|Simmons moves to gather data on how COVID-19 has harmed LGBTQ+ communities|
--From a press release - SPRINGFIELD — To better determine how the COVID-19 pandemic has harmed LGBTQIA+ communities in Illinois, State Sen. Mike Simmons (D-Chicago) passed legislation out of an Illinois Senate committee Thursday that ...
|Mayor Lightfoot announces Chicago Blueprint for Fair Housing|
--From a press release - MAYOR LIGHTFOOT ANNOUNCES BLUEPRINT FOR FAIR HOUSING New Assessment Outlines Actions the City will take over the next five years to advance fair housing to reduce residential segregation CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced ...
|COVID Chicago to follow national vaccine-eligibility call
As Vice President Kamala Harris visited Chicago on April 6, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city will meet President Joe Biden's call to open vaccine eligibility to all U.S. adults by April 19, The Chicago Tribune ...
|Athlete Ally releases Athletic Equality Index of LGBTQ-Inclusion at NCAA D1 Schools|
--From a press release - LGBTQI+ student athletes are under attack. Here's how schools can step in. LGBTQI+ student athletes already have a lot on their mind between navigating COVID-19, coursework and their sport. They shouldn't have to also worry about ...
|Planned Parenthood of Illinois received $20,000 COVID-19 grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois|
--From a press release - CHICAGO—To help ease the ongoing needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) awarded Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) a $20,000 grant to support operations and enhance the delivery of ...
|COVID Lightfoot won't follow Illinois regarding vaccine eligibility
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city won't open the vaccine to everyone 16 and older along with the rest of the state in two weeks because of a "quantum leap" in COVID cases, according to ...
|Cook County exceeds 10,000 COVID-19 deaths
--From a Cook County press release - The Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the County's 10,000th death due to COVID-19 infection this morning, just over a year after the virus claimed its first victim here. "We mourn with the 10,000 families in our community ...
|Chicago Architecture Center announces
Spring 2021 reopening schedule|
--From a press release - CHICAGO — The Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) announces plans for a safe Spring 2021 reopening of its popular CAC walking tours, CAFC River Cruise and CAC exhibits. Review COVID-19 safety policies for CAC experiences here. CAC ...
|2021 Andersonville Midsommarfest postponed due to pandemic|
--From a press release - The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) today announced the official postponement of this year’s Andersonville Midsommarfest due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
|177 IL organizations document COVID-19 stories, support racial equity work |
--From a press release - CHICAGO — A report detailing the hardships and successes of 177 Illinois-based community organizations underscores the need for more support in protecting our social fabric in a post-COVID world. Illinois Humanities, the Illinois affiliate to the ...
|AFC holds virtual annual meeting, awards ceremony: Innovation Through Action|
AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) held its annual meeting and awards ceremony, "Innovation Through Action," March 4 via Zoom. (It was virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.) AFC President/CEO John Peller said that although much has ...
|Annual Clarence Darrow Commemoration March 13 |
--From a press release - The Clarence Darrow Commemorative Committee will host its annual outdoor tribute to Darrow Saturday, March 13, 10 a.m. at the Darrow bridge in Jackson Park, behind the Museum of Science & Industry. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, ...
|LGBTQ members of Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center perform online
Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Lyric Opera of Chicago was forced to scrap its season of live performances in favor of filmed online concerts. And in many of those presentations, the featured performers were ...
|HIV at 40: Long-term AIDS survivor Sean Strub on diagnosis, being mayor, Larry Kramer|
To say Sean Strub is a fighter is almost the supreme understatement. He was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in the mid-1980swhen having the disease was almost certainly a death sentence. (Even the doctor who diagnosed him passed ...
|COVID More than 100K United Center vaccine appointments to start March 4
More than 100,000 appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the United Center's new mass vaccination site will open March 4, NBC Chicago reported. Appointments will open exclusively to Illinois residents age 65 and older at 8:30 a.m. ...