Wed04162014

Record-breaking crowds attend the Chicago Pride

CHICAGO (AP) — Record-breaking crowds — with many attendees wearing rainbow-colored beads, wigs and shirts — filled city streets Sunday for the annual Chicago Pride Parade, an event that comes on the heels of a major lawsuit that advocates believe could lead to gay marriage in Illinois.

Police and organizers estimated that at least 850,000

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Jesse Jackson Jr. takes medical leave of absence

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who defeated a primary challenge this year despite being the target of a House ethics investigation, has been on a medical leave for two weeks and is being treated for exhaustion, his office announced Monday.

In a three-sentence news release, Jackson's office disclosed that the Democrat went on leave June

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Police torture commission makes final decisions

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Thousands attend the Chicago Pride Parade

CHICAGO (AP) — Many attendees of the Chicago Pride Parade say they believe it's time for Illinois to allow gay marriage.

Large crowds attended Sunday's annual event on the city's North Side.

It comes just weeks after 25 Illinois couples sued for the right to marry. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez

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Lawmakers push off pension talks for 5 more weeks

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