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Chicago-Bears-hire-first-woman-assistant-coach

  Chicago Bears hire first woman assistant coach

The Chicago Bears are hiring Jennifer King as an offensive assistant, according to The Chicago Sun-Times and other media outlets. She will be an assistant running backs coach. King—who will become the first female assistant coach ...


 
Theater-Review-Billy-Elliot-The-Musical

  Theater Review: Billy Elliot, The Musical

Book and Lyrics: Lee Hall; Music: Elton John. At: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora Tickets: 630-896-6666 or Paramountaurora.com; $28-$79. Runs through March 24 Billy Elliot: The Musical may nearly be two decades old, but ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-JUDICIAL-7th-Sub-Circuit-Candidate-Deidre-Baumann-Solganick-Vacancy-why-shes-running-strategy

  ELECTIONS 2024: JUDICIAL 7th Sub-Circuit Candidate Deidre Baumann (Solganick Vacancy), why she's running, strategy

Baumann & Shuldiner civil litigation practice owner Deidre Baumann is running in the March 19 primary for Circuit Court Judge in the 7th Judicial Sub-Circuit against the current appointed 7th Sub-Circuit Judge Owens J. Shelby. Shelby's ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-Eileen-ONeill-Burke-talks-states-attorney-run-judgeship-GOP-ties-

  ELECTIONS 2024 Eileen O'Neill Burke talks state's attorney run, judgeship, GOP ties

The Democratic primary in the race to succeed outgoing Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx involves two candidates with extensive backgrounds concerning law and government. Eileen O'Neill Burke is a lifelong Democrat and fourth-generation Chicag ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-to-host-trans-youth-family-summit

  Center on Halsted to host trans youth & family summit

Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., has announced that its Trans Youth & Family Summit 2024 will take place March 16. This year marks the sixth annual event, which partners between Youth Services' Pride Youth ...


 
As-Chicago-prepares-to-host-DNC-former-delegates-reflect-on-LGBTQ-inclusion-at-previous-conventions

  As Chicago prepares to host DNC, former delegates reflect on LGBTQ+ inclusion at previous conventions

When Mark Ishaug, now the CEO of the mental health advocacy Thresholds, was a delegate at the 1996 Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Chicago, representing the larger LGBTQ+ community was "critical," he said. The convention, where ...


 
REFLECTIONS-An-Evening-of-original-music-with-the-Jeannie-Tanner-Quartet

  REFLECTIONS: An Evening of original music with the Jeannie Tanner Quartet

--From a press release

REFLECTIONS will be a night of feel-good, upbeat original music written by Jeannie Tanner. Songs range from jazz, to pop, to soulful R&B. Jeannie's music can be heard in many television shows and movies, with recordings ...


 
Bring-Chicago-Home-Campaign-releases-open-endorsement-letter-from-100-faith-leaders

  Bring Chicago Home Campaign releases open endorsement letter from 100+ faith leaders

--From a press release

CHICAGO — With just over a month before the March 19th primary election, prominent Chicago faith leaders will today release a letter—signed by over 100 religious leaders—endorsing the Bring Chicago Home campaign to restructure the Real ...


 
West-Side-Story-gets-a-sex-positive-spin-with-new-burlesque-show

  'West Side Story' gets a sex-positive spin with new burlesque show

In partial observance of National Condom Day, which was Feb. 14, Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) presented A West Side Story Burlesque at the Harris Theater for two hour-long performances on Feb. 17. The show, ...


 
SAVOR-A-new-Sushi-By-Bou-a-seafood-boil-class-and-James-Beard-scholarships

  SAVOR A new Sushi By Bou, a seafood boil class and James Beard scholarships

Pop life: Don't forget my other Substack: "Pop-Eds: My takes on pop culture." Thank you so much to the people who've already subscribed. The latest entry (Feb. 17) features Beyonce, Zendaya and my Oscar predictions. Subscribe ...


 
Connections-for-the-Homeless-purchases-Evanston-hotel

  Connections for the Homeless purchases Evanston hotel

Connections for the Homeless in Evanston hosted an open house at the Margarita Inn, formerly a boutique hotel, February 13, to celebrate its purchase for use as a hotel-based interim shelter. The Margarita Inn will give ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-Clayton-Harris-III-talks-states-attorney-run-Kim-Foxx-Blagojevich-

  ELECTIONS 2024 Clayton Harris III talks state's attorney run, Kim Foxx, Blagojevich

The Democratic primary in the race to succeed outgoing Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx involves two candidates with extensive backgrounds concerning law and government. Clayton Harris III is an experienced prosecutor and government leader who ...


 
Second-Glance-Productions-hosts-LGBTQupid-Soiree

  Second Glance Productions hosts LGBTQupid Soiree

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Chicago based film and media production company Second Glance hosted The LBGTQupid Soiree. The event, which was focused on spinning attitudes on this particular day, was presented at The iO ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-JUDICIAL-IL-Supreme-Court-Justice-Joy-Cunningham-discusses-running-for-a-full-10-year-term

  ELECTIONS 2024: JUDICIAL IL Supreme Court Justice Joy Cunningham discusses running for a full 10-year term

Current Illinois Supreme Court Justice Joy Cunningham is running for a full 10-year term this year, following her appointment on Dec. 1, 2022 to the First District seat. Cunningham's appointment was the result of Chief Justice ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-JUDICIAL-IL-Supreme-Court-candidate-Jesse-G-Reyes-on-why-hes-running-judicial-diversity

  ELECTIONS 2024: JUDICIAL IL Supreme Court candidate Jesse G. Reyes on why he's running, judicial diversity

Current First District, Fourth Division Illinois Appellate Court Justice Jesse G. Reyes is running for Illinois Supreme Court Justice. Reyes is running against current Illinois Supreme Court Justice Joy Cunningham in the March 19 primary. Cunningham ...


 
Lakeside-Pride-Wilde-Cabaret-Valentines-Day-Feb-17

  Lakeside Pride Wilde Cabaret Valentine's Day Feb. 17

--From a press release

Lakeside Pride Wilde Cabaret puts their own spin on Valentine's Day with a show celebrating things done and sacrificed for love - not just romantic love, but love for pets, friends, family and art. Join the ...


 
Illinois-Poor-Peoples-Campaign-National-call-for-moral-revival-demands-action-against-poverty-

  Illinois Poor People's Campaign: National call for moral revival demands action against poverty

--From a press release

Springfield, IL — The Illinois chapter of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (ILPPC) will convene a critical press conference at the state capitol, alongside 32 other states across the nation on ...


 
Wic-Whitney-spills-the-Afternoon-Tea

  Wic Whitney spills the Afternoon Tea

Born in Arkansas and now based in Chicago, queer performer Wic Whitney is a storyteller with a great deal to say, preaching his Southern soul message through unique vocal stylings as a rapper and singer. This ...


 
Six-Chicago-Red-Stars-called-for-international-play

  Six Chicago Red Stars called for international play

CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2024) — Six Chicago Red Stars—Jill Aguilera, Julia Bianchi, Sam Fisher, Natalia Kuikka, Alyssa Naeher and Mallory Swanson—have been called up to represent their respective countries during ...


 
VIEWS-Mike-Johnson-The-smiling-face-of-Christian-tyranny

  VIEWS Mike Johnson: The smiling face of Christian tyranny

Mike Johnson wants to rewrite the constitution to make the United States a Christian nation. James Michael Johnson, Republican from Louisiana's Fourth District, is the 56th speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He was ...


 
CGMC-presents-Lipstick-Lyrics-Forty-Foxy-A-Glamorous-Feast-for-the-Senses-

  CGMC presents Lipstick & Lyrics: Forty & Foxy, A Glamorous Feast for the Senses

--From a press release

CHICAGO, February 13, 2024 — The Chicago Gay Men's Chorus proudly presents Lipstick & Lyrics: Forty & Foxy, a dazzling, live-singing drag show that celebrates the sensuality and empowerment of middle age. Get ready to unleash ...


 
Equality-Illinois-makes-77-pro-equality-pro-family-endorsements-for-2024-primary-election

  Equality Illinois makes 77 pro-equality, pro-family endorsements for 2024 primary election

--From a press release

CHICAGO - Equality Illinois, the state's civil rights organization for LGBTQ+ Illinoisans, on Tuesday announced state legislative and county-level endorsements for the primary election on Tuesday, March 19, 2024. "Equality ...


 
200000-raised-at-AIDS-Foundation-Chicagos-World-of-Chocolate-Fundraiser-to-fight-HIV-AIDS

  $200,000+ raised at AIDS Foundation Chicago's World of Chocolate Fundraiser to fight HIV/AIDS

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) More than 950 guests gathered at Chicago's famed Union Station (500 W. Jackson) for Chicago's Sweetest Fundraiser, AIDS Foundation Chicago's (AFC), World of Chocolate on Friday, February 9. ...


 
Col-Jennifer-Pritzker-comments-on-military-museum-move

  Col. Jennifer Pritzker comments on military museum move

Local transgender philanthropist Col. Jennifer Pritzker commented to Windy City Times about the impending move of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library (PMML), which she founded in 2003, to Wisconsin. "At the end of the day, ...


 
Carisa-Hendrix-mesmerizes-as-Lucy-Darling-in-Teatro-ZinZanni

  Carisa Hendrix mesmerizes as Lucy Darling in Teatro ZinZanni

Since 2019, Teatro ZinZanni has gathered together amazing performers from all over the world to create an experience in Chicago under the Spiegeltent in the Cambria Hotel building, 32 W. Randolph St. Over the years, ticket ...


 
SAVOR-At-Willies-n-Waffles-sexuality-is-on-the-menu

  SAVOR At Willies 'n Waffles, sexuality is on the menu

Having written about Chicago's culinary scene for at least 15 years, this writer has covered all sorts of spots—from Michelin-starred upscale establishments to those so-called "holes in the wall" that can serve some of the best ...


 
Munar-prepares-to-step-away-from-Howard-Brown-leadership

  Munar prepares to step away from Howard Brown leadership

After 10 years of leadership at Howard Brown Health, President and CEO David Ernesto Munar has decided to step down from his post on Feb. 29. Munar, who'd previously been president and CEO of AIDS Foundation ...


 
SAVOR-The-Bear-new-pizza-lounge-Chicago-Black-Restaurant-Week

  SAVOR 'The Bear,' new pizza lounge, Chicago Black Restaurant Week

"Bear" necessities: The third season of the Chicago-set series The Bear will debut in June, per Variety. FX chairman John Landgraf made the announcement during the network's presentation at the Television Critics Association's winter 2024 press ...


 
Chicagoans-indulge-in-a-World-of-Chocolate

  Chicagoans indulge in a World of Chocolate

AIDS Foundation of Chicago hosted its 2024 World of Chocolate celebration the evening of Feb. 9 at Union Station. Top chocolatiers from across the city allowed guests to sample numerous confections, hors d'oevres and libations for ...


 
Dr-Lady-J-explains-how-opera-can-be-a-drag

  Dr. Lady J explains how opera can be a drag

On Feb. 8, Center on Halsted, in partnership with Lyric Opera of Chicago, presented a lecture by historian, drag activist, podcaster and curator Dr. Lady J. The event, titled "Castrated Superstars, Cross Dressed Divas, and Queer ...


 
Asians-and-Friends-Chicago-to-host-LGBTQ-Lunar-New-Year-Dinner-Feb-24

  Asians and Friends Chicago to host LGBTQ Lunar New Year Dinner Feb. 24

--From a press release

CHICAGO—Taking a cross-dressing twist for the Year of the Dragon, members of Asians and Friends Chicago (AFC) will host a dinner-and-drag musical revue, celebrating the Year of the "Drag-on" and bringing together members of the lesbian, ...


 
Town-Hall-Apartments-switching-ownership-from-Heartland-Alliance

  Town Hall Apartments switching ownership from Heartland Alliance

Town Hall Apartments is switching management amid financial turmoil at Heartland Alliance. Full Circle Communities, an affordable housing nonprofit with more than 1,600 units across the Midwest, plans to take ownership of Town Hall Apartments as ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-President-and-CEO-to-depart-following-ten-years-of-service

  Howard Brown Health President and CEO to depart following ten years of service

--From a press release

Following 10 years of dedicated leadership, David Ernesto Munar has decided to step down as President and CEO of Howard Brown Health. His last day will be on February 29, 2024. "The board celebrates David's work ...


 
TAWANI-Foundation-commits-25K-to-StartOut-supporting-LGBTQ-entrepreneurship

  TAWANI Foundation commits $25K to StartOut, supporting LGBTQ+ entrepreneurship

--From a press release

CHICAGO — February 8, 2024 — The TAWANI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that provides support in the areas of arts and culture, historical preservation, health and wellness, LGBTQ+ and human rights ...


 
Pritzker-Military-Library-to-close-in-July-move-to-Wisconsin

  Pritzker Military Library to close in July, move to Wisconsin

On Feb. 7, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library announced that it is closing its downtown Chicago location on July 27 and moving to an archives center in Wisconsin later this year, according to The Chicago ...


 
SAVOR-Taylors-Tacos-Chef-Taylor-Mason-on-being-part-of-the-Vegas-event-Pepsi-Dig-In-

  SAVOR Taylor's Tacos' Chef Taylor Mason on being part of the Vegas event 'Pepsi Dig In'

On Feb. 8-10 (Super Bowl weekend), Taylor's Tacos Chef Taylor Mason and wife/co-owner Maya Mason will be showcasing two exclusive dishes at the Pepsi Dig In: Brunch with the Best takeover at Delano Las Vegas, giving ...


 
Chicago-based-production-company-to-host-all-inclusive-LGBTQ-focused-Valentines-Day-event

  Chicago-based production company to host all-inclusive, LGBTQ-focused Valentine's Day event

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Second Glance Productions will host the LGBTQupid Soiree this Valentines Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2024. The event will be held at the iO Theater, 1501 N. Kingsbury St., from 6 pm to 11 pm ...


 
THEATER-Nostalgic-Sunsets-still-offers-a-timely-reflection-of-LGBTQ-community

  THEATER Nostalgic 'Sunsets' still offers a timely reflection of LGBTQ+ community

Nostalgia reigned on a variety of scales this past weekend in Chicago. During her Celebration tour, at a majestically packed United Center, Madonna acknowledged the last 40 years of her career, highlighting her '80s interactions with ...


 
Smollett-asks-state-supreme-court-to-overturn-conviction

  Smollett asks state supreme court to overturn conviction

Embattled actor Jussie Smollett has asked the Illinois Supreme Court to review and overturn an appellate ruling upholding his conviction for a hate-crime hoax that took place more than five years ago, The Chicago Sun-Times noted. ...


 
Center-on-Halsted-opens-two-new-art-exhibitions

  Center on Halsted opens two new art exhibitions

On Feb. 2, Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., hosted its latest gallery opening, presenting two solo exhibitions exploring the role of the artist and their relationships with their environments, albeit using vastly different styles. ...


 
The-Jeff-Awards-announces-the-50th-anniversary-non-Equity-theater-nominations-

  The Jeff Awards announces the 50th-anniversary non-Equity theater nominations

--From a press release

(Feb. 6, 2024 - Chicago) — Celebrating its 50th anniversary awarding recognition for Non-Equity theater, the Joseph Jefferson Awards announces its nominations for theater excellence among Non-Equity theater during the ...


 
Activists-pols-promise-readiness-for-upcoming-challenges-at-Equality-Illinois-gala-

  Activists, pols promise readiness for upcoming challenges at Equality Illinois gala

Over 1,350 attendees joined with the advocacy organization Equality Illinois for its 2023 gala the evening of Feb. 3, both to celebrate another year and raise funds to continue its work into the future. Over 100 ...


 
ELECTIONS-2024-Judge-Ed-Underhill-talks-experience-newest-campaign-

  ELECTIONS 2024 Judge Ed Underhill talks experience, newest campaign

Last June, longtime attorney Ed Underhill assumed the role of Cook County judge, becoming one of the few LGBTQ+ people to be in one of those positions. (He's in the LGBTQ+ group The Alliance of Illinois ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-appoint-Richard-Feuz-as-general-manager

  Chicago Red Stars appoint Richard Feuz as general manager

--From a press release

CHICAGO (February 5, 2024) — The Chicago Red Stars have named Richard Feuz as the team's next general manager to complete a brand-new leadership team in guiding the Red Stars into an exciting era. Feuz joins ...


 
PASSAGES-Imperial-Courts-Scott-Archer-remembered-as-selfless-devoted-

  PASSAGES Imperial Court's Scott Archer remembered as selfless, devoted

By Alec Karam

As the old saying goes, we all have an angel on one shoulder, and a devil on the other. Well, Scott Archer was all angel, his best friend Herman Coen believes. "Everybody wanted to talk to Scott, because Scott was Scott," ...


 
SAVOR-Jean-Banchet-Awards-new-Black-owned-spots-and-free-pizza

  SAVOR Jean Banchet Awards, new Black-owned spots and free pizza

Congrats!: The winners of the Jean Banchet Awards—which honor Chicago cuisine—were recently announced at Venue Six10. Longtime Chicago Tribune critic Phil Vettel was (justifiably) honored with the Culinary Excellence of ...


 
SAVOR-Chocolatier-Uzma-Sharif-on-being-part-of-World-of-Chocolate

  SAVOR Chocolatier Uzma Sharif on being part of World of Chocolate

AIDS Foundation Chicago will hold its annual World of Chocolate event on Friday, Feb. 9, at 6 p.m. at Union Station, 500 W. Jackson Blvd. Attendees will embark on a global tour of chocolate—but there will ...


 
ART-Champaign-display-looks-at-the-Midwest-Black-lesbian-experience

  ART Champaign display looks at the Midwest Black lesbian experience

In Illinois, archival photos are the centerpiece of a new display at the Krannert Art Museum focusing on the Black lesbian experience in the Midwest, IPM reported. The new solo exhibition by St. Louis-based artist Jen ...


 
Mr-Chicago-Leather-2024-at-Touche-Vince-Jay-takes-title

  Mr. Chicago Leather 2024 at Touche, Vince Jay takes title

A diverse group of people from around the world gathered at Touché Chicago for the Mr. Chicago Leather 2024 Contest the evening of Jan. 27. Ammar Houssamo hosted the event, at which Mr. Chicago Leather 2022-23 ...


 
Mr-Chicago-Leather-contest-returns-to-Touche-following-2022-controversy

  Mr. Chicago Leather contest returns to Touche following 2022 controversy

The Mr. Chicago Leather contest returned this past weekend, January 26-28, to Touché Chicago, over a year after numerous community members were incensed by a racist incident. But the bartender who quit Touché following the incident ...


 
Judge-rules-citys-rejection-of-protest-permit-around-DNC-was-justified

  Judge rules city's rejection of protest permit around DNC was justified

A judge upheld the city's denial of protest permits for a march around the Democratic National Convention this fall after an appeal from its organizers. A coalition of groups under the banner of Bodies Outside of ...


 
SAVOR-Valentines-Galentines-Day-offerings-for-2024

  SAVOR Valentine's/Galentine's Day offerings for 2024

Love is in the air—until it isn't. While some couples will be getting ready to celebrate their closeness (and all that other mushy stuff) on Valentine's Day, others will get together to celebrate Galentine's Day (celebrating ...


 
Planned-Parenthood-Illinois-Action-board-announces-2024-primary-endorsements

  Planned Parenthood Illinois Action board announces 2024 primary endorsements

--From a press release

CHICAGO—The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood Illinois Action (PPIA), the non-partisan political and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, proudly announces its final endorsements for the March 19 ...


 
LGBTQ-reproductive-rights-organizers-plan-march-on-Democratic-National-Convention-appeal-permit-rejection

  LGBTQ+, reproductive rights organizers plan march on Democratic National Convention, appeal permit rejection

Organizers planning a protest march outside the Democratic National Convention in August are appealing the city's denial of their permits. The group of organizers under the banner of Bodies Outside of Unjust Laws had been planning ...


 
DANCE-Choreographer-Dwight-Rhoden-talks-David-Bowie-Alvin-Ailey-queerness

  DANCE Choreographer Dwight Rhoden talks David Bowie, Alvin Ailey, queerness

In "STAR DUST: A Ballet Tribute to David Bowie," Complexions Contemporary Ballet co-founders Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson—backed by their Alvin Ailey lineage—and their dance troupe tackle many of the ...


 
Looking-back-at-Chicago-LGBTQ-communitys-stand-against-Anheuser-Busch-

  Looking back at Chicago LGBTQ+ community's stand against Anheuser-Busch

As conservatives across the country boycotted Anheuser-Busch products for Bud Light's partnership with trans woman Dylan Mulvaney in 2023, LGBTQ+ bars in Chicago removed their products for a different reason. Following the deeply negative response to ...


 
Equality-Illinois-2024-Gala-Feb-3

  Equality Illinois 2024 Gala Feb. 3

--From a press release

CHICAGO- Equality Illinois with presenting sponsor Molson Coors will present its annual gala on Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024, at the Hilton Chicago. More than 1,500+ attendees are set to hear about the successes and ongoing challenges ...


 
SAVOR-Going-Underground-change-at-Skylark-and-Mango-Pickle-closing

  SAVOR Going 'Underground,' change at Skylark and Mango Pickle closing

Pop(-up) life: Chef Mariya Moore-Russell—who guided the local spot Kikko to a Michelin star, becoming the first Black woman to helm a kitchen with one of the food world's highest honors—is returning to Chicago to lead ...


 
Leather-Archives-Museum-announces-2024-Fetish-Film-Forum

  Leather Archives & Museum announces 2024 Fetish Film Forum

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Illinois—After a wildly successful inaugural year, including a 10-film series at the Leather Archives & Museum and a 5-film series at FACETS, the Leather Archives & Museum is thrilled to announce the continuation of Fetish ...


 
SAVOR-REVIEW-Prosecco-LGBTQ-owned-Marinas-Bistro

  SAVOR REVIEW Prosecco; LGBTQ+-owned Marina's Bistro

The last time I visited the Italian restaurant Prosecco (710 N. Wells St.; https://proseccochicago.com/), it looked quite different. Way back in 2017, the restaurant definitely had more of an old-school Italian feel (a la Gene & ...


 
Rue-ing-the-day-Vince-Kelley-drags-out-Blanches-charm-in-Golden-Girls-spoof

  Rue-ing the day: Vince Kelley drags out Blanche's charm in Golden Girls spoof

Picture it. Broadway Playhouse. 2024. Four queer men dress in drag to portray iconic women. Murray & Peter present Golden Girls: The Laughs Continue, a parody written by Robert Leleux and directed by Eric Swanson. The ...


 
Equality-Illinois-endorses-in-two-key-primary-election-races

  Equality Illinois endorses in two key primary election races

--From a press release

Equality Illinois endorses in two key primary election races for state representative: Dr. Michael Crawford in Illinois House District 31 and Lisa J. Davis in Illinois House District 32. Dr. Crawford and Ms. Davis have demonstrated ...


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

  Windy City Times seeks nominations for 30 Under 30 Awards

Windy City Times news 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 ...


 
SPORTS-Chicago-Hounds-Nick-McCarthy-reflects-on-being-out-in-professional-rugby

  SPORTS Chicago Hounds' Nick McCarthy reflects on being out in professional rugby

In recent years, people from numerous high-profile fields have publicly declared themselves as members of the LGBTQ+ community. Among them have been individuals from tech (such as OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and Apple CEO Tim Cook), ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-set-2024-preseason-roster

  Chicago Red Stars set 2024 preseason roster

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Jan. 23, 2024) — The Chicago Red Stars have set their preseason roster ahead of the 2024 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) season. 17 of the 35 players on the preseason roster are returning Red ...


 
On-51st-anniversary-of-Roe-v-Wade-Mayor-Brandon-Johnson-reaffirms-commitment-to-reproductive-rights

  On 51st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Mayor Brandon Johnson reaffirms commitment to reproductive rights

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Today marks the 51st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which preserved the constitutional right to choose. Chicago has a long history of advocating for women's rights and is considered ...


 
Gov-JB-Pritzkers-statement-on-the-51st-anniversary-of-Roe-v-Wade

  Gov. JB Pritzker's statement on the 51st anniversary of Roe v Wade

--From a press release

Chicago —— On the 51st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Gov. JB Pritzker released the following statement: "Today marks the 51st anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that for five decades protected ...


 
Tara-VanDerveer-becomes-winningest-coach-in-college-basketball

  Tara VanDerveer becomes winningest coach in college basketball

Stanford University women's basketball coach and gender-rights advocate Tara VanDerveer became the college-basketball coach with the most wins ever on Jan. 21, media outlets reported. After her team defeated Oregon State 65-56, VanDerveer has 1,203 ca ...


 
Upcoming-Lyric-Opera-performance-Champion-explores-famed-boxers-gay-identity

  Upcoming Lyric Opera performance Champion explores famed boxer's gay identity

Grammy Award-winning composer Terence Blanchard and Tony Award-winning librettist Michael Cristofer's opera, Champion, is set for its Lyric Opera of Chicago debut Jan. 27. It runs through Feb. 11. This contemporary "opera in jazz" features the ...


 
SAVOR-TriBeccas-hiccup-CRW-deals-Beam-Suntory-dinner-and-more

  SAVOR TriBecca's hiccup, CRW deals, Beam Suntory dinner and more

The Avondale spot TriBecca's Sandwich Shop had to temporarily close because of flooding caused by a burst water pipe. However, it ...


 
Chicago-firefighter-receives-over-500000-settlement-in-City-discrimination-lawsuit

  Chicago firefighter receives over $500,000 settlement in City discrimination lawsuit

James Mundo, a Chicago firefighter who identifies as a gay man, settled a discrimination lawsuit against the City of Chicago for $515,000 last month. Mundo sued the city alleging it failed to take adequate measures to ...


 
Chicago-Fire-FC-announces-2024-theme-nights-Pride-Night-will-be-June-1

  Chicago Fire FC announces 2024 theme nights; Pride Night will be June 1

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Jan. 18, 2024) — Chicago Fire FC announced the club's theme nights for select home matches during the 2024 regular season, driven by Carvana. The Club's 2024 calendar features 11 theme nights, including the return ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-sign-Mallory-Swanson-to-historic-contract

  Chicago Red Stars sign Mallory Swanson to historic contract

CHICAGO (January 16, 2024) — The Chicago Red Stars have signed Mallory Swanson to a historic long-term contract, making it the most lucrative agreement in the history of the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) and seeing ...


 
Northwestern-grad-Calzada-joins-Windy-City-Times-team

  Northwestern grad Calzada joins Windy City Times team

Windy City Times news release

Lu Calzada has joined Windy City Times for a five-month fellowship position funded by Northwestern University's Local News Accelerator project. Lu graduated with their master's in journalism from Northwestern in 2023. During their time at NU, ...


 
SAVOR-Italian-restaurant-recommendation-and-a-Barbie-Maestro-giveaway

  SAVOR Italian restaurant recommendation and a 'Barbie/Maestro' giveaway

Restaurant recommendation: My recommendation is a spot that is the epitome of old-school Italian cuisine: Tuscany on Taylor, 1500 W. Taylor St. Antipasti include spicy grilled octopus (polpi), calamari fritti and even wagyu meatballs. There are ...


 




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