|HUD removes anti-trans Trump-era policy|
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is withdrawing a Trump-era policy that would have allowed taxpayer-funded homeless shelters to deny access to transgender people, a Minneapolis Star-Tribune ...
|Chicago Cultural Center historic interiors to be restored for June reopening|
--From a press release - CHICAGO, IL Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) today announced the historic restoration of the landmark Chicago Cultural Center to reclaim two lost interiors decorated by the ...
|Republican North Dakota governor vetoes anti-trans measure
North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, a Republican, vetoed a proposal April 2, that would restrict the participation of transgender athletes in K-12 sports throughout the state. According to the Grand Forks Herald, the decision came after ...
|Red Stars earn another tie
The Chicago Red Stars welcomed their National Team players back into the starting lineup and Katie Johnson scored the equalizer late in the match as Chicago earned a point in a 1-1 draw with Kansas City ...
|Illinois Senate passes proposal removing gendered language from marriage certificates
--From a press release - On April 21, on its third reading, the Illinois Senate passed (by a bipartisan vote of 44-13) a proposal that amends the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act to allow the removal of gendered language ...
|Bechdel, Rannells among upcoming CHF guests
The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced its line-up of virtual programs with award-winning writers, scholars and cultural icons in late April and throughout May. Among LGBTQ participants/guests will be Fun ...
|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 ...
|Everytown for Gun Safety groups respond to police shooting of Adam Toledo|
--From a press release - The Illinois chapter of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown for Gun Safety's grassroots networks, released the following statement responding to the video and subsequent reports of the fatal police shooting ...
|FC Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain join the Women's Cup|
--From a press release - (CHICAGO, Ill. April 14, 2021) — Global soccer powerhouses FC Bayern Munich and Paris-Saint Germain have signed on as international participants in The Women's Cup, an inaugural event to be played at Lynn Family Stadium in ...
|Illinois first state to extend Medicaid postpartum benefits to 12 months
Gov. JB Pritzker announced that Illinois is the first state in the nation to extend full Medicaid benefits from 60 days to 12 months postpartum, following the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approval ...
|ART 'Immersive Van Gogh' to now continue through Nov. 28
Due to popular demand, the U.S. premiere of the art experience "Immersive Van Gogh" exhibit will extend its run to Nov. 28 after having sold out the current block of tickets. It was originally extended through ...
|SHOWBIZ Trans singer, 'Pose,' Kate Winslet, Lil Nas X, Broadway|
Trans femme indie-punk artist Evan Greer (she/her) released a dystopian new music video for the song "Surveillance Capitalism," a press release noted. She is using it to launch StopSpotifySurveillance.org with Fight for the Future, where she ...
|Roommate of victim of 2004 Chicago stabbing seeking justice for unsolved cold case|
--From a Cook County Crime Stoppers press release - On Wednesday, March 24, 2004, 31-year old Kevin Clewer was found brutally murdered with over 40 stab wounds in his Lakeview apartment in Chicago. Kevin's body was discovered by his father on the evening of March ...
|Attorneys general challenge Tennessee abortion law
A group of 20 attorneys general filed an amicus brief in a case challenging a Tennessee law that requires women to have two in-person appointments at least 48 hours apart before having an abortion, The Hill ...
|Movie about art sensation born into slavery to premiere April 16
Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghostsa film about a man who was born into slavery, and whose works became sensations in the art worldwill premiere Friday, April 16, in local virtual cinemas of Music Box Theatre and Facets. ...