ILLINOIS -- A lifelong dream is realized for hundreds of same-sex couples in Champaign County.
FORD COUNTY -- Across the state this weekend, many same-sex couples will be able to get a marriage license for the first time.
SANGAMON COUNTY -- The Sangamon County Clerk's Office will start issuing licenses for same-sex marriages Friday.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY - The Champaign County Board named June "Marriage Fairness Act Awareness Month," but the decision didn't come easy.
ILLINOIS -- Attorney General Lisa Madigan is encouraging counties in the state to move forward with same-sex marriages.
CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Judges in Central Illinois say, as soon as a county has the "go ahead," they're ready to marry same-sex couples in court.
URBANA -- Champaign County became the second county in the state to issue same-sex marriage licenses. It comes just days after a federal judge ruled Cook County could do the same.
COOK COUNTY -- Some same-sex couples in Illinois won't have to wait until June to say "I do."
SPRINGFIELD -- There are still several months before same-sex couples can legally get married in Illinois, but a Republican state senator is looking to stop it.
SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD -- As Governor Quinn signed the Marriage Equality Bill into law, a bishop was saying prayers of exorcism at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.
Latest: 10:03 pm CHICAGO -- It's official. Illinois is now the 16th state to legalize same-sex marriage.
ILLINOIS -- Wednesday, Governor Quinn will sign same-sex marriage into Illinois' law books.
SPRINGFIELD -- The leader of the local Catholic Diocese is getting statewide attention for his comments on same-sex marriage.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Same-sex couples in Illinois will soon be able to get married, but they might have to wait a few days to make it official.
SPRINGFIELD -- The bill allowing same-sex couple to marry in Illinois is now sitting on Governor Quinn's desk.
SPRINGFIELD -- The biggest hurdle to making same-sex marriage legal in Illinois has been cleared.
Latest: 6:03 pm SPRINGFIELD -- Illinois approved civil unions in 2011.
SPRINGFIELD -- Same-sex marriage supporters are ready and waiting for lawmakers to return to Springfield Tuesday.
Update: 4:52 pm, 10/22/13, Tuesday SPRINGFIELD -- A rally outside the Capitol tries to push lawmakers into approving same-sex marriage in Illinois.
SPRINGFIELD -- State lawmakers are headed back to the Capitol City next week for the veto session.
SPRINGFIELD -- The push is on state lawmakers to approve same-sex marriage.
SPRINGFIELD -- Same-sex marriage supporters now have a labor union in their corner.
SPRINGFIELD -- It's been two years since the end of "Don't Ask - Don't Tell."
ILLINOIS -- Same-sex couples in the state may soon have a problem.
URBANA -- Same-sex couples are celebrating after the U.S Supreme Court struck down the defense of Marriage Act.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some gay rights advocates are calling on organizers of Chicago's Gay Pride Parade to ban state representatives from attending.
SPRINGFIELD -- An issue which will have no resolution this session is same-sex marriage.
CHAMPAIGN -- Same-sex marriage isn't on the books in Illinois yet. But some people are already buzzing about the possibilities.
SPRINGFIELD -- A local bishop isn't enthusiastic about the Marriage Equality Bill.
CHAMPAIGN -- Same-sex couples say they're ready for the wait to be over.