LGBT Panelists Highlight The Need For Illinois Marriage Equality

By Ellyn Fortino On paper, civil unions in Illinois ensure a variety of protections for same-sex couples, such as hospital visitation and inheritance rights. But as LGBT panelists at an ‘out in the suburbs’ forum pointed out Thursday evening, many same-sex couples who have their relationships recognized by the state still face major difficulties in… Read more »

Links Celebrates 40 Years of Service

By Amy Skalinder Things were changing on the North Shore – and across the country – in 1972. In the wake of the cultural changes of the late 1960s, local social service agencies were seeing more teens dealing with issues related to sexuality, and there were few resources available. Local referral hotlines received almost 300… Read more »

Links Honored for Empowering Young Women

By Amy Skalinder (Northfield, Ill) Links – North Shore Youth Health Service hosted 170 people at its spring benefit at the Woman’s Club of Wilmette on Saturday, June 15. The supportive crowd celebrated 40 years of Links history and contributed to raising more than $37,000 for the afternoon. The tables were packed and the conversation… Read more »