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Catholic Charities To Appeal Judge's Gay Adoption Decision

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

An attorney representing Catholic Charities in four Illinois church dioceses said Monday that he will appeal a judge's ruling against his client in a ...

Is Illinois 'At War' With Catholics? Some Church Leaders Think So

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

After an Illinois judge ruled last week that the state Department of Children and Family Services can legally sever their long-standing foster care an...

Claypool Gives Joe Berrios, 'Pay-to-Play Personified,' a Run for His Money

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool, a Democrat running as an independent for county assessor, will take on insider Joe Berrios in November.


AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — U.S. Sen. Roland Burris won't face a perjury charge over statements he made to state lawmakers investigating how he got his ...

Burris Invites Senate Ethics Investigation (WATCH)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Sen. Roland Burris said Tuesday that he is open to a Senate ethics investigation into how he came to be appointed by impeached former Gov. Rod Bl...