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LGBTQ-owned-business-ribbon-cutting-Monday-thanks-to-PPP-Restaurant-Relief-

  LGBTQ-owned business ribbon cutting Monday, thanks to PPP, Restaurant Relief

--From a press release

EVANSTON — On Monday, June 21, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Founding Member of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus; Alderman Harry Osterman, 48th Ward; Rich Sypniewski, owner of Vincent Restaurant and Representatives of ...


 
US-Bank-opens-branch-in-Lake-View-with-LGBTQ-design-

  U.S. Bank opens branch in Lake View with LGBTQ+ design

U.S. Bank has brought what it calls "an enhanced banking experience" to customers of the Lake View East branch at 3214 N. Broadway. The branch is one of four LGBTQ+ flagship branches, with others at West ...


 
Report-Major-corporations-celebrating-Pride-month-also-funding-Fox-anti-LGBTQ-programming-

  Report: Major corporations celebrating Pride month also funding Fox' anti-LGBTQ+ programming

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — According to a new report from Media Matters for America, a nonprofit media watchdog, major corporations that are publicly celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month are also simultaneously advertising on Fox News, funding the network's ...


 
EEOC-has-new-sexual-orientation-gender-identity-resources-for-workplace

  EEOC has new sexual orientation, gender identity resources for workplace

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is observing LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, by announcing the release of new resources to ...


 
Employee-fired-for-using-gay-slur-at-Indiana-Arbys

  Employee fired for using gay slur at Indiana Arby's

An employee at an Arby's restaurant in Lafayette, Indiana, was fired after writing a homophobic slur on the receipt of a gay couple, NBC News reported. Craig Gray and John Burns were dining at the restaurant ...


 
FIVE-WORTH-FINDING-Rainbow-Soap-Billy-Porter-Honey-West-and-more

  FIVE WORTH FINDING: Rainbow Soap, Billy Porter, Honey West and more

— Soap Distillery's Rainbow Soap (SoapDistillery.com): To help celebrate Pride Month, many businesses are offering rainbow versions of their products—and Chicago's Soap Distillery is no exception. A portion of proceeds ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-seeks-members-for-selection-committee

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame seeks members for selection committee

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th anniversary, invited the LGBTQ+ community to nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, and allies for the 2021 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame and the response was tremendous. The Chicago ...


 
Chicago-Pride-Fest-planned-for-October-

  Chicago Pride Fest planned for October

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The 20th annual Chicago Pride Fest® returns on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2. The popular LGBTQ+ street festival, organized by Northalsted Business Alliance, is a two-day community celebration of Pride, concluding the day before ...


 
TransTech-Social-and-Linux-Foundation-offering-tech-training-scholarships

  TransTech Social and Linux Foundation offering tech-training scholarships

TransTech Social Enterprises—the co-working, co-learning community dedicated to empowering LGBTQ+ people and allies with practical, career-ready skills founded by actress/activist Angelica Ross—is teaming with Linux Foundation ...


 
Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"This is to announce my retirement from touring and from working in the record business. I've gotten older and I'm tired. So it's time for me to hang up my nipple tassels, having truly given my ...


 
NATIONAL-Election-news-AsylumConnect-Pride-business-items-Bears

  NATIONAL Election news, AsylumConnect, Pride business items, 'Bears'

In Pennsylvania, in a race between contenders in the Democratic primary for Erie County executive, Tyler Titus—a trans person who currently serves as Erie School Board president—was declared the winner, according to The Washington Blade. Titus ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-issues-guidelines-for-Illinois-reopening-on-June-11

  Gov. Pritzker issues guidelines for Illinois reopening on June 11

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Following weeks of steady decreases in new positive COVID-19 cases and with over 67% of residents age 18 and older receiving their first vaccine dose, Governor JB Pritzker is releasing guidelines for Phase 5 ...


 
SAVOR-Punch-Bowl-Social

  SAVOR Punch Bowl Social

Summer is approaching and COVID restrictions are being relaxed—and restaurants are among the many types of businesses benefiting from these changes. A recent visit to Chicago's Punch Bowl Social (310 ...


 
LGBTQ-Inclusive-Corporate-Board-Leadership-Bill-passes-Illinois-General-Assembly

  LGBTQ-Inclusive Corporate Board Leadership Bill passes Illinois General Assembly

--From a press release

Equality Illinois and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois celebrated final passage by the Illinois General Assembly of a legislative measure to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion on corporate boards of directors. State law already ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-plans-vaccination-of-workers-in-commercial-buildings-as-companies-open

  Gov. Pritzker plans vaccination of workers in commercial buildings as companies open

--From a press release

Chicago — To further expand convenient opportunities for Illinoisans to get vaccinated, Governor JB Pritzker launched a new program today that offers building workers and returning office staff a chance to get their shot at work. ...


 
Chicago-Auto-Show-to-return-to-McCormick-Place-in-July

  Chicago Auto Show to return to McCormick Place in July

On May 4, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined elected officials, tourism backers and labor leaders to announce the return of the annual Chicago Auto Show. The event—the nation's largest and ...


 
Northalsted-plans-to-hold-Market-Days-Aug-6-8

  Northalsted plans to hold Market Days Aug. 6-8

The Northalsted Business Alliance plans to host Market Days August 6-8, adding a Friday night edition, the first in its 38-year history. As vaccinations increase and Illinois begins planning for stage 5 reopening, organizers of the ...


 
Chicago-restaurants-receive-Michelin-stars

  Chicago restaurants receive Michelin stars

Local restaurants, old and new, received Michelin stars April 29, according to a Chicago Tribune article. The Michelin Guide's annual ratings play a significant role in anointing restaurant industry royalty ...


 
Navy-Pier-to-begin-phased-reopening-April-30

  Navy Pier to begin phased reopening April 30

Navy Pier will begin its phased reopening Friday, April 30, restoring public access to select outdoor spaces and attractions and cautiously resuming partial operations with public health and safety at the forefront. As part of this ...


 
More-than-400-major-US-corporations-register-unprecedented-support-for-Equality-Act

  More than 400 major U.S. corporations register unprecedented support for Equality Act

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (https://www.hrc.org/resources/business-coalition-for-equality) announced it has grown to include more than 400 major U.S. corporations (including dozens ...


 
Dozens-of-companies-sign-HRCs-Business-Statement-on-Anti-LGBTQ-State-Legislation

  Dozens of companies sign HRC's 'Business Statement on Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation'

As of April 25, more than 85 companies have signed the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC's) Business Statement Opposing Anti-LGBTQ State Legislation, stating their clear opposition to harmful legislation aimed at restricting the access of LGBTQ ...


 
SAVOR-Cluck-It-Cowch-Burger-Oona

  SAVOR Cluck It/Cowch Burger/Oona

A sign that things are slowly returning to some semblance of normal activity is when businesses expand. Such is the case with Cluck It/Cowch Burger (https://www.cluckitchicago.com/), which co-owners/spouses Cainan Edwards ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-announces-online-nominations

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announces online nominations

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame announced today that it has made its entire nomination process available online. Those wishing to nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, or "Friends of the Community, may now do so without having ...


 
SAVOR-Tree-House

  SAVOR Tree House

Illinois Restaurant Association Board Chair Sam Sanchez, along with daughters Samantha and Korina, aim to bring the party atmosphere to Chicago's River North area with Tree House (149 W. Kinzie St.; TreeHouseChicago.com), which occupies the sp ...


 
The-Andersonville-Farmers-Market-returns-May-12--Oct-20

  The Andersonville Farmers Market returns May 12 - Oct. 20

--From a press release

CHICAGO (April 20, 2021) — The Andersonville Farmers Market (AFM) is pleased to return for its 12th season on Wednesdays from 3 — 7 pm from May 12 — October 20, 2021 on Catalpa Ave. between ...


 
LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-of-Illinois-celebrates-25th-anniversary-with-new-brand

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois celebrates 25th anniversary with new brand

--From a press release

CHICAGO - The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (LGBTCC) is celebrating 25 years of advocating for LGBTQ+ businesses by unveiling a refreshed brand and logo created by its creative agency of record TimeZoneOne (TZO) a ...


 
45-of-employees-report-hearing-anti-LGBT-remarks-in-the-workplace-

  45% of employees report hearing anti-LGBT remarks in the workplace

--From a Williams Institute press release

Employees in all sectors report high levels of discrimination and harassment of LGBTQ employees at work Significant proportions of Americans believe that LGBTQ people are treated worse than non-LGBTQ people at work and school, and by ...


 
Center-on-Halsteds-Human-First-UnGala-on-May-6-

  Center on Halsted's 'Human First Un*Gala' on May 6

Center on Halsted will host a virtual "Human First Un*Gala" on Thursday, May 6, 5-6 p.m. Each year, Center on Halsted hosts its annual Human First Gala to recognize the contributions of individuals, businesses and other ...


 
Rehwinkel-to-continue-as-state-banking-director-

  Rehwinkel to continue as state banking director

Among the cabinet reappointments and new appointments that Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced March 25 was Chasse Rehwinkel, as director of the Division of Banking at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Rehwinkel (a ...


 
Chicago-LGBTQ-Workers-Center-leaders-talk-organization-anti-discrimination-hotline-summit

  Chicago LGBTQ Workers Center leaders talk organization, anti-discrimination hotline, summit

In 2018, the National LGBTQ Workers Center launched with the goal of dismantling workplace oppression and discrimination. "We are a collective of trans and queer BIPOC workers," National LGBTQ Workers Center Chicago Chapter President Angelina Nordstrom ...


 
MOVIES-Two-versions-of-one-woman-Billie-Holiday

  MOVIES Two versions of one woman: Billie Holiday

By Anthony Eaton

"There's no damn business like show business. You have to smile to keep from throwing up."—Billie Holiday Billie Holiday's life was complicated with great extremes and she lived it on her terms, and the now-Oscar-nominated Andra ...


 
Morten-and-Robinson-discuss-roles-as-Black-LGBTQ-business-owners

  Morten and Robinson discuss roles as Black LGBTQ business owners

Illinois state Rep. Lamont Robinson and consultant Mary Morten were among those who participated in an online forum highlighting Black LGBTQ business leaders in Illinois on Feb. 23. The forum, "Celebration of Black LGBTQ+ Business Excellence," ...


 
SAVOR-Nonnina-New-team-maintains-high-standards

  SAVOR Nonnina: New team maintains high standards

I'm not gonna lie: I was a little concerned about Nonnina (340 N. Clark St.; NonninaChicago.com). News trickled down that the highly esteemed team of Executive Chef Tony Priolo and business partner Ciro Longobardo (who are ...


 
COVID-Lightfoot-Bars-restaurants-can-be-at-50-stay-open-until-1-am

  COVID Lightfoot: Bars, restaurants can be at 50%, stay open until 1 a.m.

On March 2, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that the city will allow bars and restaurants to boost indoor capacity to 50% and remain open until 1 a.m., The Chicago Tribune reported. Lightfoot also will allow ...


 
Organizations-campaign-for-stamps-honoring-LGBTQ-icons-

  Organizations campaign for stamps honoring LGBTQ icons

The International Imperial Court System (IICS) of the United States, Canada, and Mexico and the National LGBTQ Task Force have launched a national campaign asking the U.S. Post Office Department to issue stamps honoring LGBTQ icons ...


 
National-Restaurant-Association-Show-cancelled-

  National Restaurant Association Show cancelled

Event organizers of the National Restaurant Association Show announced the cancellation of the 2021 National Restaurant Association Show, which was scheduled to take place May 22-25 at Chicago's McCormick Place. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Illinois ...


 
Preservation-Chicago-unveils-list-of-most-endangered-Chicago-buildings

  Preservation Chicago unveils list of most endangered Chicago buildings

Preservation Chicago—which works with city officials, neighborhood residents, owners and stakeholders to prevent what is often viewed as the wholesale loss of Chicago's important buildings—has revealed its 2021 list of ...


 
COVID-Ann-Sather-restaurant-fined-2000-

  COVID Ann Sather restaurant fined $2,000

The Ann Sather restaurant at 909 W. Belmont Ave. has been fined $2,000 for violating the state's indoor dining ban last year, ABC7Chicago.com reported. Chicago Ald. Tom Tunney owns the restaurant, which was cited Dec. 4. ...


 
Spots-revealed-for-Chicago-Restaurant-Week-2021-

  Spots revealed for Chicago Restaurant Week 2021

The venues participating in Chicago Restaurant Week (March 19-April 4) have been revealed. This year's participants include a range of restaurants throughout Chicagoland offering specially priced, prix fixe menus for ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-expands-Restaurant-Week-

  Andersonville Chamber expands Restaurant Week

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is expanding its traditional Andersonville Restaurant Week throughout March. Each week will feature a different collection of Andersonville restaurants with meals available for pick-up ...


 
Male-only-Michigan-campsite-bans-trans-men-

  Male-only Michigan campsite bans trans men

In Michigan, the owners of Camp Boomerang RV Park and Campground in Orleans—about 50 miles northwest of Lansing—announced they will ban trans men from their male-only park when they officially open this spring, PrideSource.com reported. "Camp ...


 
LGBT-Chambers-Celebration-of-Black-Business-Excellence-on-Feb-23-

  LGBT Chamber's 'Celebration of Black Business Excellence' on Feb. 23

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois will hold its annual "Celebration of Black Business Excellence" on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 5:30-7 p.m. Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council President & Ceo Vince Williams will moderate the event. ...


 
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. ...


 
COVID-Lightfoot-announces-plan-to-ease-restrictions-in-Chicago-

  COVID Lightfoot announces plan to ease restrictions in Chicago

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, the Chicago Department of Public Health and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection announced a roadmap for Chicago to continue to cautiously ease regulations on businesses as COVID-19 metrics improve. ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-of-Commerce-expands-HYGGE-Fest-through-February-

  Andersonville Chamber of Commerce expands HYGGE Fest through February

--From a press release

CHICAGO (February 4, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is expanding its annual Hygge Fest to run for the entire month of February 2021. The month-long festival will ...


 
Chicago-Restaurant-Week-returning-in-2021-

  Chicago Restaurant Week returning in 2021

Choose Chicago has announced the return of Chicago Restaurant Week on March 19-April 4, 2021. Chicago Restaurant Week offers local food enthusiasts an opportunity to experience some of the city's most highly sought restaurants. Participating dining ...


 
Unleashed-LGBTQ-virtual-conference-March-25-27-

  Unleashed LGBTQ virtual conference March 25-27

Unleashed LGBTQ—which aims to create a space for brands, entertainers and LGBTQ professionals to connect—will hold a virtual conference March 25-27. Attendees can see the latest products, services and campaigns ...


 
HRC-releases-Corporate-Equality-Index-dozens-of-Chicago-companies-score-100-

  HRC releases Corporate Equality Index; dozens of Chicago companies score 100

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the organization's educational arm, released its 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI)—a survey and report measuring company policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality. ...


 
Gay-man-to-vie-for-state-reps-spot-on-one-condition-

  Gay man to vie for state rep's spot--on one condition

Openly gay business owner Tom Elliott has announced that he plans to run for Illinois state Rep. Kelly Cassidy's seat—should a vacancy arise. On Facebook, he posted, "My State Senator [Heather Steans] announced her resignation and ...


 
Steamworks-launches-fundraiser-to-keep-staff-insurance

  Steamworks launches fundraiser to keep staff insurance

Private men's bathhouse Steamworks Chicago launched an online fundraiser Jan. 21 to continue covering the health insurance of its staff as the pandemic progresses. In a GoFundMe post, General Manager Nirmalpal Sachdev said, "For the past ...


 
NATIONAL-Bidens-NYC-businesses-notable-deaths-anti-Trump-suit

  NATIONAL Bidens, NYC businesses, notable deaths, anti-Trump suit

President Joe Biden and his team recently named openly gay man Jeff Marootian as special assistant to the president on Climate and Science Agency Personnel, according to Instinct Magazine, citing The Washington Blade. Marootian is one ...


 
Lightfoot-and-city-leaders-lead-MLK-interfaith-event-

  Lightfoot and city leaders lead MLK interfaith event

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot virtually gathered with civic, business and religious leaders this weekend to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the City of Chicago's 35th Annual Interfaith Celebration. This year's ceremony ...


 
Social-exclusion-career-limitations-hinder-LGBTQ-STEM-professionals-

  Social exclusion, career limitations hinder LGBTQ STEM professionals

ANN ARBOR—LGBTQ professionals' pride in their science, technology, engineering, and math work is not reciprocated, say researchers. These STEM professionals are more likely to experience career limitations, social exclusion and ...


 
Illinois-Restaurant-Assoc-asks-Pritzker-to-allow-indoor-dining-

  Illinois Restaurant Assoc. asks Pritzker to allow indoor dining

On Jan. 14, the Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) and restaurant operators around the state issued a press release asking Gov. JB Pritzker to immediately allow for safe and limited indoor dining operations. The IRA's Open Indoor ...


 
WORLD-Workplace-index-Japan-survey-stories-of-the-year-Buttigieg

  WORLD Workplace index, Japan survey, stories of the year, Buttigieg

Two years after the India's Supreme Court decriminalized homosexuality, employment for the LGBTQ community is slowly gaining acceptance in the private sector—to the point where there is now an India Workplace Equality Index, RFI.fr reported. The ...


 
NATIONAL-Aimee-Stephens-GNC-teen-murdered-Katie-Hill-Amazon

  NATIONAL Aimee Stephens, GNC teen murdered, Katie Hill, Amazon

A consent decree ordered that Michigan business Harris Funeral Homes—which fired the late Aimee Stephens for being transgender and led her to sue the business in litigation that made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court—must ...


 
John-Pennycuff-Memorial-Apartments-in-Castillo-Plaza-LGBTQ-housing-in-Logan-Square

  John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments in Castillo Plaza, LGBTQ housing in Logan Square

Last month, The John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments at Castillo Plaza (Pennycuff) opened at the corner of Milwaukee and Campbell Avenues in Logan Square after four years of development and city approval meetings and for the past ...


 
Pennycuff-Memorial-Apartments-now-open

  Pennycuff Memorial Apartments now open

The John Pennycuff Memorial Apartments at Castillo Plaza is named for the late LGBTQ and civil rights activist, John Pennycuff. Located on Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, the building was designed by Cyrus Subawalla ...


 
Report-Take-Off-Your-Mask-So-I-Know-How-Much-to-Tip-You

  Report: Take Off Your Mask So I Know How Much to Tip You

--From a press release

Today, One Fair Wage, a national nonprofit organization representing subminimum wage and other tipped workers, in partnership with #TimesUp, the UC Berkeley Food Labor Research Center, Professor Catharine MacKinnon, Professor Louise Fitzgerald and ...


 
Lamont-Robinson-fundraiser-with-Chasten-Buttigieg-on-Dec-9-

  Lamont Robinson fundraiser with Chasten Buttigieg on Dec. 9

Lamont Robinson, Jr.—a Chicago business owner and insurance agent who became the first openly gay Black state legislator in Illinois history, and who is running for a second term representing the 5th District in the Illinois ...


 
Andersonville-at-Home-for-the-Holidays-virtual-variety-show-Dec-13-

  Andersonville at Home for the Holidays virtual variety show Dec. 13

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Dec. 8, 2020) — Although we can't all gather for the traditional caroling and festivities that are customary in the Andersonville business district during the holiday season, the Andersonville ...


 
COVID-19-City-investigators-look-into-Ann-Sather-violation

  COVID-19 City investigators look into Ann Sather violation

City inspectors stopped by Lake View Ald. Tom Tunney's Ann Sather restaurant, 909 W. Belmont Ave., because the official has been allowing people to eat inside the establishment in violation of city and state coronavirus restrictions, ...


 
Billy-Masters-

  Billy Masters

"You're assuming that I'm completely straight. Maybe I am, maybe I'm not. And it's frankly none of your business."—Viggo Mortensen responds to a reporter's question about whether he should be playing a gay character in Falling."Wh ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-of-Commerce-highlights-COVID-friendly-shopping-dining

  Andersonville Chamber of Commerce highlights COVID-friendly shopping, dining

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Dec. 2, 2020) — From shopping in your pajamas to late-night curbside pick-up to Glogg-to-go, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is rolling out a festive line-up of COVID-friendly ...


 
WINDY-CITY-TIMES-2020-HOLIDAY-GIFT-GUIDE

  WINDY CITY TIMES 2020 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Even as crazy as this year has been, there have been some constants—such as the observations of holidays (although they have been a lot more virtual). Among said observations is holiday shopping, and Windy City Times ...


 
Holidays-With-Intention-offers-holiday-programming-to-support-100-local-businesses

  "Holidays With Intention" offers holiday programming to support 100+ local businesses

--From a press release

CHICAGO (November 12, 2020) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to announce its annual line-up of holiday programming, featuring a revised schedule of shopping, dining and virtual ...


 
City-of-Chicago-issues-Stay-at-Home-Advisory-

  City of Chicago issues Stay at Home Advisory

In response to rising COVID-19 cases, Chicago residents have been advised to remain at home beginning Monday, Nov.16, 2020 and to cancel plans to entertain on Thanksgiving. Exceptions to the new Stay at Home Advisory are ...


 
Flu-shots-mental-health-well-being-COVID-resources-part-of-Andersonville-Cares

  Flu shots, mental health, well-being, COVID resources part of Andersonville Cares

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is expanding its ongoing "Andersonville Cares" initiative to help keep businesses and residents safe throughout the fall and winter months. Neighborhood resources ...


 
Major-Lindsey-and-Africas-Outlaws-LGBTQ-group-hosts-virtual-panel

  Major, Lindsey and Africa's Outlaws LGBTQ group hosts virtual panel

Legal executive search firm Major, Lindsey and Africa's Outlaws LGBTQ employee resource group (ERG) hosted a virtual panel Oct. 29. The event focused on how LGBTQ professionals have navigated their careers and personal lives as their ...


 
Illinois-Restaurant-Association-operators-object-to-mitigation-plan

  Illinois Restaurant Association, operators object to mitigation plan

--From a press release

CHICAGO (October 30, 2020) — The Illinois Restaurant Association (IRA) and restaurant industry operators and workers gathered this morning for a press conference to discuss the disastrous impact of Governor ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-announces-election-day-safety-plan

  Mayor Lightfoot announces election day safety plan

--From a press release

CHICAGO— Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today joined the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC), Chicago Police Department (CPD), Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Business ...


 
Pritzker-administration-grants-94M-to-Illinois-businesses-communities-

  Pritzker administration grants $94M to Illinois businesses, communities

--From a press release

CHICAGO—Governor JB Pritzker today joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) to announce the release of $94 million in emergency relief funds for communities and small businesses ...


 
COVID-19-Big-Chicks-Tweet-closing-temporarily

  COVID-19 Big Chicks/Tweet closing temporarily

Uptown venues Big Chicks (5024 N. Sheridan Rd.) and Tweet (5020 N. Sheridan Rd.) have temporarily closed after owner Michelle Fire said a customer who was feeling unwell came to the bar to celebrate his birthday ...


 
Lightfoot-imposes-curfew-on-city-cracks-down-on-bars-

  Lightfoot imposes curfew on city, cracks down on bars

In light of a spike of coronavirus infections in the city, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot followed through Oct. 22 by imposing a 10 p.m. curfew on all nonessential city businesses, The Chicago Tribune reported. In addition, ...


 
Booksellers-launch-Boxed-Out-campaign-a-look-at-consumer-choices

  Booksellers launch "Boxed Out" campaign, a look at consumer choices

--From a press release

(New York, New York) 20% of independent bookstores across the country are in danger of closing. Today, theAmerican Booksellers Association launched the "Boxed Out" campaign to draw attention to the high stakes indie bookstores face this ...


 





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