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Windy City Times 2022-07-13

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CDPH: Chicago has more than 100 cases of monkeypox

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) stated that more than 100 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in Chicago since the first probable case of the rare disease was discovered locally in early June, WTTW ...
Biden signs executive order preserving abortion access

Biden signs executive order preserving abortion access

On July 8, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that takes steps to preserve abortion access. However, he underscored that it would take political change to restore the rights removed when the Supreme Court overturned ...
Brittney Griner pleads guilty in Russian court

Brittney Griner pleads guilty in Russian court

Out WNBA basketball star Brittney Griner pled guilty to drug charges in a Moscow court on July 7, NBC News reported. This development leaves her facing the prospect of up to 10 years in prison as ...

  News

CDPH prepares to increase monkeypox response

CDPH prepares to increase monkeypox response

The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) is ramping up efforts to combat the monkeypox virus (MPV) as the disease continues to make inroads across the country and in Chicago, officials said July 11. New MPV ...
Pride in the Pews panel event covers the Black church and LGBTQ+ people

Pride in the Pews panel event covers the Black church and LGBTQ+ people

The Pride in the Pews event "'Don't Ask, Don't Tell': The Black Church and the LGBTQ+ Community" took place July 7 at First Presbyterian Church of Chicago, 6400 S. Kimbark Ave. Among other topics, the panel ...
House-music icon jumps into Chicago aldermanic race

House-music icon jumps into Chicago aldermanic race

A new candidate in one of Chicago's aldermanic contests may be a familiar figure to fans of house music. Julian "Jumpin'" Perez—known as one of the godfathers of house music in Chicago—is seeking to unseat 26th ...
Pritzker appoints Dr. Sameer Vohra to lead IDPH, succeeding Dr. Ngozi Ezike

Pritzker appoints Dr. Sameer Vohra to lead IDPH, succeeding Dr. Ngozi Ezike

-- From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker has appointed Dr. Sameer Vohra, a distinguished pediatrician and healthcare policy expert, to lead the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) beginning August 1. Dr. Vohra, the Founding Chair of the ...
Touche holds fundraiser for Windy City Times

Touche holds fundraiser for Windy City Times

Leather bar Touche, 6412 N. Clark St., held its regular Friday fundraiser on July 8—and the fortunate recipient this time was Windy City Times. Approximately $200 were raised during this benefit raffle. Touche has been a ...
COMEDY Hannah Gadsby talks Chicago, Netflix, self

COMEDY Hannah Gadsby talks Chicago, Netflix, self

Global comedy figure Hannah Gadsby took the comedy world by storm just a few years ago with the show Nanette. Among the honors it garnered were a Peabody Award (2018) and an Emmy for Outstanding ...
Fan Expo Chicago 2022 celebrates 50 years of comic conventions

Fan Expo Chicago 2022 celebrates 50 years of comic conventions

Throwing a successful comic-book conference comes with great responsibility. Just ask any Spider-Man you might run into at the Fan Expos located around the country. The newly titled Fan Expo Chicago swung into Donald E. Stephens ...
WORLD Slovenia marriage item, Antigua and Barbuda, Berlin mosque

WORLD Slovenia marriage item, Antigua and Barbuda, Berlin mosque

In Slovenia, the Constitutional Court legalized same-sex marriage and adoptions after finding a law under which only heterosexual partners can marry and same-sex couples cannot adopt children to be in contravention of the constitutional ban on ...
NATIONAL California ban, HBCUs, silent disco, defaced banner

NATIONAL California ban, HBCUs, silent disco, defaced banner

California is banning state-funded travel to four states that passed laws this year prohibiting transgender women and girls from competing in school sports according to their gender identities, The Sacramento Bee reported. State agencies will no ...
John Pennycuff's memorial library at Unity Park is graffitied

John Pennycuff's memorial library at Unity Park is graffitied

The John Pennycuff Little Library, at Chicago's Unity Park, was recently sprayed with graffiti. Robert Castillo, Pennycuff's surviving husband, stated on Facebook that some tried to cover the original tagging with their own rainbow-hued graffiti. ...
A Red Orchid Theater announces 30th season

A Red Orchid Theater announces 30th season

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — A Red Orchid Theatre announces its 30th season, kicking off the with world premiere of The Malignant Ampersands by Ensemble Member Brett Neveu, directed by Ensemble Member Dado (September 29 — November 20, 2022). ...
Texas court stops state from investigating trans youth, families

Texas court stops state from investigating trans youth, families

The Travis County District Court entered a second injunction against the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and Commissioner Masters, barring them from implementing the agency's rule expanding ...
Index lists safest, most dangerous countries for LGBTQI+ travelers

Index lists safest, most dangerous countries for LGBTQI+ travelers

The Star Observer noted that Brunei edged past Nigeria to emerge as the most dangerous country in the world for LGBTQI travelers, according to the annual LGBTQ+ Safety Travel Index. And for the second year in ...
Azura Stevens, Courtney Vandersloot to compete in 2022 WNBA All-Star Skills Challenge

Azura Stevens, Courtney Vandersloot to compete in 2022 WNBA All-Star Skills Challenge

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (July 8, 2022) — The Chicago Sky's Azurá Stevens and Courtney Vandersloot will participate in the 2022 WNBA Skills Challenge on Saturday, July 9 at McCormick Place in Chicago, the league announced today. They will ...
Wis. Supreme Court allows pro-TGNC+ student policy to remain in effect

Wis. Supreme Court allows pro-TGNC+ student policy to remain in effect

-- From a press release

MADISON — The Supreme Court of Wisconsin allowed a school policy, which protects the right of students to use different names or pronouns at school without being forcibly outed by school faculty, to stay in effect ...
News

HRC calls for equitable rollout of Monkeypox (MPV) vaccine

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, has been closely monitoring the monkeypox (MPV) outbreak in the ...
News

IDPH announces federal allocation of monkeypox virus

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) recently announced that as part of a national strategy to address the ongoing outbreak of monkeypox virus, the State of Illinois is receiving an immediate allocation of vaccines from ...
White House Office of National AIDS Policy hosts historic Prosecutor Roundtable on HIV Criminal Law

White House Office of National AIDS Policy hosts historic Prosecutor Roundtable on HIV Criminal Law

-- From a press release

WASHINGTON — On June 30, 2022, the Center for HIV Law & Policy (CHLP) and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA), in partnership with the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, brought together the nation's ...
Former Japanese prime minister dies after being shot

Former Japanese prime minister dies after being shot

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died on July 8 after being shot while giving a campaign speech on a street in central Japan, CNN reported, citing public broadcaster NHK. Japanese publication Nikkei also reported that ...
News

Court removes Trump-era rule that eliminated discrimination protections

-- From a press release

Washington, DC, July 5, 2022 — A federal district court on Wednesday rescinded a discriminatory Trump-era rule that prohibited the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from requiring that service providers in its $500 ...
 Lightfoot to travel to London, Paris to highlight Chicago's economy

Lightfoot to travel to London, Paris to highlight Chicago's economy

-- From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot will lead a delegation of City officials and business leaders on a five-day trip to London and Paris on July 11-15. The mayor will meet with city and business leaders ...
A League of Their Own series slides into Prime Video

A League of Their Own series slides into Prime Video

Inspired by the 1992 film A League of Their Own, a new eight-episode series of the same name is set to premiere on August 12, 2022, on Prime Video. ...
'Cheer' star receives prison sentence

'Cheer' star receives prison sentence

On July 6, Jerry Harris, the former star of hit Netflix docuseries Cheer, has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for child pornography soliciting sex from minors, Variety noted, citing USA Today. Harris, 22, ...
FAN EXPO Chicago taking place July 7-10

FAN EXPO Chicago taking place July 7-10

FAN EXPO Chicago (formerly known as Chicago Comic Con/Wizard World) will take place at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on July 7-10. The event is noting its 50th anniversary as the original and oldest comic ...
News

VIEWPOINT Nothing is more American than a 4th of July parade

Nothing is more American than a 4th of July parade. And tragically, nothing is more American than a mass shooting with a high-powered rifle. Our hearts go out to the families of the seven victims of ...
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigns

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned, ending an unprecedented political crisis over his future that has paralyzed Britain's government, USA Today reported. He said he will stay in office until the Conservative Party selects a new leader who will ...

  Entertainment

Entertainment

'Ted Lasso,' 'Succession' lead Emmy noms; LGBTQ+s represented

On July 12, the nominations for the 74th Emmy Awards were announced. Succession earned the most nominations of any show, earning a total of 25 nods, including one for outstanding drama, as well as outstanding lead
...
Billy Masters

Billy Masters

"Wait a minute. Okay. Hold on a second here. You complain about me. I'm too weird. I'm too dark, and then you put nipples on the costume? Go fuck yourself!"—Tim Burton explains how he dealt with ...
SHOWBIZ Queen + Adam Lambert, Spider-Man, 'Victoria's Secret,' 'Friends'

SHOWBIZ Queen + Adam Lambert, Spider-Man, 'Victoria's Secret,' 'Friends'

Queen + Adam Lambert announced details of "Rhapsody Over London"—an exclusive concert spectacular filmed live at London's O2 Arena during their current sold-out European tour that will premiere live on July 24 via Kiswe's global streaming ...
Wicker Park Fest announces complete music lineup, will take place July 22-24

Wicker Park Fest announces complete music lineup, will take place July 22-24

-- From a press release

CHICAGO—Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the complete lineup, schedule, additional programming, and festival perks for Wicker Park Fest, one of Chicago's most anticipated summer events. Returning on July 22-24 fo ...
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago announces 'Sapphire' season

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago announces 'Sapphire' season

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) Artistic Director Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell announced the company's 45th-anniversary "sapphire" season: a mix of world premieres and revivals of company and audience favorites. The 2022-23 Season ...
THEATER August Wilson's 'Fences' running through Aug. 6 at Theater Wit

THEATER August Wilson's 'Fences' running through Aug. 6 at Theater Wit

American Blues Theater is running Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson's Fences at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., through Saturday, Aug. 6. This drama is about Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro Baseball League ...

  Outlines

Sky win; mixed results for MLB teams; Duncan Keith retires

Sky win; mixed results for MLB teams; Duncan Keith retires

The Chicago Sky improved their record to 17-6 after beating the Atlanta Dream (10-13) 90-75 at Wintrust Arena on July 12. Candace Parker led Chicago with 31 points and passed Lisa Leslie (6,264) for ninth on ...
Red Stars tie N.C. Courage, name #SHEINSPIRESME winners

Red Stars tie N.C. Courage, name #SHEINSPIRESME winners

The Chicago Red Stars come back to tie the North Carolina Courage 2-2 on July 10, thanks to late goals from Sarah Griffith and Amanda Kowalski. The Red Stars are now unbeaten in nine matches. It ...
Sky's Quigley wins contest; White Sox score win but Cubs lose

Sky's Quigley wins contest; White Sox score win but Cubs lose

Chicago Sky player Allie Quigley won the WNBA 3-point contest for a record fourth time on July 9, putting together a perfect final rack, ESPN reported. The WNBA All-Star Weekend (July 8-10) is taking place in ...
Chicago Sky defeat Indiana; LaVine stays; MLB teams lose

Chicago Sky defeat Indiana; LaVine stays; MLB teams lose

On July 7, the Chicago Sky (16-6) defeated the Indiana Fever (5-19) 93-85 at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The Sky officially clinched home-court advantage at the Commissioner's Cup after beating the ...
Outlines

Sky's Allie Quigley to make fifth appearance at WNBA MTN DEW Three-Point Contest

-- From a press release

CHICAGO (July 7, 2022) — Chicago Sky guard Allie Quigley is set to participate in the WNBA MTN DEW 3-Point Contest at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event will take place Saturday, July 9, at 2 ...
Sky's win streak snapped; Cubs and White Sox prevail

Sky's win streak snapped; Cubs and White Sox prevail

The Minnesota Lynx (6-18) surprised the Chicago Sky (15-6) 81-78 on July 6 at the Target Center. The loss ended the Sky's five-game winning streak. The Lynx's Aerial Powers had a double-double, leading both teams with ...






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