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posted Friday, February 8, 2013 - Volume 41 Issue 6

Equality Illinois gala attracts pols, celebrates
by Matthew C. Clark

There were more than a thousand people shaking hands, giving hugs and patting backs in the elegant Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Chicago, a crowd of sparkling dresses, heels, cummerbunds and bow ties.

On Saturday, Feb. 9 Equality Illinois held its annual Justice for All gala, which featured a silent auction, dinner, awards ceremony and dance.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Governor Pat Quinn, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle were some of the many elected officials in attendance, among an array of activists, policy makers, nonprofit workers and journalists. Also in attendance were openly gay elected officials including 44 th Ward Ald. Tom Tunney, 46th Ward Ald. James Cappleman and openly gay State Representatives Greg Harris, Kelly Cassidy and Deborah Mell. Openly gay Cook County Water Reclamation District Commissioner Debra Shore was also at the gala.

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