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THEATER-About-Face-airing-festival-with-Black-LGBTQ-artists-

  THEATER About Face airing festival with Black LGBTQ+ artists

About Face Theatre is launching its 25th season with Kickback—an online festival of 10 newly commissioned short plays and performances by Black LGBTQ+ artists, inspired by the Rebuild Foundation's collections at the Stony Island Arts Bank. ...


 
Harmon-to-continue-to-lead-state-Senate-Democrats

  Harmon to continue to lead state Senate Democrats

Illinois Senate President Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) will continue to lead the chamber next year, WSILTV.com reported. Illinois Senate Democrats caucused virtually Dec. 3 to discuss the upcoming session and hold their leadership election. The caucus ...


 
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 ...


 
Black-Ensemble-Theaters-Holiday-event-Dec-18-25

  Black Ensemble Theater's 'Holiday' event Dec. 18-25

The Black Ensemble Theater is celebrating the 2020 holiday season with The Black Ensemble Virtual Holiday Extravaganza, written and directed by Producing Managing Director Daryl D. Brooks. Filmed from the performers' homes and the theater, the ...


 
PASSAGES-LGBT-activist-former-Oak-Park-Illinois-mayor-Joanne-Trapani-dies

  PASSAGES LGBT activist, former Oak Park, Illinois mayor Joanne Trapani dies

LGBT activist and former Oak Park, Illinois Mayor Joanne Trapani died Nov. 29 due to complications from her endometrial cancer diagnosis. She was 71. Trapani was born in Corona, Queens, New York City on Aug. 5, ...


 
Howard-Brown-Open-Door-announce-collaboration-

  Howard Brown, Open Door announce collaboration

Howard Brown Health and Open Door Health Center of Illinois—a suburban counterpart with clinics in Elgin, Aurora and Joliet—have agreed to collaborate for the mutual benefit of their respective patients. The entities entered into the agreement ...


 
US-Soccer-reaches-partial-settlement-with-World-Cup-womens-team

  U.S. Soccer reaches partial settlement with World Cup women's team

The U.S. Soccer Federation reached a settlement on working conditions with the U.S. women's soccer team in a gender-discrimination lawsuit that the World Cup champions filed, NBC News reported. The agreement was filed Dec. 1 in ...


 
Big-Fat-Socially-Distant-Holiday-Adventure-Show-defies-depression

  Big Fat Socially Distant Holiday Adventure Show defies depression

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL (December 1, 2020) — Experimenting with new forms of live, interactive performance, focused on creating space for conversations on loneliness, depression and anxiety, LevityTV presents the day-long stream-a-thon ...


 
Adler-Planetarium-showcases-work-of-Frank-Kameny

  Adler Planetarium showcases work of Frank Kameny

Adler Planetarium,The Kameny Papers and Google Arts & Culture have created and made available the Frank Kameny/Pride exhibition, an online graphic slide show, viewable at Google Arts & Culture. Thirteen slides document Kameny's life and work. ...


 
NWSL-opens-registration-for-rebranded-2021-Draft-

  NWSL opens registration for rebranded 2021 Draft

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced the opening of player registration for the rebranded 2021 NWSL Draft. The 2021 NWSL Draft will stream live exclusively on the NWSL's Twitch channel Wed., Jan. 13, 2021, at ...


 
Chicago-parking-ban-begins-Dec-1-

  Chicago parking ban begins Dec. 1

The Department of Streets and Sanitation (DSS) is reminding motorists that the Chicago winter overnight parking ban begins on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, and runs through April 1, 2021, according to the city's website. The parking ...


 
Chicago-Cabaret-Professionals-make-a-gift-of-their-free-gala-concert

  Chicago Cabaret Professionals make a gift of their free gala concert

--From a press release

For over twenty years the Chicago Cabaret Professionals' (CCP) annual Gala has been a festive live event. This association of over two hundred singers refuses to be deterred by the pandemic and will make a gift ...


 
New-drive-thru-COVID-19-testing-site-open-in-Crestwood

  New drive-thru COVID-19 testing site open in Crestwood

--From a press release

Crestwood, IL - The Village of Crestwood announces the opening of a drive-through COVID-19 Testing Center at the Crestwood Civic Center, located at 14025 S Kostner Avenue in Crestwood Illinois. The new Alzein COVID Testing Center ...


 
AIDS-Foundation-Chicago-Cook-County-Health-mark-World-AIDS-Day

  AIDS Foundation Chicago, Cook County Health mark World AIDS Day

--From a press release

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) and Cook County Health are collaborating for a special virtual event in honor of World AIDS Day, a global movement to increase public awareness and dialogue about HIV and AIDS, on Dec. ...


 
PASSAGES-Joanne-E-Trapani

  PASSAGES Joanne E. Trapani

According to Facebook posts, Joanne E. Trapani, one-time village president of Oak Park, has passed away. Read about her life and work in the community at the Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame: http://chicagolgbthalloffame.org/trapani-joanne/ . and at ...


 
Chicago-native-becomes-first-Black-cardinal-has-pro-LGBTQ-history-

  Chicago native becomes first Black cardinal; has pro-LGBTQ history

On Nov. 28, Pope Francis formally elevated 13 new cardinals in a ceremony, including Chicago native Wilton Daniel Gregory, who is the archbishop of Washington D.C. Gregory, 73, is the first African-American cardinal. He told the ...


 
New-narrative-podcast-offers-lesbian-rocker-slice-of-life-

  New narrative podcast offers lesbian rocker slice of life

Podcast attached below

For audiophiles in search of punk rock tongue-in-cheek lesbian dramedy-driven narrative storytelling, look no further: "Tampon Rock" is here. The podcast, from Anthem and iHeart Radio, focuses on lesbian bandmates Deja and Chloe as they navigate ...


 
Chicago-native-named-as-states-fifth-poet-laureate

  Chicago native named as state's fifth poet laureate

Illinois First Lady MK Pritzker announced Angela Jackson as the next poet laureate for the state. Jackson, a Chicago native, is the fifth Illinoisan to hold the title, an honorary position selected by a committee of ...


 
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 ...


 
Chicagos-pandemic-budget-passes-

  Chicago's pandemic budget passes

On Nov. 24, The Chicago City Council passed the city's 2021 pandemic budget. According to a media release, "The $12.8 billion budget was built in close collaboration with City Council members, labor partners and other key ...


 
Cook-County-budget-unanimously-passes-

  Cook County budget unanimously passes

On Nov. 24, the Cook County Board of Commissioners approved a balanced $6.94-billion FY2021 budget aimed at advancing Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's work on criminal justice reform, public ...


 
PASSAGES-Adrian-Ford

  PASSAGES Adrian Ford

Adrian Robert Ford, of Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, died unexpectedly Nov. 17. He was 74 Born in Rochester, New York, on May 11, 1946 to Clarence and Ruth Ford, Adrian grew up in Webster, New York, ...


 
Blackhawks-hire-woman-as-player-development-coach

  Blackhawks hire woman as player development coach

The Chicago Blackhawks hired U.S. women's national team captain Kendall Coyne Schofield as a player development coach and promoted Meghan Hunter, previously general manager Stan Bowman's executive assistant, to director ...


 
State-Senator-Feigenholtz-encourages-all-to-sign-up-for-ACA-benefits

  State Senator Feigenholtz encourages all to sign up for ACA benefits

--From a press release

CHICAGO — State Senator Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) is encouraging everyone to sign up for health coverage during the Affordable Care Act's Open Enrollment period, which lasts until Dec. 15. "The Affordable Care Act expanded health care ...


 
COVID-19-Queer-led-FamilyQ-helps-distribute-masks-

  COVID-19 Queer-led FamilyQ helps distribute masks

FamilyQ is an LGBTQ-led volunteer effort to support nonprofit organizations and social-justice groups by donating more than 100,000 disposable face masks. Proceeds help provide resources to overlooked and underresourced communities. ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-announce-annual-SHEINSPIRESME-award-winners-

  Chicago Red Stars announce annual #SHEINSPIRESME award winners

--From a press release

CHICAGO (November 23, 2020) — The Chicago Red Stars announced the three winners of the 2020 #SHEINSPIRESME award. The Chicago Red Stars #SHEINSPIRESME Award is an annual award that is presented to women who exemplify leadership, ...


 
AFC-holds-virtual-Gala35-celebration

  AFC holds virtual 'Gala35' celebration

AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) marked 35 years with a virtual "Gala35" celebration and awards ceremony Nov. 19. Among the honorees were Newsweb Corporation Chairperson, Alphawood Foundation President and social-justice activist ...


 
THEATER-Harry-Lennix-to-direct-Dec-13-reading-of-Mercy-

  THEATER Harry Lennix to direct Dec. 13 reading of 'Mercy'

Northlight Theatre will present an Interplay New Play Development Program reading of Mercy, written by Felicia Oduh and directed by Harry Lennix (known for his acting roles on TV shows such as The Blacklist and Billions ...


 
Lopezs-office-vandalized-again-

  Lopez's office vandalized again

A brick was thrown through the front window of Chicago Ald. Raymond Lopez's Southwest Side office Nov. 19—the fourth instance of vandalism targeting his properties this year (including three times in July), The Chicago Sun-Times reported. ...


 
BOOKS-ART-Local-man-releases-sketches-by-famous-artist-uncle

  BOOKS/ART Local man releases sketches by famous artist uncle

Cuban American painter Gustavo Ojeda (1958—89) is best known for lush and meditative urban nightscapes that brought him recognition in the 1980s downtown New York art scene. He exhibited works alongside artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, ...


 
Hubbard-Street-Dance-presents-surrealist-film-online-Dec-3-5-and-6

  Hubbard Street Dance presents surrealist film online Dec. 3, 5 and 6

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) continues its 2020/21 43rd season with a virtual premiere presentation of new work from former Hubbard Street dancer and acclaimed choreographer Jonathan Fredrickson ...


 
Play-development-series-seeks-new-plays-authored-by-artists-of-color-

  Play development series seeks new plays authored by artists of color

--From a press release

(Chicago, IL) Calling all bold, imaginative new plays authored by artists of color for Future Labs—Goodman Theatre's newest artistic program to develop works authored and directed by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI and other artists of co ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-Restaurants-OUT100-childrens-book-face-mask

  Five Worth Finding: Restaurants, OUT100, children's book, face mask

—Perry's Steakhouse & Grille (PerrysSteakhouse.com): This suburban spot (with two restaurants in Oak Brook and Schaumburg) is well-known for its delicious cuts of meat, sumptuous sides and hand-crafted cocktails. It's ...


 
Daniel-Biss-announces-run-for-mayor-of-Evanston-

  Daniel Biss announces run for mayor of Evanston

Former Illinois state Sen. Daniel Biss, a Democrat, announced that he plans to run for mayor of Evanston next year. A statement read, in part, "The election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was a relief ...


 
Womens-soccer-league-announces-2021-competition-framework

  Women's soccer league announces 2021 competition framework

The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) announced a new competition framework to debut in 2021 that aims to expand opportunities for the athletes of the league to showcase the NWSL. Players will report to camp Feb. ...


 
About-Face-Theatre-starts-25th-season-with-Kickback-online-short-play-fest-

  About Face Theatre starts 25th season with Kickback online short play fest

--From a press release

CHICAGO (Nov 9, 2020) — About Face Theatre kicks off its landmark 25th season with KICKBACK, an online festival of newly commissioned short plays and performances by Black LGBTQ+ artists, inspired by the Rebuild Foundation's collections ...


 
Artist-Riva-Lehrer-talks-new-memoir-career-state-of-the-world

  Artist Riva Lehrer talks new memoir, career, state of the world

In queer artist, writer and curator Riva Lehrer's recently released memoir Golem Girl, she takes readers on a journey through her life via the lens of her being born with spina bifida and the way that ...


 
PPIL-extends-Gender-Affirming-Hormone-Therapy-program-statewide

  PPIL extends Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy program statewide

During this year's Transgender Awareness Week (which culminates with the Transgender Day of Remembrance on Nov. 20), Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) is highlighting its Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy (GAHT) ...


 
Feds-investigating-alleged-anti-Semitic-activity-at-Univ-of-Illinois

  Feds investigating alleged anti-Semitic activity at Univ. of Illinois

The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced it has opened a formal investigation into a complaint alleging Jewish students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) ...


 
THEATER-Lookingglass-to-present-Her-Honor-Jane-Byrne-on-Nov-26-28

  THEATER Lookingglass to present 'Her Honor Jane Byrne' on Nov. 26, 28

Lookingglass Theatre Company, in collaboration with WBEZ 91.5 Chicago, will present a world-premiere audio play of Her Honor Jane Byrne, written and directed by Ensemble Member and Mellon Playwright in Residence J. Nicole Brooks. Her Honor ...


 
COVID-19-Pritzker-institutes-Tier-Three-mitigations-starting-Nov-20-

  COVID-19 Pritzker institutes Tier Three mitigations starting Nov. 20

With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across Illinois, the Midwest and the nation, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced, on Nov. 17, additional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will take effect ...


 
PASSAGES-Marsha-M-Wetzel

  PASSAGES Marsha M. Wetzel

Marsha Marie Wetzel, advocate for the LGBTQ community, died peacefully at her Greenview Place home in Chicago, Illinois, on Nov. 1, 2020. In keeping with her faith, she passed on All Saints Day. She was preceded ...


 
MUSICALS-1997-version-of-Anyone-Can-Whistle-out-Dec-4-

  MUSICALS 1997 version of Anyone Can Whistle out Dec. 4

On Sunday, Dec. 4, Jay Records will release a 1997 recording of the musical Anyone Can Whistle, which originally had music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim as well as a book by Arthur Laurents. The production ...


 
Three-Red-Stars-selected-for-upcoming-US-WNT-Camp

  Three Red Stars selected for upcoming U.S. WNT Camp

The United States Women's National Team announced its roster for the upcoming camp overseas against the Netherlands. The two countries will face off Friday, Nov. 27 at 12:30 p.m. ET / 6:30 p.m. local and will ...


 
Jim-Verraros-From-Idol-to-now

  Jim Verraros: From 'Idol' to now

It may seem just like yesterday when Jim Verraros was among the finalists who performed on the very first season of the reality-competition show with the likes of Justin Guarini and Kelly Clarkson (who won). However, ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-Vanessa-Williams-to-be-at-AFCs-Gala35-Nov-19

  Gov. Pritzker, Vanessa Williams to be at AFC's 'Gala35' Nov. 19

--From a press release

CHICAGO — AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) marks its milestone 35th year of service with 'Gala35,' a virtual celebration and fundraiser taking place Thursday, Nov. 19, at 6 p.m. The event features an esteemed panel of guest ...


 
Hell-in-a-Handbag-to-present-Rip-Nelson-Holiday-Quarantine-Special

  Hell in a Handbag to present Rip Nelson Holiday Quarantine Special

CHICAGO (November 12, 2020) — Hell in a Handbag Productions celebrates the holidays with the return of America's favorite funnyman, Rip Nelson (Ed Jones*), in the star-studded world premiere of ...


 
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 ...


 
THEATER-Pride-Arts-artistic-director-resigns-PFP-keeps-Zak

  THEATER Pride Arts artistic director resigns; PFP keeps Zak

Two controversial developments have occurred at Pride Arts (in which Pride Films & Plays, PFP, is the main tenant). According to a letter from PrideArts President Cheri Tatar that Windy City Times obtained, PFP Artistic Director ...


 
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 ...


 
Hyde-Park-Art-Center-gala-Nov-21

  Hyde Park Art Center gala Nov. 21

Hyde Park Art Center will present its annual gala—held for the first time virtually—on Saturday, Nov. 21, at 3-4 p.m. and 6:30-9 p.m. with the Centerpiece program at 7-8 p.m, and afternoon and evening programming geared ...


 
CVS-Health-offering-free-rapid-COVID-19-testing-on-South-Side

  CVS Health offering free, rapid COVID-19 testing on South Side

--From a press release

CHICAGO, Ill., November 10, 2020 — Together with the New Spiritual Light Missionary Baptist Church and Peer Plus Education and Training Advocates, CVS Health is launching rapid COVID-19 testing at the Chicago Baptist Institute. CVS pharmacists ...


 
Theater-community-to-offer-online-plays-musicals-dance-comedy-for-holidays

  Theater community to offer online plays, musicals, dance, comedy for holidays

--From a press release

Chicago, IL (November 10, 2020)— The Chicago theater community will produce a wide variety of online festive plays, musicals, dance and comedy offerings this Holiday season. Theatre venues in Chicago and across the world remain closed ...


 
57th-Street-Art-Fair-to-return-next-June

  57th Street Art Fair to return next June

The 74th annual 57th Street Art Fair is slated to return June 5-6, 2021. The free event is the Midwest's oldest juried art fair, featuring nearly 200 artists, live music, kids' activities and a food court. ...


 
A-Red-Orchid-Theatre-appoints-Travis-Knight-Sadieh-Rifai-to-new-positions

  A Red Orchid Theatre appoints Travis Knight, Sadieh Rifai to new positions

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL—A Red Orchid Theatre announces the appointments of Ensemble Member Travis Knight as Associate Artistic Director and Ensemble Member Sadieh Rifai as Artistic Development Coordinator. Ensemble member Shade Murray ...


 
Theater-excellence-honored-with-52nd-annual-Equity-Awards

  Theater excellence honored with 52nd annual Equity Awards

--From a press release

Nov. 9, 2020 — CHICAGO — In its 52nd annual celebration of theater excellence, the Jeff Awards has recognized 39 recipients for the 2020 awards, selected from among 142 theater artist nominees across 30 artistic and ...


 
Number-of-COVID-19-cases-among-Cook-County-Circuit-Court-employees-updated

  Number of COVID-19 cases among Cook County Circuit Court employees updated

The Office of the Chief Judge has announced that four employees and two judges have tested positive for COVID-19. One judge works at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse, while the other judge works in the Cook County ...


 
SAVOR-Untitled-Supper-Club-dinner-and-a-show

  SAVOR Untitled Supper Club, dinner and a show

DISH Dining Guide

The night before COVID-19 restrictions recently tightened on restaurants and bars (again), a friend and I checked out Untitled Supper Club (111 W. Kinzie St.; UntitledSupperClub.com)—which offered not just a ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-and-staff-test-negative-for-COVID-19

  Gov. Pritzker and staff test negative for COVID-19

--From a press release

Chicago — Governor Pritzker and staff who attended the meeting Monday where they were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 have tested negative. The PCR tests were conducted Friday afternoon. This is the second ...


 
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 ...


 
The-African-American-Arts-Alliance-announces-2020-Black-Excellence-Awards-

  The African American Arts Alliance announces 2020 Black Excellence Awards

--From a press release

Chicago, IL—The African American Arts Alliance (AAAA) will host the 20th annual Black Excellence Awards, an evening celebrating Black artists, Black voices, and Black stories across artistic disciplines, on November 10, 2020 at 7pm. The 2020 ...


 
PASSAGES-Kevin-Putz

  PASSAGES Kevin Putz

Evanston resident Kevin Andrew Putz has passed away, He was 56. Kevin was the beloved husband of Michael McNamara; son of Sharon Putz and the late Dr. Gerard J. Putz; loving brother of Michael (Connie) Putz ...


 
COVID-19-More-Cook-County-Court-chief-judges-office-employees-test-positive-

  COVID-19 More Cook County Court chief judge's office employees test positive

The Office of the Chief Judge announced that four employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Two employees work for the Adult Probation Department at the Criminal Court Administration Building. The third employee works for the Social ...


 
ELECTIONS-2020-Presidential-contest-stays-tight-LGBTQs-make-history-UPDATES

  ELECTIONS 2020 Presidential contest stays tight; LGBTQs make history (UPDATES)

As of 11 p.m. on Election Night (Nov. 3), the race for U.S. president between Joe Biden and current Chief Executive Donald Trump was considered too close to call. Biden was projected to win Illinois. The ...


 
Jill-Rose-Quinn-first-trans-elected-official-in-Illinois-wins-for-Cook-County-Circuit-Court-Judge

  Jill Rose Quinn first trans elected official in Illinois; wins for Cook County Circuit Court Judge

Washington, DC — Today LGBTQ Victory Fund endorsed candidate Jill Rose Quinn won her election to be a judge on the Cook County Circuit Court, becoming the first out transgender person ever elected in the state ...


 
Chicago-Underground-Film-Festival-offers-virtual-and-drive-in-screenings-in-November

  Chicago Underground Film Festival offers virtual and drive-in screenings in November

--From a press release

CHICAGO—The 27th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF), the world's longest-running underground film festival and called "the festival you wouldn't take home to mom," returns in 2020 with virtual screenings ...


 
Joffrey-Ballet-to-offer-virtual-Nutcracker

  Joffrey Ballet to offer virtual Nutcracker

--From a press release

CHICAGO — With the cancellation of The Joffrey Ballet's annual engagement of Christopher Wheeldon's critically acclaimed version of The Nutcracker in 2020, the Joffrey is pleased to announce a myriad ...


 
COVID-19-UChicago-Medical-Center-recruiting-for-vaccine-clinical-trial

  COVID-19 UChicago Medical Center recruiting for vaccine clinical trial

The University of Chicago (UChicago) Medical Center will be a testing site for the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson's Phase 3 clinical research study, ENSEMBLE trial, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the ...


 
Jennifer-N-Pritzker-Erin-E-Solaro-wed

  Jennifer N. Pritzker, Erin E. Solaro wed

--From a press release

Jennifer N. Pritzker and Erin E. Solaro were married in a private ceremony in Chicago on Oct. 31, 2020. Ms. Pritzker is President & CEO of TAWANI Enterprises Inc., Lieutenant Colonel U.S. Army, Retired, and Founder ...


 
Advocate-Craig-Johnson-named-next-board-chair-of-AIDS-Foundation-of-Chicago-

  Advocate Craig Johnson named next board chair of AIDS Foundation of Chicago

In October, AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC)'s board of directors voted Craig W. Johnson as the next AFC board chair. Craig has served on the board since 2017, and most recently worked as board vice chair and ...


 
OUTspoken-Storytelling-to-host-tales-from-LGBTQ-perspectives-Nov-10

  OUTspoken Storytelling to host tales from LGBTQ perspectives Nov. 10

--From a press release

Another exciting OUTspoken Storytelling Night will offer the perspective of four Chicagoans telling life's stories from their LGBTQ+ viewpoint or that of their close friends and relatives, Tuesday, Nov. 10, starting at 7 p.m. on Zoom. ...


 
Attorney-Knudsen-speaks-about-Zoning-Board-appointment

  Attorney Knudsen speaks about Zoning Board appointment

Timmy Knudsen, an openly gay attorney who was named one of Windy City Times' 30 Under 30 in 2019, was recently named Chair of the city's Zoning Board of Appeals. Knudsen, a partner with the firm ...


 
American-Blues-Theater-to-present-19th-production-of-Its-a-Wonderful-Life-Live-in-Chicago

  American Blues Theater to present 19th production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago

--From a press release

CHICAGO, IL — American Blues Theater will produce its 199h Annual Production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra's film and directed by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside with musical direction by Michael Mahler ...


 
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 ...


 
Chicago-offers-new-contracts-or-exercises-options-for-all-23-Chicago-Red-Stars-players

  Chicago offers new contracts or exercises options for all 23 Chicago Red Stars players

--From a press release

CHICAGO — After the completion of the 2020 National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) end of year process, the Chicago Red Stars have announced contract statuses for all of its players. All of Chicago's 23 rostered players ...


 





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