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Windy City Times 2021-12-29

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COVID Illinois sets another case record

COVID Illinois sets another case record

For the first time during the pandemic, the daily average number of new statewide COVID-19 cases exceeded 16,000 and, late last week, Chicago had the highest infection rate in Illinois, according to The Chicago Tribune. The surge ...
Human-rights champion Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

Human-rights champion Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at 90

Archbishop Desmond Tutu—a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was known for his stances for human rights and against South Africa's white minority rule—died Dec. 26 at age 90. According to Reuters, the presidency conveyed news of ...
Illinois sets daily COVID case record

Illinois sets daily COVID case record

If anyone questions the validity of a spike in COVID cases, the latest statistics are particularly sobering. Illinois set another daily COVID case record for 2021 while crossing 2 million confirmed cases so far in the ...

  News

Former Democratic leader Harry Reid dies at 82

Former Democratic leader Harry Reid dies at 82

Harry Reid, the former Democratic Senate leader who spearheaded epic legislative battles through three decades in Congress, has died at age 82 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer, according to media reports. Reid rose from ...
COVID Chicago travel advisory only excludes one state and one territory

COVID Chicago travel advisory only excludes one state and one territory

On Dec. 28, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) added two states—Louisiana and South Carolina—as well as the Virgin Islands to its weekly COVID-19 travel advisory. The advisory now includes 48 states and three territories. ...
Lighthouse Foundation releases analysis of Chicago LGBTQ+ nonprofits

Lighthouse Foundation releases analysis of Chicago LGBTQ+ nonprofits

Lighthouse Foundation of Chicagoland—a Black- and queer-led, multiracial social justice organization—has released its Black Queer Equity Index (BQEI). The BQEI evaluates the organizational cultures of five of the area's largest ...
News

LETTER Remembering Archbishop Tutu

Archbishop Desmond Tutu passed away in Cape Town, South Africa, on Dec. 26 at the age of 90. In 1984, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in recognition of his efforts to bring about a peaceful transition to a society with ...
Bears stage comeback win over Seattle; Bulls beat Indiana

Bears stage comeback win over Seattle; Bulls beat Indiana

The Chicago Bears (5-10) rallied from a 24-14 fourth-quarter deficit in snowy Seattle to score a dramatic 25-24 victory over the Seahawks (5-10) at Lumen Field on Dec. 26, a press release noted. Trailing 24-17, quarterback ...
WORLD Croatia MP, missing student, French president's wife, Senegal bill

WORLD Croatia MP, missing student, French president's wife, Senegal bill

The boyfriend of Croatian MP Domagoj Hajdukovic shared a picture of the pair kissing, according to PinkNews. Matija Stainer shared a picture of himself with Hajdukovic to Facebook, thanking followers for their support. In June 2020, ...
NATIONAL Gay mayor, COVID data, trans journalist dies, Bette Midler

NATIONAL Gay mayor, COVID data, trans journalist dies, Bette Midler

Robert Garcia, the out mayor of Long Beach, California, is running for a Congressional seat in 2022, per LGBTQ Nation. He will seek to represent 47th District in the House of Representatives, a seat currently held ...
Rufus Gifford confirmed as State Dept. chief of protocol

Rufus Gifford confirmed as State Dept. chief of protocol

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Rufus Gifford as chief of protocol for the State Department, The Washington Blade reported. Gifford now again has the rank of ambassador and a lead role in diplomatic engagement for President ...
Virtual discussion about Amigas Latinas to take place Jan. 29

Virtual discussion about Amigas Latinas to take place Jan. 29

A virtual discussion about the now-defunct but groundbreaking organization Amigas Latinas will take place Saturday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. Amigas Latinas founders Mona Noriega and Evette Cardona, and former Amigas Latinas board member Lourdes Torres ...
News

FDA approves injectable PrEP

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Apretude (cabotegravir extended-release injectable suspension) for use in at-risk adults and adolescents weighing at least 77 pounds for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to ...
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky tests positive for COVID-19

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Illinois) announced she has tested positive for COVID-19, CBS Chicago reported. Schakowsky noted previously that her husband, Bob, tested positive for COVID on Dec. 17. On Dec. 21, Schakowsky herself was "having ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

Local composer finds inspiration in a queer love story

Two melodic soprano voices echoed through the packed theater. Each note, pitch and crescendo was composed to tell a story of queer love overcoming injustice. Ana Miranda and Michelle Ford Knott, dressed in black, faced the
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Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"A little prick is better than no prick at all." Billy Masters. That was my motto when it came to getting the vaccine against the coronavirus. Ironically, the more people got little pricks, the more we all ...
SHOWBIZ The film 'Licorice Pizza,' Aaron Sorkin, WNBA player, Mariah Carey

SHOWBIZ The film 'Licorice Pizza,' Aaron Sorkin, WNBA player, Mariah Carey

Alana Haim, who stars in the film Licorice Pizza (now out in theaters), talked with out.com about how the movie incorporates queer representation by including unsung queer political figure Joel Wachs. "Joel Wachs was such an ...
THEATER Goodman's 'A Christmas Carol' to resume Dec. 26

THEATER Goodman's 'A Christmas Carol' to resume Dec. 26

Executive Director Roche Schulfer announced that performances of Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol will resume on Sunday, Dec. 26, in accordance with guidance from the Chicago Department of Public Health. The company has cleared the testing ...
ATTRACTIONS British magician casts spell with 'Magic Immersive'

ATTRACTIONS British magician casts spell with 'Magic Immersive'

Through Sunday, Jan. 2, Chicago is hosting "Magic Immersive," which will entrance people of all ages. Featuring two floors and 360 degrees of magic performances, illusions and interactive displays, the Illusionarium at Magic Immersive offers guests ...
'Real Housewife' Julia Lemigova talks about Miami Housewives, miniature cattle

'Real Housewife' Julia Lemigova talks about Miami Housewives, miniature cattle

The Real Housewives of Miami finally has an out and proud member of the LGBTQ+ in the main cast with Julia Lemigova. (She's the franchise's second such cast member, following The Real Housewives of Orange County's ...
THEATER Shattered Globe running revival of play about workplace racism

THEATER Shattered Globe running revival of play about workplace racism

Shattered Globe Theatre (SGT) has announced a revival of Chicago writer Joel Drake Johnson's Rasheeda Speaking, directed by SGT Associate Artistic Director AmBer D. Montgomery. This comedy-turned-social thriller about workplace ...

  Outlines

SAVOR Uvae

SAVOR Uvae

The Andersonville spot Uvae (5553 N. Clark St., and which has the full name Uvae Wine Bar & Fromagerie), unsurprisingly, gets its name from the Latin word for "grapes." And guests might even expect many wine-related ...





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