Schools in the Springfield diocese won't turn away children of gay parents, but they may make them feel unwelcome.
Illinois joins California, New Jersey, Oregon, and D.C. in banning use of the discredited, harmful practice on minors.
The black trans woman tells The Advocate about facing transphobia daily, her battle ahead, and the unusual part a county jail played in working toward justice.
The two were wed in Chicago at Montrose Harbor in an afternoon ceremony.
A minister with Midwestern roots hopes to raise even more money for Meagan Taylor, to pay an outstanding fine.
Meagan Taylor, 22, was arrested Monday after hotel staff wrongly accused her of prostitution. Now the county jail doesn't know where to house her.
It's not the first time this six-term congressman from Illinois has championed the cause of protecting antigay activists from discrimination.
A woman comes forward to accuse former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert as 'the one who was abusing' her brother in high school.
Gov. Bruce Rauner hasn't said if he'll sign the bill, but its backers are optimistic.
The first federally approved monument on federal land to honor LGBT vets was dedicated Sunday at the national cemetery outside Chicago.