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New rules for same sex marriage in Illinois

Monday, 16 December 2013 17:27 Published in Local News
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal court is ordering an Illinois county clerk's office to issue a marriage license to any same-sex couple who wants to wed immediately because one of them has a life-threatening illness.
 
Illinois last month became the 16th state to legalize gay marriage, but couples can't apply for licenses until June 1.
 
But following U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman order Monday to the Cook County clerk's office, they will be able to marry straightaway if they can provide a doctor's note saying one partner has a life-threatening illness.
 
Two Chicago women became the first same-sex couple to wed in Illinois last month after they asked a federal judge for an expedited license. Gay rights advocates say three gay couples have been granted emergency marriage license applications in Cook County.
 

Residents report mail is arriving later in the day

Monday, 16 December 2013 17:07 Published in Local News

And you might be noticing that your mail is arriving a bit later in the day.

 

The Post-Dispatch reporting that some people are not getting their mail until as late as 9PM. That is the holiday crunch--the service has seen a 43-percent increase in volume this month.

 

The Postal Service has hired 145 employees locally to ease the burden, but many are still learning the ropes.

Lorde to hit St. Louis on 2014 tour

Monday, 16 December 2013 17:00 Published in Local News

The 17-year-old New Zealand songwriter who took the world by storm this year, is coming to St. Louis next year.

 

Lorde announced that she will visit St. Louis on March 20 as part of her North American tour. Her single "Royals" remained on the Billboard charts for nine weeks. 

 

Tickets for her St. Louis show go on sale December 20 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be $45 and $35.

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