Residents from Oak Park and River Forest were among thousands who gathered in Springfield today – the opening of the fall veto session - to push for passage of marriage equality in Illinois.
At least three buses from the Oak Park area traveled downstate for the event, where participants rallied, marched and lobbied in support of the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.
One of the area buses left from Oak Park Temple, a Reform congregation, which sent about 40 members, including its rabbi Max Weiss, current and former synagogue presidents and others.
Among them was Deb Kadin, a Wednesday Journal free-lance reporter who live blogged about the event, not as a journalist but as a congregant and a social justice activist. Digital editor, Ashley Lisenby, contributed and managed content for the live blog as well.
Kadin talked with others, including former village president David Pope who traveled to the event with his family.
Read and watch content in the live blog reel below of today's March on Springfield.