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Springfield, IL reinstates civil union partner benefits after public outcry

Springfield, IL reinstates civil union partner benefits after public outcry

After raising a firestorm of anger and disbelief, the Springfield, Illinois Joint Labor/Management Insurance Committee voted to unanimously reinstate health benefits for the civil union partners of city employees. This was a complete reversal from the December decision that shocked and angered LGBT activists and civil rights organizations. The committee had voted to keep its…

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Another City Council Remap Submitted; Field Hearings To Begin

The Roscoe View Journal reports: <blockquote>A new proposed map for Chicago City Council wards was submitted to City Council by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) yesterday, as the debate over how to readjust ward lines to 2010 Census data heats up.</blockquote> Read more <a href=”http://www.roscoeviewjournal.com/news/another-city-council-remap-submitted-field-hearings-to-begin” target=”_”>at Roscoe View Journal</a>

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All Hail the Queens: Phi Phi O’Hara competes for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar

All Hail the Queens: Phi Phi O’Hara competes for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar

When Season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race airs later this month, the world will learn what Phi Phi O’Hara and her legion of loyal “phan-atics” already know: Boystown’s hottest female drag star is truly phierce. And, depending on her mood, she’s also phabulous, phreaky, and phine. (Adding a “ph” to various descriptives is a trademark…

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Nancy Drew and the door to door deception

Nancy Drew and the door to door deception

I would never  rejoice in the  shuttering of a business in our fine neighborhood UNLESS of course it was Mr. Taco or the new Walmart Express, in both cases I would relieve myself upon the ashes. Lately though the turnover clip has picked up some serious amphetamine-like speed. Paradise Empanadas and Sura didn’t even make…

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