|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 ...
|SAVOR Sam's Crispy Chicken and Umami Burger|
Sam's Crispy Chicken (SamsCrispyChicken.com) and Umami Burger (UmamiBurger.com), both from C3 (Creating Culinary Communities) and both at 945 W. Randolph St., have launched new food and beverage menusalthough indulgence i ...
|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 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
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 ...
|Five Worth Finding: 'Astrographics,' 'Mapplethorpe' and more
'Astrographics' at theMart (starting April 1): Art on theMART (at what used to be known as Merchandise Mart) will resume projections Thursday, April 1, with the world premiere of Astrographicsa ...
|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|
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 ...
|Webinar to spotlight secret gay life of culinary giant James Beard May 5|
--From a press release - James Beard, who changed how Americans eat, is spotlighted on May 5 with an entertaining live webinar by Food Network star Ted Allen, and author John Birdsall. In the Kitchen Closet takes place May 5 at ...
|SAVOR Wood: Boystown/Northalsted spot returns|
SAVOR - Some people may snicker when they hear that there's a restaurant named Wood (3335 N. Halsted St.; WoodChicago.com) in the city's Boystown/Northalsted neighborhood—and there is even a currently discontinued Sunday ...
|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|
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 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
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 ...
|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 ...