Illinois residents remember victims from Florida gay nightclub
CHICAGO (AP) - Crowds gathered in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood for a vigil to honor the victims of a shooting at a Florida gay nightclub that left 49 people dead and dozens injured.
Workers hung black bunting Sunday at one bar in the LGBT neighborhood on the city's North Side. Another vigil is planned Monday at 7 p.m. at a LGBT community center.
Elsewhere, about 25 people gathered Sunday night at a Unitarian church in Springfield to mourn the deaths. They lit candles in honor of the victims, listened to music and shared stories at Abraham Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Church leaders say another vigil is planned with other community groups.
In Bloomington those at a picnic sponsored by Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays remembered the victims.