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Video and Updates: Quinn to sign same-sex marriage bill

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.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie visits Portillo's restaurant on Friday afternoon along with Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times


Chris Christie brings $2.5 million gift for Rauner

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill, right, with City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl Hyman at the congressman's meeting last month to discuss ways to stem violence in the police district in his congressional district. File Photo. | Brian Jackson/ Sun-Times


House Ethics Committee looking at Rep. Bobby Rush

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin at the the ATF's downtown office after touring the agency's new federal Gun Crime Intelligence Center. Photo by Art Golab.


Durbin touts Chicago's new gun crime intelligence center

Sen. Mark Kirk's staff released this photo that they said was mold at Hines VA hospital. | Photo provided


Kirk continues to push for changes at Hines VA Hospital

First lady Michelle Obama speaks at the White House on Tuesday. At a Democratic National Committee fundraising event on Thursday in Chicago, she told donors: “You need to dig deep. And you need to get everyone you know out to vote this November. That’s no joke.” | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images


Michelle Obama to donors: Write 'biggest, fattest check' you can