Illinois republican Chairman Pat Brady
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
February 24, 2013

Gay Marriage Flap Could Cost Ill. GOP Chair His Job

Just weeks after the head of the Illinois Republican Party announced his support for same-sex marriage legislation, some state party bosses are moving forward with plans to oust the state GOP leader, the party chairman said Friday afternoon.


New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
(Brendan McDermid/Reuters/Landov)
February 24, 2013

Bloomberg’s Anti-NRA Message Could Sway Ill. Race

One of the most important events in the national gun violence debate will take place Tuesday — in the snows of Chicago, a thousand miles from Newtown, Conn., or Washington, D.C.


February 23, 2013

Obama Administration Urges Supreme Court To Rethink DOMA

The Obama administration is following through on its relatively new-found support of gay marriage. On Friday, the administration filed a legal brief with the Justice Department that urges the Supreme Court to strike down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act.


February 23, 2013

Assembly Hall Fee on U of I Student Ballot

University of Illinois students will vote next month on a $25-per-semester fee administrators hope will raise funds to help pay for Assembly Hall renovations.


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