"Our understanding of this is that that the governor could make this happen tomorrow if he wanted to," said Sheila Bedi, one of Hampton's lawyers.
A new report finds Chicago is among 25 big-city police departments that fails to adequately protect the rights of transgender people.
Here in this tough old steel town, she’s still the daughter of Ann Lightfoot, remembered as bright, motivated, hard-working, easy to get along with.
Lawsuits challenge Illinois, Wisconsin laws that block name changes for a decade or more after convictions. Transgender women say the laws prompt harassment, abuse.
Both lawsuits argue that the states are violating free speech rights and are preventing people from expressing how they identify themselves.
America's largest mainline Protestant denomination is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors.
Will women of color at the helm reshape Chicago politics? Will they pursue new policy positions? Will they set the tone for a change in politics?
Taylor Swift donated $113,000 to Tennessee Equality Project for their efforts to fight contentious bills moving in the states General Assembly.
The 35th festival's curated selection from all over Latin America continues to highlight themes of social justice.
Kim English, octave-skipping singer with 8 No. 1 Billboard dance hits, has died at 48 while on transplant list awaiting a new kidney.
Women from across the city share their support, expectations and what challenges they anticipate for the first black woman to become Chicago's mayor.
Here's a breakdown of some of the seemingly strange elements of Smollett's case.
Trump is using the explosive Smollett controversy and questions about "celebrity" justice and what’s going on in Chicago to appeal to his voters.
Over the last half century, trust in a number of public institutions, especially the government, has declined.
Activist William Calloway says he takes full responsibility and accountability for the comments, though he doesn’t "stand by those words anymore."