Same-sex couples in Sangamon County could be able to legally wed as early as next week.
County Clerk Joe Aiello says he expects to get a final green light to issue marriage licenses to those couples any time now. Aiello is waiting for a final OK from State's Attorney John Milhiser, the county's top legal officer, but he thinks recent court rulings and advice from the Illinois Attorney General make it virtually certain that he will get that authorization.
But other experts say jumping the gun on issuing licenses could create serious legal complications with divorces and probate down the road. Milhiser says he’s still studying the legal issues involved.