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  • Illinois lawmakers approve gay marriage

    Illinois lawmakers approve gay marriage
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois General Assembly narrowly approved a gay marriage bill Tuesday, clearing the way for President Obama's home state to become the 15th to legalize same-sex unions.
  • Mike Ditka says he should have run against Obama for Senate in 2004

    Mike Ditka says he should have run against Obama for Senate in 2004
    President Mike Ditka? That would be an interesting alternate timeline to visit. Ditka, the former Chicago Bears coach, was speaking to a group of people in North Dakota when he said his biggest mistake was not running for the U.S. Senate against the...

    Illinois Senate approves bill to legalize medical marijuana

    Illinois Senate approves bill to legalize medical marijuana
    Illinois has come within a signature of becoming the 19th state to allow marijuana use for medical purposes. On Friday, the state Senate voted 35-21 to approve a medical marijuana measure, which now will head for Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. The...

    Edward Derwinski dies at 85; first VA secretary

    Edward Derwinski dies at 85; first VA secretary
    Edward Derwinski, who represented Chicago's south side and adjoining suburbs in Congress for nearly a quarter-century before becoming the nation's first secretary of Veterans Affairs, died Sunday of cancer at a nursing home in Oak Brook, Ill., his...

    Dan Rostenkowski dies at 82; former U.S. representative from Chicago

    Dan Rostenkowski dies at 82; former U.S. representative from Chicago
    Dan Rostenkowski, an old-style Chicago ward boss who became one of the nation's most powerful legislators during the Reagan era before a stunning fall to corruption charges that left him branded a political anachronism, has died. He was 82. Rostenkowski,...