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  Brittney Griner, wife expecting first baby

Brittney Griner is expecting her first child with wife Cherelle Griner. According to NBC News, the couple announced on Instagram that they are expecting their baby in July. "Can't believe we're less than three months away ...


 
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  ART Thousands attend EXPO CHICAGO at Navy Pier

EXPO CHICAGO: The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art drew thousands when it was held April 11-14 at Navy Pier, as the event continued to expand the parameters of the meaning of art. The exhibit—the ...


 
A-prom-of-their-own-Chicago-orgs-host-LGBTQ-youth-celebration

  A prom of their own: Chicago orgs host LGBTQ+ youth celebration

On April 13, Center on Halsted hosted its queer prom, MasQUEERade, for folks enrolled in its youth services. Prom goers created their own masquerade masks thanks to craft stations at the door. The evening included a ...


 
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  SAVOR Prairie Grass' honor, Aviary reservations, 4/20 events

—Congrats!: Northbrook restaurant Prairie Grass Cafe was honored for its Sensory Friendly Hour program at the 18th Annual Disability Matters North America Awards held in Milwaukee on April 4. Victoria's Secret & Co., Walt Disney Imagineering, ...


 
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  Red Stars' undefeated season ends against Angel City FC

The Chicago Red Stars' undefeated streak came to an end on April 13 after a 1-0 loss to Angel City FC at SeatGeek Stadium. An unlucky touch by Chicago defender Maximiliane Rall led to an own-goal ...


 
Q-FORCE-launches-2024-election-efforts-in-Chicago

  Q FORCE launches 2024 election efforts in Chicago

More than 100 people attended the launch of 2024 election efforts by Q FORCE Midwest Action Group at Sidetrack April 12. Q FORCE is a Chicago-based, all-volunteer, grassroots movement organizing to recruit and activate "at least ...


 
First-Queer-and-BIPOC-owned-Illinois-cannabis-company-opens-Northalsted-dispensary

  First Queer and BIPOC-owned Illinois cannabis company opens Northalsted dispensary

A small group gathered April 12 at 3340 N. Halsted St. to celebrate the grand opening of a historic new Northalsted business. SWAY, Illinois' first queer and BIPOC-owned cannabis company, marked the opening of its dispensary ...


 
Through-a-queer-lens-Photographer-Paul-Mpagi-Sepuya-discusses-Chicago-exhibition-

  Through a queer lens: Photographer Paul Mpagi Sepuya discusses Chicago exhibition

Paul Mpagi Sepuya is a photographer whose works incorporate several elements, including history, literary modernism and queer collaboration. The art of Sepuya—who is also an associate professor in visual arts ...


 
LGBTQ-film-fest-Queer-Expression-to-feature-Alexandra-Billings-in-Queen-Tut

  LGBTQ+ film fest Queer Expression to feature Alexandra Billings in 'Queen Tut'

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Pride Film Fest celebrates its second decade with a new name—QUEER EXPRESSION—and has announced its slate of LGBTQ+-themed feature, mid-length and short films for in-person and virtual events in April and May. QUEER EXPRESSI ...


 
Women-Children-First-marks-its-45th-anniversary

  Women & Children First marks its 45th anniversary

By Tatiana Walk-Morris

It has been about 45 years since Ann Christophersen and Linda Bubon co-founded the Women & Children First bookstore in 1979. In its early days, the two were earning their English degrees at the University of ...


 
VIEWPOINT-Meditation-on-the-killing-of-journalists

  VIEWPOINT Meditation on the killing of journalists

Trigger warning: I am a journalist and I read newspapers. I've been reading newspapers since I first learned to read. Newspapers were a lively part of the daily life in my family. I even wrote letters ...


 
David-E-Munar-reflects-on-Howard-Brown-leadership-and-new-Columbus-Ohio-post

  David E. Munar reflects on Howard Brown leadership and new Columbus, Ohio post

On April 1, David E. Munar started his tenure as CEO of the Columbus, Ohio-based non-profit health system Equitas. The date marked the latest chapter for Munar, who previously helmed AIDS Foundation Chicago and, most recently, ...


 
RUSH-others-receive-grant-related-to-HIV-prevention-for-Black-women

  RUSH, others receive grant related to HIV prevention for Black women

--From a press release

CHICAGO — RUSH, in collaboration with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, University of Chicago Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago and Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL), has been awarded ...


 
New-leather-contest-at-the-Baton-Show-Lounge-could-send-someone-to-International-Mr-Leather

  New leather contest at the Baton Show Lounge could send someone to International Mr. Leather

The Baton Show Lounge, 4713 N. Broadway, is looking for competitors for a new contest for Chicago's leather community — and the winner could be sponsored to compete in International Mr. Leather. The inaugural Mr. Windy ...


 
Judith-Butler-focuses-on-perceptions-of-gender-at-Chicago-Humanities-Festival-talk

  Judith Butler focuses on perceptions of gender at Chicago Humanities Festival talk

In an hour-long program filled with dry humor—not to mention lots of audience laughter—philosopher, scholar and activist Judith Butler (they/them) spoke in depth on their new book at Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave., on ...


 
Big-Gay-Sals-pizzeria-named-after-owners-larger-than-life-presence-opens-in-Northalsted

  Big Gay Sal's, pizzeria named after owner's larger-than-life presence, opens in Northalsted

Salvador Mora has always been known for his cheerful smile, warm hugs and big heart, but now it's his pizza that has people talking. Mora co-owns Big Gay Sal's, a late-night pizzeria that opened in March ...


 
LPAC-Arizona-LGBTQ-officials-denounce-Arizona-Supreme-Court-ruling-on-abortion

  LPAC, Arizona LGBTQ officials denounce Arizona Supreme Court ruling on abortion

--From a press release

Washington, DC — Yesterday, in a decision that starkly undermines reproductive freedoms, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled to enforce a 160-year-old law that criminalizes abortion and penalizes healthcare providers who ...


 
Cook-County-Commissioner-Kevin-Morrison-announces-inaugural-Cook-County-LGBTQ-Youth-Art-Competition-

  Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison announces inaugural Cook County LGBTQ+ Youth Art Competition

--From a press release

Schaumburg, Ill. — April 9, 2024 — Cook County Commissioner Kevin Morrison recently announced the firs ever LGBTQ+ Youth Art Competition. The competition's theme is "Pride is Power!" and will set the ton for Pride celebrations ...


 
Chicago-Pride-Parade-smaller-this-year-amid-safety-and-logistical-concerns

  Chicago Pride Parade smaller this year amid 'safety and logistical' concerns

The Chicago Pride Parade is downsizing this year due to 'safety and logistical' concerns brought on by the city. The parade, which is set for June 30, will be capped at 125 entries, said Tim Frye, ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-seeks-nominations-for-2024-induction

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame seeks nominations for 2024 induction

--From a press release

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame has announced a call for nominations for the 2024 class of inductees into the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame. Those wishing to may nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, or "Friends of ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-announce-first-ever-match-at-Wrigley-Field-on-June-8

  Chicago Red Stars announce first-ever match at Wrigley Field on June 8

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 9, 2024) — The undefeated Chicago Red Stars announced today that they will host Bay FC at historic Wrigley Field Saturday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. CT, making it the first National Women's Soccer ...


 
Tiny-Home-Summit-20-convenes-experts-to-explore-affordable-small-scale-housing-June-13-

  Tiny Home Summit 2.0 convenes experts to explore affordable, small-scale housing June 13

--From a press release

CHICAGO—A gathering of more than 250 elected officials, developers, advocates, philanthropists, community members, and people with lived experience will take place June 13, 2024 to discuss and strategize around the ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-announces-Andersonville-Midsommarfest-entertainment-lineup

  Andersonville Chamber announces Andersonville Midsommarfest entertainment lineup

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 8, 2024) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce the full entertainment line-up for Andersonville Midsommarfest, one of Chicago's oldest and most beloved summer ...


 
Black-LGBTQIA-leaders-applaud-U-of-South-Carolina-head-coach-Staley-for-standing-up-for-trans-athlete-inclusion

  Black LGBTQIA leaders applaud U of South Carolina head coach Staley for standing up for trans athlete inclusion

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — On Sunday, April 7, the University of South Carolina's women's basketball team won the NCAA National Championship. Ahead of the championship game, South Carolina's head coach Dawn Staley made comments in support of transgend ...


 
Open-Space-Artss-COCK-offers-a-complex-but-compelling-take-on-relationships

  Open Space Arts's COCK offers a complex but compelling take on relationships

By Brian Kirst

Premiering in 2009, Mike Bartlett's COCK was a comic revelation, exploring notions about fluidity and sexual labelling long before they became commonplace discussions. Granted, conversations about these issues will always ...


 
Nominations-for-30-Under-30-Awards-due-April-12

  Nominations for 30 Under 30 Awards due April 12

--From a press release

CHICAGO—After a four-year hiatus, Windy City Times has revived its 30 Under 30 Awards. Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBTQ+ individuals (and allies). Nominees should be 30 years or younger as ...


 
Australian-US-contestants-take-home-honors-from-2024-Puppy-Trainer-Contest

  Australian, U.S. contestants take home honors from 2024 Puppy & Trainer Contest

Photos by Joseph Stevens

The International Puppy & Trainer Contest was held in Chicago from April 4-7 at Center On Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St. Pups, pets and trainers from around the world attended and competed. The event was again ...


 
For-Deb-Robertson-the-end-of-life-issue-is-very-real

  For Deb Robertson, the end-of-life issue is very real

For just about everyone, life is hard enough. However, talking about ending that life—especially when one is terminally ill—is just as difficult. Ten states have authorized medical aid in dying, although Illinois is not one of ...


 
Lightfoot-may-be-hired-to-investigate-Dolton-mayor-trustees

  Lightfoot may be hired to investigate Dolton mayor, trustees

A group of Dolton trustees is aiming to hire former Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot—who is also an ex-federal prosecutor—to investigate Mayor Tiffany Henyard, media outlets reported. The group wants Lightfoot ...


 
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  SAVOR James Beard nominees, Krispy Kreme, controversies

SAVOR James Beard nominees, Krispy Kreme, controversies BY ANDREW DAVIS —Congrats!: In D.C., The James Beard Foundation announced the 2024 Restaurant and Chef Award nominees as well as the honorees of the Leadership Awards, Humanitarian of ...


 
Jeff-Awards-launches-submission-period-for-Impact-Awards

  Jeff Awards launches submission period for Impact Awards

The Jeff Awards announced the opening period for applications submissions for its 2024 honors to help inspire early career artists of color in the Greater Chicagoland area. Two recipients will be selected for awards of $10,000 ...


 
SAVOR-The-casual-Italian-spot-Archive-Lounge

  SAVOR The casual Italian spot Archive Lounge

Last year, a friend and I visited Chef Steve Chiappetti's Streeterville restaurant The Albert, in Hotel EMC2 (228 E. Ontario St.)—and having dinner at the Italian spot was one of my top culinary experiences of 2023. ...


 
Blackhawks-celebrate-Pride-Night

  Blackhawks celebrate Pride Night

On March 26, the Chicago Blackhawks held its annual Pride Night at the United Center. The home team defeated the Calgary Flames 3-1 as Jason Dickinson scored twice and Petr Mrazek made 38 saves for the ...


 
How-safe-are-we-really-A-look-into-Illinois-LGBTQ-protections-as-hate-rises-nationwide

  How safe are we really? A look into Illinois' LGBTQ+ protections as hate rises nationwide

Illinois has long been known to have some of the strongest LGBTQ+ legal protections in the country. Its first anti-discrimination laws go back several decades, and the state boasts a wide variety of protections of LGBTQ+ ...


 
Lighthouse-Foundation-releases-first-Black-Queer-Equity-Index-report-card

  Lighthouse Foundation releases first Black Queer Equity Index report card

After three years of working with a small group of Chicago LGBTQ+ organizations, Lighthouse Foundation released its inaugural Black Queer Equity Index (BQEI) report this past week, ranking how each organization supports five areas of support ...


 
First-of-LGBTQ-owned-dispensaries-set-to-open-in-Northalsted

  First of LGBTQ+-owned dispensaries set to open in Northalsted

By Tatiana Walk-Morris

Since 1970, 3340 N Halsted St. had been the home of the Townhall Pub, the beloved cash-only dive bar known for its tasty drinks and friendly staff. But after Townhall's former owner William Bucholtz passed away ...


 
Performers-light-up-the-stage-at-Windy-City-Trans-Visibility-Pageant

  Performers light up the stage at Windy City Trans Visibility Pageant

Life is Work presented its 3rd Annual Windy City Trans Visibility Pageant on March 30, with a star-studded epic extravaganza featuring 11 contestants performing alongside personalities from RuPaul's Drag Race. The event, which was held at ...


 
Q-Force-initiative-looks-to-save-democracy-by-getting-out-the-vote-

  Q Force initiative looks to 'save democracy' by getting out the vote

The Q Force Midwest Force Action Group initiative wants to save democracy-and they've hit the ground running to ensure President Biden wins reelection this November. The initiative of LGBTQ+ organizers and volunteers seeks to invigorate voters ...


 
Late-transgender-activist-Elise-Malary-receives-street-dedication-in-Andersonville

  Late transgender activist Elise Malary receives street dedication in Andersonville

Elise Malary, the late transgender activist who died in March 2022, was a born-and-raised Andersonville local who co-founded the neighborhood-based Chicago Therapy Collective (CTC). Now her memory is a permanent ...


 
Chicagos-transgender-community-kicks-off-Transgender-Week-of-Visibility-with-daylong-conference-resource-fair

  Chicago's transgender community kicks off Transgender Week of Visibility with daylong conference, resource fair

Transgender community leaders, allies and politicians kicked off a weeklong celebration of transgender visibility in Chicago with a one-day conference and resource fair. More than 100 community members attended the ...


 
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  Windy City Times receives two Lisagor nominations

Chicago Headline Club has announced the finalists for its 2023 Peter Lisagor Awards on March 29. Two Windy City Times journalists were among those finalists. The Peter Lisagor Awards, according to Chicago Headline Club's website, "represent ...


 
SAVOR-The-Inspired-Home-Show-Uncle-Julios-closes-Malort-cocktails

  SAVOR The Inspired Home Show, Uncle Julio's closes, Malort cocktails

Getting inspired: On March 17-19, The Inspired Home Show—a massive display of current and upcoming products focused on cooking, cleaning, containing and much more—occurred at McCormick Place. Battery-run lawn mowers ...


 
Red-Stars-tie-Orlando-remain-unbeaten

  Red Stars tie Orlando, remain unbeaten

The Chicago Red Stars remained unbeaten in their first three regular-season matches after a 1-1 draw with the Orlando Pride on March 29. It's the first time since 2019 that the club has gone unbeaten in ...


 
Four-Chicago-Red-Stars-receive-international-call-ups

  Four Chicago Red Stars receive international call-ups

CHICAGO (March 28, 2024) — Chicago Red Stars Nádia Gomes, Natalia Kuikka, Alyssa Naeher and Mallory Swanson have been tabbed to represent their countries during the April international window. Forwards Gomes and Swanson are set to ...


 
2024-Nike-Basketball-Camps-with-the-Chicago-Sky-announced

  2024 'Nike Basketball Camps with the Chicago Sky' announced

The Chicago Sky officially announced, in a debut collaboration with Nike Sports Camps, 2024 summer basketball camps for Chicagoland youth. Two camps for boys and girls ages 7-15 will take place June 17-21 and July 8-12 ...


 
City-Lit-Executive-Artistic-Director-Brian-Pastor-talks-theater-comics-queerness-

  City Lit Executive Artistic Director Brian Pastor talks theater, comics, queerness

City Lit Theater has announced its programming for the 2024-25 season—which will be the company's 44th. It will also be the first season to be programmed under the leadership of Brian Pastor (they/them), who will assume ...


 
Brown-Elephant-returns-to-Northalsted

  Brown Elephant returns to Northalsted

Brown Elephant's Lake View location is moving to Northalsted and already accepting donations. Howard Brown Health, the largest LGBTQ+ health center in the midwest, operates three Brown Elephant resale shops in the Chicagoland area to help ...


 
An-interstate-trans-healthcare-crisis-Illinois-prepares-for-influx-of-people-seeking-gender-affirming-care

  An interstate trans healthcare crisis: Illinois prepares for influx of people seeking gender-affirming care

With hard-won rights, such as access to hormone replacement therapy or permission to use one's chosen pronouns in school, breaking down in states across the country, trans residents of all ages are left with a choice: ...


 
Be-here-be-queer-play-polo-Gay-Polo-League-creates-safe-athletic-space-for-LGBTQ-community

  Be here, be queer, play polo: Gay Polo League creates safe athletic space for LGBTQ community

LGBTQ+ athletic clubs aren't too hard to come by, offering a variety of sports such as softball, soccer and more in cities across the country. But LGBTQ+ athletes would be harder pressed to find someplace to ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-of-Illinois-expands-Orland-Park-health-center

  Planned Parenthood of Illinois expands Orland Park health center

--From a press release

ORLAND PARK, Ill. - Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) announces the expansion of its existing Orland Park Health Center at 14470 S. LaGrange Rd., Suite 106. The 1,800-square-foot expansion is projected to increase sexual and reproductive ...


 
The-Jeff-Awards-announces-the-50th-anniversary-awards-for-non-equity-theater-

  The Jeff Awards announces the 50th anniversary awards for non-equity theater

--From a press release

A complete list of recipients can also be found online in the Non-Equity and News and Events sections at www.jeffawards.org. (March 25, 2024 - Chicago) — Celebrating its 50th anniversary awarding recognition for Non-Equity theater, the ...


 
After-30-Under-30-MAP-Executive-Director-Naomi-Goldberg-

  After 30 Under 30: MAP Executive Director Naomi Goldberg

NOTE: In this series, Windy City Times will profile some of its past 30 Under 30 honorees. Windy City Times started its 30 Under 30 Awards in 2001, presenting them each year through 2019. This year, ...


 
United-Church-of-Hyde-Park-hosts-LGBTQ-storytelling-event-

  United Church of Hyde Park hosts LGBTQ+ storytelling event

About 20 people had gathered around four round tables in the community room of the United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St., on March 23. They were listening quietly to a man tell the story of how, on a ...


 
Kara-Swisher-talks-truth-power-in-tech-at-Chicago-Humanities-event

  Kara Swisher talks truth, power in tech at Chicago Humanities event

Lesbian author, award-winning journalist and podcast host Kara Swisher spoke about truth and power in the tech industry through the lens of her most recent book, Burn Book: A Tech Love Story, March 21 at First ...


 
SAVOR-Easter-roundup-for-2024

  SAVOR Easter roundup for 2024

Easter is a time to celebrate rebirth, spring, life—and brunches. Chicagoland restaurants will be out in full force on Sunday, March 31, offering Easter meals—some with their own twists (including ...


 
Rumors-performers-create-alternative-drag-playground

  'Rumors' performers create alternative drag playground

At first glance, Dorian's Through The Record Shop (1939 W. North Ave.) looks like a brightly-lit shop with a handful of records on the wall, but there's a secret world behind those unassuming shelves. Visitors are ...


 
Family-of-2004-murder-victim-holds-event-in-Lake-View-reward-announced

  Family of 2004 murder victim holds event in Lake View; reward announced

The year 2004, for the family and friends of Lake View resident Kevin Clewer, will forever be marked by tragedy. On March 24 of that year, Clewer, 31, was found in his apartment at 3444 N. Elaine Pl.; he was the ...


 
SAVOR-WhiskyX-an-Easter-soiree-a-pizza-making-class-and-more

  SAVOR WhiskyX, an Easter soiree, a pizza-making class and more

I'll drink to that: On March 21, I was invited to check out dozens of whiskeys, rums, tequilas and other spirits at WhiskyX, which took place at the Chicago venue Morgan MFG and which hundreds of ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-stay-undefeated

  Chicago Red Stars stay undefeated

Chicago Red Stars stay undefeated On March 23, the Chicago Red Stars took down the Seattle Reign FC 2-1 in the club's home opener at SeatGeek Stadium. With the win, the Red Stars are now 2-0-0 ...


 
Chicago-alder-proposes-renaming-street-after-Obama

  Chicago alder proposes renaming street after Obama

Openly gay Black Chicago Ald. Lamont Robinson has proposed renaming Columbus Drive after former U.S. President and city resident Barack Obama, media outlets noted. The street stretches through the Loop from East Grand Avenue to DuSable ...


 
Former-Chicago-Girl-Scouts-CEO-Brooke-Wiseman-to-receive-Luminary-Award

  Former Chicago Girl Scouts CEO Brooke Wiseman to receive Luminary Award

Brooke Wiseman, a now-retired nonprofit leader in the Chicago area, spent most of her career creating leadership development opportunities for girls and women—and making sure that hungry children could be fed. While leading Girl Scouts of ...


 
ACTIVITIES-Pickleball-fine-eats-and-fun-are-all-at-SPF

  ACTIVITIES Pickleball, fine eats and fun are all at SPF

Despite the fact that it was invented in 1965, pickleball has only really entered the national consciousness within the last few years. However, there really hadn't been a large indoor dedicated space in Chicago for the ...


 
THEATER-Chicagos-City-Lit-has-anxiety-on-tap-with-Two-Hours-in-a-Bar

  THEATER Chicago's City Lit has anxiety on tap with 'Two Hours in a Bar'

Two Hours in a Bar Waiting for Tina Meyer by Kristine Thatcher with material by Larry Shue Text Me by Kingsley Day (Book, Music and Lyrics). At: City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.. Tickets: ...


 
LGBTQ-candidates-Marcelino-Garcia-Precious-Brady-Davis-win-primary-elections-to-keep-MWRD-seats

  LGBTQ+ candidates Marcelino Garcia, Precious Brady Davis win primary elections to keep MWRD seats

Marcelino Garcia and Precious Brady-Davis, the two openly LGBTQ+ incumbents in the race to keep their seats on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), won their primary elections and will move on to the general this ...


 
Small-LGBTQ-candidate-pool-nevertheless-scores-some-important-victories-March-19

  Small LGBTQ+ candidate pool nevertheless scores some important victories March 19

Relatively few openly LGBTQ+ candidates were running in the March 19 Illinois Primary Election. But there were some significant contests in play at the local, state and federal levels. Openly gay Ald. Ray Lopez (15th Ward) ...


 
Affinity-celebrates-Burning-Bowl-while-looking-toward-the-future

  Affinity celebrates Burning Bowl while looking toward the future

On March 17, Affinity Community Services held its annual Burning Bowl ceremony even as it already sets its organizational sights on 2025. The event, titled Burning Bowl 2024 Evolution, was held at Studio Imani, 5917 N. ...


 
SAVOR-REVIEW-Sushi-By-Bou

  SAVOR REVIEW Sushi By Bou

Going into a sushi restaurant, I didn't expect to hear a 1920s version of the Carly Rae Jepsen hit "Call Me Maybe" emanating from the speakers. However, that and other Great Gatsby-like flourishes can be found ...


 
Windy-City-Times-seeks-nominations-for-30-Under-30-Awards

  Windy City Times seeks nominations for 30 Under 30 Awards

--From a press release

CHICAGO—After a four-year hiatus, Windy City Times has revived its 30 Under 30 Awards. Windy City Times is seeking to recognize 30 more outstanding LGBTQ+ individuals (and allies). Nominees should be 30 years or younger as ...


 
Chicagos-LGBTQ-Advisory-Council-sets-a-new-course

  Chicago's LGBTQ+ Advisory Council sets a new course

Chicago's LGBTQ+ Advisory Council held its first meeting of the calendar year on Feb. 28 at City Hall in the Loop under the leadership of the recently appointed chair Jin-Soo Huh. The LGBTQ+ Advisory Council is ...


 
Jamie-Barton-brings-nuances-of-identity-to-her-Lyric-Opera-Aida-performance-

  Jamie Barton brings nuances of identity to her Lyric Opera 'Aida' performance

Chicago's Lyric Opera is currently featuring a production of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida starring Michelle Bradley as Aida, Jamie Barton as Amneris and Russell Thomas as Radamès. The opera runs through April 7, 2024, with Francesca Zambello ...


 
SAVOR-Gemini-Grill-opens-Rick-Bayless-Day-and-more

  SAVOR Gemini Grill opens, 'Rick Bayless Day' and more

—And I quote: I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal."—Groucho Marx —Pop life: Don't forget my other Substack: "Pop-Eds: My takes on pop culture." Thank you so ...


 
Red-Stars-start-season-with-2-0-win

  Red Stars start season with 2-0 win

On March 16, the Chicago Red Stars kicked off their 2024 campaign with a 2-0 road win over Utah Royals FC in the Royals' inaugural match back in the National Women's Soccer League. Ally Schlegel and ...


 
SPORTS-Red-Stars-prepare-to-kick-off-NWSL-season-against-Utah-Royals

  SPORTS Red Stars prepare to kick off NWSL season against Utah Royals

It's been a busy winter for the Red Stars, and it's time to put their work to the test. Following a last place finish in the 2023 NWSL season, Chicago has had an active offseason transforming ...


 
SAVOR-REVIEW-La-Grande-Boucherie

  SAVOR REVIEW La Grande Boucherie

Just a few months ago, The Group NYC—a hospitality consortium based in you-know-where—opened the Italian restaurant Olio e Piu in Chicago's River North neighborhood. You can read my review of ...


 
One-Roof-Chicago-launches-youth-focused-workforce-development-program

  One Roof Chicago launches youth-focused workforce development program

One Roof Chicago (ORC) is set to launch its first training, education and job placement program for LGBTQ+ young adults in late spring. This Community Health Workers and Elder Care program is a part of ORC's ...


 




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