Two months after Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) made national headlines for trying to block a Chick-fil-A restaurant in his Northwest Side ward, Moreno quietly backed down yesterday, stating that he will no longer block the establishment.
The schedule for the 8th District Congressional debates between U.S.
Rep. Joe Walsh (R-McHenry) and Democratic challenger Tammy Duckworth is
set — but not without some carping from Walsh’s campaign.
Duckworth, who is best known for her time serving in Iraq and as an
assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, will
square off September 14 on Fox News Chicago, October 9 at the Meadows
Club in Rolling Meadows, and October 18 on the WTTW's Chicago
Tonight. The October 9 debate is open to 8th District residents and will be
broadcast on WCPT AM & FM.
Chicago Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) has made waves for trying to block a
Chick-fil-A restaurant from setting up shop in his Northwest Side ward, because restaurant
President Dan Cathy vocally opposes gay marriage and has donated money
to anti-gay marriage groups.
of the civil rights organization, which has more than a million
supporters nationwide, said Schneider’s opponent U.S. Rep. Bob Dold
(R-10) is on the “wrong side of history” when it comes to equality
issues and has failed the LGBT community.
Declaring that, “Chicago’s strength is in the diversity of its communities,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined
22 community strategies this weekend to better address Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender, or LGBT, health issues, many which go beyond
traditional LGBT health care concerns.
By the end of the year, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender
(LGBT) individuals won't be shut out of federal housing assistance any
longer. In a move praised by gay rights groups yesterday, the U.S.