Windy City Times - publishing since 1985  | January 17, 2019
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Cook County medic says boss 'outed' him as transgender
A medical technician who works at Cook County Jail said his supervisor "outed" him as transgender in a private meeting with three colleagues. Now, Logan Grimes says he's afraid to go back to work, citing what he sees as a transphobic and homophobic work environment. For the past six years, Grimes has administered medication to inmates across the jail and at Cermak, the jail's in-house medical center. Read more

Aaron Alexander on being part of the 'Hamilton' ensemble

Windy City Times: So you're a "swing" in the cast, and you cover a bunch of different "tracks." Explain.
Aaron Alexander: I'm in the ensemble, so I'm on stage for almost the entire show. I cover several different roles plus all the dance tracks—I go in and out where I'm needed. If someone calls out sick or gets injured, I step in. Sometimes you have a week notice before you swing in to in a role, sometimes—like if somebody gets sick or injured—it happens mid-show. You rally your body and your spirits and you suit up and go. READ MORE

Madigan Announces Appointment of Rep. Greg Harris as Majority Leader
Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued a statement Jan. 10 announcing his appointment of state Rep. Greg Harris as House majority leader: "At my request, Representative Greg Harris will serve as House majority leader. This is the first in a series of leadership appointments that will be announced in the coming days reflecting the diversity of our state, and reflecting our caucus' approach to the coming legislative session. READ MORE

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