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Illinois Senate Approves Gay Marriage: How La Grange/Western Springs Reps Voted

See how your five most-local state senators voted on the Illinois Senate's same-sex marriage bill.

The Illinois Senate approved legislation Thursday that would allow same-sex marriage in Illinois, according to the Chicago Tribune

The Senate voted 34-21. The bill provides "equal opportunity for the same federal marriage benefits to same-sex couples that are currently awarded to other couples," according to a release from Illinois Sen. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant. 

Here's how La Grange, Western Springs, La Grange Park and the surrounding area's state senators voted: 

  • 4th Senate: Kimberly Lightford (D), YES
  • 12th Senate: Steven Landek (D), YES
  • 16th Senate: Jacqueline Collins (D), YES
  • 24st Senate: Kirk Dillard (R), NO
  • 41st Senate: Christine Radogno (R), NO

See how each member of the Illinois Senate voted. 

The measure will now go to the Illinois House, where the fight to pass the bill is expected to be tougher, according to the Trib

Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the bill if it makes it to his desk.

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teaze May 14, 2013 at 03:56 AM
Thank you! 4th Senate: Kimberly Lightford (D), YES 12th Senate: Steven Landek (D), YES 16th Senate: Jacqueline Collins (D), YES

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