Local same-sex couples where one or both partners are suffering from a terminal illness can look into getting a marriage license prior to June. According to the Chicago Sun-Times:
"Same-sex couples in which one or both partners has a life-threatening illness now don’t have to wait until June to get married in Illinois.
U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman Monday ordered Cook County Clerk David Orr’s office to immediately begin issuing marriage licenses to qualifying couples.
Though the suit — brought by two Chicago couples — names Orr’s office, the ruling applies statewide and could potentially affect hundreds of couples, gay rights advocates say. Illinois last month became the 16th state to legalize gay marriage, but most couples can’t apply for licenses until June 1."