau walked along North Halsted Street in Chicago on Friday, cheering at honking cars celebrating the news that the nation's high court had struck down bans on same-sex marriages, effectively making gay marriage legal nationwide.

  • Beheading, explosion at U.S. factory in France

    Beheading, explosion at U.S. factory in France

    A truck driver once under surveillance for radical Islamic ties crashed into an American-owned chemical warehouse in southeastern France on Friday and hung his employer's severed head on a factory gate, along with banners with Arabic inscriptions.

  • Next frontier for gays is employment and housing discrimination

    Next frontier for gays is employment and housing discrimination

    Even as a lesbian in a conservative Southern state, Katrina Martir managed to thrive in central Kentucky. She married — in another state — is raising an adopted child with her wife and recently started her own consulting business.

  • Chicago officials reject Rauner's pension bone amid budget veto

    Chicago officials reject Rauner's pension bone amid budget veto

    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner sought Thursday to ratchet up pressure on Democratic lawmakers to approve his pro-business, anti-union agenda, vetoing the bulk of the state budget while dangling an offer of pension relief for Chicago and Cook County.

  • Finding acceptance, love: A Chicago transgender couple's story

    Finding acceptance, love: A Chicago transgender couple's story

    Precious Davis knew what it felt like to be rejected and abandoned. She never felt truly loved until she met Myles Brady.

  • Wabash Lights designers launch Kickstarter campaign

    Wabash Lights designers launch Kickstarter campaign

    Plans for colorful interactive lighting on the underside of the Wabash Avenue elevated tracks took a step forward this week with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to test the idea.

  • Forecast: Thunderstorms to continue Thursday

    Forecast: Thunderstorms to continue Thursday

    Thunderstorms are expected to affect Chicagoland and heavy rains could cause flooding for portions of central Illinois on Thursday, forecasters say.

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