House Speaker Michael Madigan http://peoriapublicradio.org en Springfield Bishop to hold prayer service the day same-sex marriage to become law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/springfield-bishop-hold-prayer-service-day-same-sex-marriage-become-law <div>The Roman Catholic Bishop of Springfield plans a special prayer service the day same-sex marriage is to be signed into law. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, he says it's "scandalous" that so many Catholic politicians supported the legislation.</div><div><p>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn is planning a big public ceremony to sign the same-sex marriage bill next Wednesday in Chicago.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An hour or so later, Bishop Thomas John </span>Paprocki<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will hold a sort of counter service at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield.</span></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 18:41:24 +0000 Brian Mackey 14916 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Springfield Bishop to hold prayer service the day same-sex marriage to become law Il Dems to endorse candidates for primary http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/il-dems-endorse-candidates-primary <div>Illinois' leading Democrats will meet in Springfield on Sunday. They're supposed to endorse candidates for next year's primary election even though there are no longer any competitive races. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky wondered why?</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrats have rarely slated candidates in recent years. B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut this time, with incumbent </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Pat Quinn facing a primary challenge from former U.S. Commerce Secretary Bill Daley, the state party was going to consider picking a favorite.</span></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:04:59 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 12179 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Il Dems to endorse candidates for primary