Jarrett speaks at Equality Illinois gala

February 11, 2012 7:23:24 PM PST
President Obama's senior advisor Valerie Jarrett was back home in Illinois Saturday.

She joined several other notables at a celebration hosted by the state's largest civil rights organization.

Jarrett was the keynote speaker for Saturday's "Equality Illinois" gala at the Chicago Hilton.

The mission is to secure, protect and defend full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

On Saturday, they celebrated several milestones including the Illinois civil union law.