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Illinois entered the history books Wednesday as Gov. Pat Quinn signed the gay marriage bill into law, making the state the 16th in the nation to make same-sex marriage legal.

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Summit Mayor Joe Strzelczyk in 1999. | Sun-Times file photo

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Chicago Public Schools contractor to lay off 476 custodians

Illinois gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner's education plan, unveiled last week, suggests tying "student academic growth to teachers' compensation." | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

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