Windy City Media Group Frontpage News
Celebrating 30 Years of Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Trans News
home search facebook twitter join
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2017-03-29
About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage



Brennon to file suit for wrongful death of Santiago
News update posted Sept. 1, 2011
by Kate Sosin, Windy City Times

facebook twitter pin it stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email

Alisha Brennon will file suit in the wrongful death of Christina Santiago, her fiancé who was killed in the Indiana State Fair stage collapse Aug. 13, her attorney confirmed.

Richard N. Rosenberg, Brennon's attorney, said that Brennon will seek "a substantial amount of money" for her own injuries as well as the death of Santiago.

Brennon sustained multiple fractures to her face and ribs, and broke her leg in the accident that left seven dead and dozens wounded. She is recovering in Chicago, according to Rosenberg.

"She is going to have a difficult time," he said.

Brennon has been in and out of the hospital since the accident. As of Sept. 1 she remains in the hospital recovering from a blood clot breaking loose. She was expected to be released Sept. 2, according to updates from friends on .

Santiago, a well-known LGBT health advocate in Chicago, was buried last month in her home state of New York next to her mother. Brennon and Santiago were among the first in Illinois to obtain a civil union license, said friends.

Brennon's suit has not yet been filed, said Rosenberg. He declined to comment on who will be named in complaint or what it will seek in damages.

The lawsuit is at least the fourth filed in the wake of the stage collapse. Three others were filed by attorney Kenneth J. Allen. One was on behalf of a woman who lost her wife. Allen has said that he wants to use that case to challenge Indiana's lack of same-sex partner recognition.

Rosenberg said it is likely that the wrongful death suits will be connected as the cases progress.

facebook twitter pin it stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email

Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.


PASSAGES Remembering Fernando Ponce Jr. 2017-03-22
PASSAGES Touche bartender Alan H. Portnoff 2017-03-19
PASSAGES: LGBT ally Cepek dies at age 69 2017-03-15
Conversion-therapy advocate dies at 70 2017-03-13
Hoagland, Senesac and 'a little piece of immortality' 2017-03-08
Gay resident of Ottawa, Ill. killed in Feb. 28 tornado 2017-03-02
PASSAGES Yvonne Hudson of Sons of Sappho 2017-02-12
PASSAGES Olga "Augie" Flanigan, of Augie & C.K.'s bar 2017-02-09
PASSAGES Rob Brumbaugh memorial Feb. 8 2017-02-08
L.A. historian Stuart Timmons dies 2017-02-01
PASSAGES Richard W. Burke 2017-01-25
PASSAGES Bronski Beat keyboardist dies 2017-01-17
PASSAGES Juan Colon 2017-01-09
PASSAGES Dr. Keith McCoy 2017-01-04
PASSAGES 2016: Local LGBTs 2017-01-04
PASSAGES Brian J. Thomas 2016-12-30
PASSAGE Legendary actress Debbie Reynolds dies 2016-12-28
Deaths in 2016 2016-12-28
PASSAGES Actress Carrie Fisher dies 2016-12-27
George Michael dies at 53 2016-12-25
PASSAGES John Joseph Manzella 2016-12-23
PASSAGES Dr. Brent E. Smith 2016-12-23
PASSAGES Arlo Andrade-Janzen 2016-12-21
PASSAGES Progress Bar/minibar owner passes away 2016-12-21
PASSAGES Activist Sue Purrington dies 2016-12-21
PASSAGES Cameron Campbell 2016-12-21
PASSAGES Derek Radford dies at 32 2016-12-14
PASSAGES Arlo Andrade-Janzen, born with HIV in 1986, memorial Dec. 28 2016-12-14
PASSAGES Fran Hairston, mother of Vernita Gray, dies 2016-12-09
PASSAGES: LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS activist Jimmy Bissonnette dies 2016-12-07
PASSAGES Bliss Frings 2016-12-07
PASSAGES Nancy Reiff, former Daley staffer, dies 2016-12-01
PASSAGES Ian Harris Schroeder 2016-11-30
Homicide of Deon L. Brown in Nashville, TN, is possible hate violence homicide 2016-11-23
Rev. Greg Dell remembered 2016-11-20
PASSAGES Former Chicago nightlife photographer George Saint-George dies 2016-11-20
PASSAGES Remembering Neysa 2016-11-15
Janet Reno dies at 78 2016-11-07
PASSAGES Neysa Scott 2016-11-07
Community remembers LGBTQ ally Rev. Gregory Dell 2016-11-03

Copyright © 2017 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.









About WCMG Publications News Index  Entertainment Features Bars & Clubs Calendar Videos Advertisers OUT! Guide    Marriage

About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.