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COVID Chicago expands indoor dining capacity

COVID Chicago expands indoor dining capacity

The city of Chicago plans to reduce indoor dining restrictions for a second consecutive week, allowing bars and restaurants to offer service at either 40% capacity or 50 people, whichever is less, The Chicago Tribune reported. ...
Trump acquitted again on Feb. 13

Trump acquitted again on Feb. 13

On Feb. 13, the U.S. Senate acquitted Donald Trump of inciting the horrific attack on the U.S. Capitol Jan. 6, concluding a historic impeachment trial, The Chicago Tribune reported. The Senate convened for a rare weekend ...
CDC establishes school-reopening guidelines

CDC establishes school-reopening guidelines

On Feb. 12, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that teachers and students should return to the classroom and can do so safely—even in areas with high rates of viral transmission—if certain mitigation ...

  News

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PASSAGES Dr. Gary B. Beringer, epidemiologist, dies at 70

Epidemiologist Gary B. Beringer, Dr. P.H., age 70, passed away suddenly Wednesday, Jan. 27 at his home in Chicago, IL. Gary, an only child, is survived by his wife, Nancy M. Abbate, who worked closely with ...
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National Trust advocates to protect legacy of LGBTQ+ pioneers

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Trust for Historic Preservation will testify tomorrow before the San Francisco Historic Preservation Commission in an attempt to secure a local landmark designation for the San Francisco home of pioneering LGBTQ+ ...
Chicago History Museum names new president

Chicago History Museum names new president

The Chicago History Museum (CHM) announced that Donald E. Lassere—president of the Muhammad Ali Center and Museum (MAC) in Louisville, Kentucky—will succeed Gary T. Johnson as Museum president. Johnson is ...
NATIONAL: Missing gay man, paramedic's suit, Equality Act, Bayard Rustin

NATIONAL: Missing gay man, paramedic's suit, Equality Act, Bayard Rustin

San Francisco police are seeking the public's help finding a gay man who went missing, seemingly without a trace, The Bay Area Reporter noted. The mother of Christopher J. Woitel, 50, last heard from him Jan. ...
WORLD School items, Olympics, Angola law, Dutch senate

WORLD School items, Olympics, Angola law, Dutch senate

Toronto's Catholic school board reinstated the link to an LGBT support phone line on its website following outrage from the community, according to Yahoo! News, citing The Canadian Press. The school board removed LGBT YouthLine from ...
Mike Simmons talks about making history in Illinois state Senate

Mike Simmons talks about making history in Illinois state Senate

In a historic move on Feb. 6, Mike Simmons——who is Black (half African-American, half Ethiopian) and gay— was chosen to succeed Heather Steans as Illinois state senator for the 7th District. According to Simmons, he will ...
Queer musician Ari Gold dies at 47

Queer musician Ari Gold dies at 47

New York City-based dance artist Ari Gold has died at age 47 after a long battle with cancer, according to out.com. Gold—who was also known as Sir Ari and GoldNation— released seven albums as a part ...
The Amazon Trail Covid 19 Pioneer

The Amazon Trail Covid 19 Pioneer

Now that President Biden and Vice President Harris are in office, I've been able to have my first Covid 19 vaccine shot. It was no big deal. I went to our county fairgrounds expecting to be injected through my car window, ...
Man charged with vandalizing Ald. Lopez's office

Man charged with vandalizing Ald. Lopez's office

A man has been charged with spray-painting the office of Chicago Ald. Raymond Lopez, according to a Chicago Sun-Times item. Antonio Torres, 28, of the 3900 block of South Artesian Avenue, was arrested and charged with ...
HUD to enforce the Fair Housing Act, leaders respond

HUD to enforce the Fair Housing Act, leaders respond

--Press release from U.S. Dept. Housing and Urban Development

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it will administer and enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. The HUD directive begins ...
PASSAGES Robert Thomas Cichocki, J.D. dies at 70

PASSAGES Robert Thomas Cichocki, J.D. dies at 70

Robert Thomas Cichocki, J.D., passed away peacefully at home in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood on Feb. 5. He was 70. After earning his B.A. from Wayne State University and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law ...
News

Quigley statement on HUD announcement of enforcement of Fair Housing Act

--From a press release

Chicago, IL — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, released a statement after the ...
News

HUD to enforce act prohibiting discrimination on sexual orientation, gender identity

--From a press release

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that it will administer and enforce the Fair Housing Act to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. HUD's Office ...

  Entertainment

MOVIES Dutch journalist talks about making 'My Friend, the Mayor'

MOVIES Dutch journalist talks about making 'My Friend, the Mayor'

In the Amazon Prime Video documentary My Friend, the Mayor: Small-town Democracy in the Age of Trump, Dutch journalist Max Westerman profiles friend Sean Strub, an openly gay activist, activist, long-term AIDS survivor and POZ magazine ...
New dance film features 46 dancers from 20 countries

New dance film features 46 dancers from 20 countries

Films.Dance—a global film series produced by and under the creative direction of LA-based Jacob Jonas The Company—continues with Match, the single most expansive collaboration in the 15-film series. Match features ...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"It was the worst 90 seconds of my life, for sure."—Stormy Daniels, while on Michael Cohen's podcast. She also revealed that she first met El Presidente in 2006 at a golf tournament in Lake Tahoe where ...
Showbiz: Jodie Foster, 'Aretha,' gospel singer, Cody Newman, gay actors

Showbiz: Jodie Foster, 'Aretha,' gospel singer, Cody Newman, gay actors

While promoting her new film The Mauritanian, Jodie Foster said she "was a little scared of" acting alongside Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, Yahoo! Entertainment noted. Of Silence (which has its 30th anniversary this ...
Stage Left Theatre announces new Literary Manager

Stage Left Theatre announces new Literary Manager

--From a press release

Stage Left Theatre is delighted to announce Bobbi Masters as our new Literary Manager. She is an artist/educator with a passion for new work who has been involved in various phases of new play development throughout ...
ART 'Immersive Van Gogh' extended through Sept. 6 in Chicago

ART 'Immersive Van Gogh' extended through Sept. 6 in Chicago

Lighthouse ArtSpace Chicago—a new venue within Chicago's recently renovated landmark Germania Club Building, 108 W. Germania Pl.—will extend the dates of the U.S. premiere of the art experience "Immersive Van ...
LGBTQ+ film critics group unveils nominations

LGBTQ+ film critics group unveils nominations

The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA) revealed the nominations for the 2021 Dorian Film Awards on Feb. 11. Minari leads the way with six nominations, including best film and best foreign-language film; Nomadland scored five ...

  Outlines

Chicago Southland Restaurant Week on Feb. 21-27

Chicago Southland Restaurant Week on Feb. 21-27

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the launch of the inaugural Chicago Southland Restaurant Week. Designed to promote Chicago Southland restaurants while encouraging residents and visitors to support ...





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