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By Emily Miller
Obama is losing the debate on gun ownership, concealed-carry permits
Topic - Sharon Johnson Coleman
Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Tuesday told an Illinois county clerk that he and others around the state have the right to immediately issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
County clerks in western Illinois say they'll wait until June 1 to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses, even though two other Illinois counties have started issuing them.
Champaign County began issuing same-sex marriage licenses Wednesday, making it the second county to do so after a federal judge ruled Cook County gay couples did not have to wait until the state's new gay marriage law takes effect this summer.
A federal judge in Chicago has set a new trial date for a terrorist suspect as prosecutors appeal her decision granting the defense access to secret intelligence-court papers.
More than 80 same-sex couples have gotten marriage licenses in Cook County, including some from other Illinois counties who apparently didn't want to wait until gay marriage becomes legal statewide on June 1.
The Cook County clerk's office says nearly 50 same-sex couples received marriage licenses after a judge gave the OK.
The first couple has gotten in line in Cook County to get a same-sex marriage license.
Jubilant same-sex couples began lining up for marriage licenses in Chicago on Friday after a federal judge ruled there was no reason for residents of Illinois' largest county to wait until the state's new gay marriage law takes effect, a decision some hope will prompt county clerks statewide to begin issuing the documents.
Cook County Clerk David Orr says he'll start issuing marriage licenses immediately for same-sex couples.
A vocal opponent of gay marriage says a federal judge circumvented Illinois' political process by ruling that same-sex marriages can begin now.
The government can't keep secret its request to conduct clandestine surveillance of an accused attempted terrorist, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday in a potentially far-reaching decision that gives defense attorneys unprecedented access to records filed with a secret intelligence court.
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for a Chicago man accused of terrorism has told a judge she can restore faith in the judicial system by ordering the government to disclose how it may have used enhanced surveillance in the case.
A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to a plot to attend a Somalia training camp with the dream of becoming a suicide bomber was sentenced Tuesday to nearly 10 years in prison.
An incomplete tunnel designed to smuggle drugs into the U.S. has been found in Tijuana, Mexico, U.S. officials said Thursday, marking the second such underground passage discovered in less than a week along the southern border.
Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei has won a preliminary injunction from a U.S. court barring Motorola Inc. from transferring business secrets in a planned deal with Nokia Siemens Networks.
Coleman said the ruling only applied to Cook County because it challenged the practices of that county's clerk, David Orr.
However, U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman also said the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, which legal experts said other counties could use as a reason to issue marriage licenses right away.