Entries in Illinois (2)


"Modern Family" Star Supports Gay Marriage Bill in Illinois

Charley Gallay/WireImage(CHICAGO) -- Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson is lending his support to a proposed bill in Illinois that would legalize gay marriage.

The openly gay actor was in Chicago Wednesday to launch Marriage Equality Days of Action in the state. "I certainly respect everyone's right to their opinion but I think at the end of the day we all have to agree that treating any American as a second class citizen is not okay," Ferguson said.

If the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act passes in Illinois it would become the tenth state in the U.S. to recognize same-sex marriage.

Ferguson plays Mitchell Pritchett on the ABC series.

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Miranda Cosgrove Injured in Tour Bus Crash

ABC News(VANDALIA, Ill.) -- Miranda Cosgrove, the 18-year-old actress-singer who stars in the Nickelodeon hit iCarly, suffered a broken ankle when her tour bus crashed in southern Illinois on Thursday.

Reports say that Cosgrove's bus was involved in an accident with a disabled semi-tractor trailer in Vandalia, Illinois.

There appears to be conflicting reports regarding the conditions of the other passengers on the bus.  According to one local news station, the passengers were in good condition, and the bus driver is in fair condition.

However, a People magazine source says Cosgrove's mother was on the bus and "got really beaten up by the crash," though she's expected to fully recover.  The source also tells the magazine that the bus driver is in critical condition.  The source says Cosgrove was "really shaken up" following what the supposed insider describes as a "life-threatening crash."

As a result of the accident, Cosgrove has postponed her Dancing Crazy Summer Tour, which was scheduled to stop in Wichita, Kan., on Friday.  People magazine reports that Cosgrove is planning on resuming the tour in the fall.

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