For decades gay and lesbian rights activists here and throughout Illinois fought to end discrimination against people in housing and employment based on their sexual orientation.
Illinois is an election battleground with important races up and down the ballot. The fight has only begun as voters become aware of just how reactionary some of the Republican candidates are.
According to a report released Thursday, July 28, by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, the state's eight juvenile detention centers have "serious deficiencies."
Republican candidates for Illinois governor and U.S. Senate are being blasted for embracing extreme right-wing policies.
Suffering from the worst budget deficit in state history, the Illinois legislature passed a FY 2011 budget in late May that will mean continued devastation of education and social service programs.
Unemployed workers took to the streets the day after Memorial Day to demand jobs and extension of unemployment benefits.
CHICAGO - "We're human beings. Everyone has a right to be with his or her families," Olivia Segura said of the threat to deport her husband. "Let me keep my family together."
More than 200 women leaders call for a "sensible" tax rate to overcome budget crisis of "epic proportions."
Chicago's City Council has given landmark status to the home of the author/activist who wrote "A Raisin in the Sun."
CHICAGO -- Voters in the Feb. 2 Illinois primary election seemed to send a message to politicians: We're fed up with corruption; we want solutions.