The attorney for the disgraced former speaker of the House confirms a deal to avoid a trial that would almost certainly include allegations he had a gay relationship with a student he coached.

October 16 2015 4:20 AM

Schools in the Springfield diocese won't turn away children of gay parents, but they may make them feel unwelcome.

August 27 2015 3:52 PM

Illinois joins California, New Jersey, Oregon, and D.C. in banning use of the discredited, harmful practice on minors.

August 20 2015 7:04 PM

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.

July 23 2015 4:30 AM

The two were wed in Chicago at Montrose Harbor in an afternoon ceremony.

July 22 2015 10:18 AM

A minister with Midwestern roots hopes to raise even more money for Meagan Taylor, to pay an outstanding fine.

July 20 2015 12:19 AM

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.

July 17 2015 2:25 PM

It's not the first time this six-term congressman from Illinois has championed the cause of protecting antigay activists from discrimination.

June 19 2015 6:56 PM Updated

A woman comes forward to accuse former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert as 'the one who was abusing' her brother in high school.

June 05 2015 9:29 PM