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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.

Carla Oglesby, pictured in 2011. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times


Former Stroger aide gets 6½ years for theft, money laundering

Jim Oberweis, the Republican nominee to oppose U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, joined other GOP leaders in Chicago on Tuesday to urge action on immigration reform. Oberweis says he regrets his "harsh tone" on immigration in the past. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times


Oberweis apologizes as GOP leaders urge action on immigration

Angelika Noel, 17, poses with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., during a visit to Josephinum Academy in Chicago to participate in a discussion on school choice Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)


Rand Paul to Chicago African Americans: The GOP wants you

State Rep.Derrick Smith (right) talks to the media about his successful re-election in 2012 despite being under federal indictment for allegedly taking a bribe. With Smith is former Ald. Ed Smith (28th), (left) making a point. File Photo.| Dom Najolia~Sun-Times


Judge rules jurors can hear that Smith admitted he 'f----- up'

House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, and Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno, R-Lemont, meet with the Sun-Times editorial board Tuesday. They criticized a proposal to give $100 million in state funds to a proposed library for President Barack Obama. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times


Republicans rip Madigan over state funding for Obama library