The U.S. Supreme Court delved into a subject Wednesday that has bedeviled it for decades: how to reconcile a tradition of public prayers with the Constitution's ban on establishment of religion. At issue were almost exclusively Christian prayers that took place at town board meetings in Greece, N.Y.
The soon-to-be same-sex marriage law in Illinois will not affect civil unions, but gay couples in such a union will have an opportunity to convert their certificate.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he's planning to sign same-sex marriage legislation on Nov. 20 in Chicago.
The Senate has approved a bill outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans.
Opponents of a push to amend Indiana's gay marriage ban into the state constitution say adjacent Illinois' approval of same-sex marriage could help their cause.
Gay and lesbian couples may not have to wait until June to marry in Illinois. A lawmaker is moving to accelerate when same-sex marriage becomes legal.
Illinois prison officials estimate nearly 30,000 newly freed inmates will be eligible for Medicaid coverage in 2014 under President Barack Obama's health care law.
The U.S. Senate is moving ahead with legislation to bar employers from discriminating against workers on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says a supplemental appropriation is needed to come up with the money to fund back pay for state workers.
The Adoption Network Law Center is based in California, but when someone in Illinois searches "adoption" on the Web, up it pops, right near the top.