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Pride Parade draws in millions, celebrates Illinois same-sex marriage law

Charlie Gurion, left, kisses David Wirk at the 45th Annual
Chicago Pride Parade during the parade on Broadway Street
Sunday, June 29, 2014. The event, the first since Illinois' law
allowing same-sex marriage went into effect, has 200 registered
entrants, with about 1 million expected to participate.
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Amanda Crane

July 6, 2014

Last Sunday’s 45th Annual Chicago pride parade celebrated the city’s first parade since same-sex marriage was legalized in Illinois this past February. The four-mile parade kicked off at noon at Montrose and Broadway and ended at Diversey and Sheridan. An estimate form the Chicago Police Department...

Rauner ads target moderate voters

Bruce Rauner, the GOP candidate for governor, has tried to shape his image as a moderate to attract undecided voters. Photo courtesy of AP

Megan Deppen

June 2, 2014

Illinois Republican governor candidate, Bruce Rauner, targets Democrats and "on-the-fence" moderates in his fleet of campaign ads, hoping to win votes in the Chicago suburbs, according to one expert. Read More »...

Ridesharing ordinance passes City Council

Companies like Lyft no longer have to worry about the legality of ridesharing in Chicago. Photo courtesy of Lyft.

Danielle Harris

June 2, 2014

"Don’t get in a car with strangers.” While this collective guidance may seem like common sense, ridesharing companies were approved by the City Council on May 28 as being entirely legal in the city of Chicago. Ridesharing companies such as UberX, Sidecar and Lyft offer the same services as traditional...

Neighbors flood CTA open house for ‘Belmont Flyover’

A CTA representative addresses the concerns that community members have with the flyover at a
community meeting last Thursday. (Kyle Tyrrell / The DePaulia)

Kyle Tyrrell

May 27, 2014

The CTA open house meeting for the Belmont Flyover Thursday night at the 19th District Police Station, 850 W. Addison St. was a like a beehive that just got shook. Everyone in the room was buzzing about the $320 million bypass plan that, if approved, would collect a federal Core Capacity subsidy and...

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