Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | September 12, 2019
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Ross Mathews brings bubbles and brunch to Chicago
Windy City Times: So, you have been throwing drag brunches all over the United States?
Ross Mathews: We started the over a year ago because I love drag queens and brunch. As I was at brunch one time and knew I could do it better. I started it up just for funzies and it sold out every week. I would go to brunch on Saturdays in LA and then Palm Springs by my house on Sundays. I decided to kill two birds with one stone and franchise the brunch in Palm Springs. We have been sold out there every weekend. We put together a business model on how it could work.

Rachel Dratch talks Biance del Rio, gay friends
Rachel Dratch is originally from Massachusetts; she moved to Chicago to further her comedy career by working with The Second City and ImprovOlympic. When asked what one thing she learned from her days in the Windy City she said, "Working with an ensemble was important and building up those friendships carried over onstage. I have never done stand-up, but that's why I like improv, if you are not having a stellar night, there are five other people that will always have your back." READ MORE

Paula Basta talks LGBT elder issues, career, honors
Paula Basta has dedicated her more than four-decade career to advocating for the aging community in a variety of roles. Most recently, Gov. J.B. Pritzker named Basta the director of the Illinois Department on Aging. "It is the honor of my life to be chosen for this post," said Basta. "I am thrilled, excited and energized to be working with the Governor because he cares deeply about the people of Illinois and works very hard and wants those of us in his cabinet to work hard with him. READ MORE

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