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PRIDE-17-Proud-to-Run-sports-record-participation

PRIDE '17 Proud to Run sports record participation - by Nina Matti - The 36th annual Proud to Run brought in a record 2,200 participants for the 10K run and 5K run/walk on June 24. Co-directors Ryan Hagerty and Justin Koziatek thanked the over 200 volunteers that made the event possible. "This is my favorite part of Pride," Koziatek said. Since it began in 1982, Proud to Run has donated over half a ...


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PRIDE '17 WCT honors 36 at 30 Under 30 - Expanding its number of honorees due to what the determining body saw as a surplus of qualified applicants, Windy City Times actually honored 36 individuals during its 18th annual 30 Under 30 Awards, held at Polo Cafe on Chicago's South Side. WCT Art Director Kirk Williamson and senior entertainment reporter Jerry Nunn emceed the ceremony, which honored 32 people under ...


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Community rallies around former Catholic teacher - Extended for the online edition of Windy City Times - Community members rallied June 24 to demand change at a local Catholic high school where a former teacher says he was fired after students outed and harassed him. Amidst chanting and picketing, including signs with messages such as "Make Ignatius Jesuit Again," roughly 30 alumni, friends, community organizers and a former administrator gathered near Saint Ignatius College Prep to support ...


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Field Museum hosts Pride event at Sidetrack - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Boystown nightspot Sidetrack was the site of a Pride event that might have been unusual for such a spot. However, the Field Museum event "Out in the Field: Slushies and Science," held June 20, successfully combined drinks with biology, geology and other brances of science. Presenters mostly talked about unusual aspects of gender/mating in the animal kingdom, including shapes of ...


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Dining news: Steak Month, Glenfiddich's Project XX, 4th of July - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - —Michael Jordan's Steak House, 505 N. Michigan Ave., is celebrating National Steak House Month, and Executive Chef Craig Couper is debuting the Captain's menu, a monthlong celebration of rare cuts. A couple of the cuts include The Cowgirl ( 18-oz. Iowa Premium USDA 40-day, dry-aged "ribeye filet," priced at $49 ) and the Tomahawk ( 36-oz. Slagel Farms Long Bone ...


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State's Attorney Foxx hosts pride reception - Special to the online edition of Windy City Times - Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx continued the office's tradition of hosting an LGBTQ Pride Celebration. The 8th annual event took place June 26 at Center on Halsted. Kim Hunt, executive director of Pride Action Tank, received the Vernita Gray Lifetime Achievement Award, named after longtime lesbian activist, and state's attorney employee, Vernita Gray. State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, who was ...


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PRIDE '17 Center holds 10th Pride kickoff party - By Tarina Hargrays - On June 23, Center on Halsted celebrated 10 years of its annual Pride Kickoff with another successful rooftop party. The event included food, drinks, music and special guest Coco Montrese, who is most famously known for her role in RuPaul's Drag Race and her impersonation of Janet Jackson. The evening began with guests dancing to the urban and pop tunes ...


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PRIDE SUNDAY AT SIDETRACK - The biggest deck in town. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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PATIO BEEF AT THE SOFO TAP - A new Andersonville Pride tradition with Moose the DJ. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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PRIDE '17 Pride North returns to Rogers Park - DJs, dancing and sunshine all helped to spread Pride rainbows across Chicago's northernmost neighborhood. The Pride North Festival, which took place along Glenwood Ave. between Morse and Lunt, drew hundreds after the parade for a party that went on well into the evening. Photos by Kirk Williamson ...


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PRIDE '17 Back Lot Bash thrills A-ville - This year, the popular Andersonville Pride festival of dancing, DJs and world-class talent took place oer two weekends. Here are some images from Saturday, June 24. Photos by Kat Fitzgerald ( www.MysticImagesPhotography.com ) ...


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PRIDE '17 Unofficial Pride gathering at Montrose Harbor - Despite the closure of the annual Pride at Montrose Festival in 2016, members of the LGBTQ community gathered for the traditional post parade celebration at Montrose Harbor. Friends and families celebrated in the cool early evening with barbecue cook outs, spontaneous dance competitions, and social networking with an emphasis on joy and frivolity. No incidents or arrests were recorded at ...


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Apogee; Mercadito - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - Apogee An apogee is officially described as "the highest point in the development of something." Well, the dana hotel and spa lounge Apogee ( 660 N. State St.; http://apogeelounge.com/ )—a concept in collaboration with The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group—certainly achieves a high point physically. It's at the top of the River North hotel, and produces a breathtaking ( if almost vertigo-inducing ...


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Million strong: Trans-led coalition protests at Chicago Pride Parade - City officials predicted that one million Chicagoans and visitors viewed the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade as it wound its way through the Uptown, Lake View and Lincoln Park neighborhoods on the city's North Side June 25. It was a perfect day for pride celebrants, who were granted a reprieve from the blistering heat that often accompanies the celebration. Temperatures ...


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Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus holds open house - On June 22, the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus ( CBGMC ) held its annual Pre-Pride Parade Open House at Affinity Community Services at 2830 S. Wabash Ave. With many of the Caucus' board of directors and Affinity Executive Director Imani Rupert-Gordon in attendance, guests and caucus volunteers reviewed accomplishments of the group in the last 12 years while looking ...


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Hundreds attend Pride event in south suburbs - In what has been called the first Pride event in the south suburbs of Chicago, hundreds of people attended a celebration in Flossmoor, Illinois, on June 21. Lighthouse, a pro-LGBTQ organization for youths and their families founded in April 2016, organized the event. Jimmy Austin informed Windy City Times that visitors came to the Lighthouse Pride event from Illinois cities ...


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Protestors shut down Chicago McDonald's in support of trans worker - While McDonald's has tried to make some hay out of the LGBTQ community and pride month by placing rainbows on its French fry boxes and sponsoring a few marches, around 50 people gathered at a Chicago restaurant June 23 to call the company out for blatant hypocrisy. Multiple advocacy organizations including Fight for $15, Lambda Legal, Healing to Action and ...


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More than 1,500 at Dyke March in Little Village, Jewish Pride flags banned (UPDATED June 25) - The 2017 Dyke March Chicago demonstrated two opposing personalities as it moved, for the first time, to the Little Village neighborhood. More than 1,500 LGBTQ individuals and allies gathered at Little Village Academy at Lawndale and 26th. With a few representatives from Dykes on Bikes and a contingent of youth leading the way, the marchers shut down half of 26th ...


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CTA unveils Pride trains - On June 23, the Chicago Transit Authority ( CTA ) unveiled four rainbow-themed Red Line trains in honor of Pride Month, according to CTA's Facebook page. On its page, the CTA wrote, "It's important to us that everyone—no matter who you are, how you identify, or where you're from—feel comfortable and confident riding transit in Chicago. Our message is simple: ...


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Some Tito's recipes for Pride - From a press release - Tito's American Mule INGREDIENTS — 1.5 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka — 0.5 oz freshly squeezed lime juice — 3 oz ginger beer INSTRUCTIONS Fill a chilled copper mug with ice. Add Tito's Handmade Vodka, fresh lime juice, and ginger beer. GARNISH Lime wedge or wheel Tito's Greyhound INGREDIENTS — 1.5 oz Tito's Handmade Vodka — 3 oz fresh grapefruit juice ...


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Chicago-area Constituents Protest TrumpCare with Mobile Billboards and Rallies - From a press release - WHEATON, IL, June 22, 2017 — A mobile billboard truck that holds our representatives accountable and spreads awareness about the harm of the American Health Care Act makes its final stops Thursday at rallies in the Chicago suburbs and the city. After debuting in Springfield earlier this week and making its way through the state, the tour arrives in Rep. ...


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Jason Collins at Chicago Sky events - Chicago—The Chicago Sky and retired NBA trailblazer Jason Collins will host Diversity and Inclusion celebrations July 6-8, 2017. Collins became the first active male athlete in any of the four major American professional leagues to publicly announce he was gay in a Sports Illustrated story following the 2012-13 NBA season and has since become an advocate for inclusion in athletics. ...


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Pushing buttons - Recently, local activist Robert Castillo donated his admirable collection of political buttons—a collection that encapsulates the fight for LGBT rights in Chicago and nationwide—to Gerber-Hart Library. Before he donated them, Windy City Times asked Robert to share 10 of his favorite buttons, along with a brief recollection about their significance, both to the community and to him personally. I ...


48th-Annual-Chicago-Pride-Parade-information-from-PRIDEChicago-

48th Annual Chicago Pride Parade information from PRIDEChicago - DATE: Sunday, June 25 TIME: 12 Noon STARTS at: Broadway & Montrose. For changes or updates: www.ChicagoPrideCalendar.org ¢ PrideChgo@aol.com ¢ 773-348-8243 LINE UP: Broadway ( both the east and the west curb lanes, from Montrose to Wilson ); Montrose ( both the north and south curb lanes from Broadway to Clark ); Sunnyside Ave. from Broadway to N. Sheridan Road ...


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Sedaris, Ginsburg, Ailey dancers part of Auditorium's season - The Auditorium Theatre announced its 2017-18 season under new Chief Executive Officer Tania Castroverde Moskalenko—along with its new tagline, "The Theatre for the People." Diverse programming is the hallmark of the upcoming season, with everything from a talk with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's annual visit. Some of the highlights are as ...


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18th annual 30 Under 30 Awards on Wed., June 21 - Each year Windy City Times honors 30 outstanding LGBT individuals ( and allies ) for substantial contributions to the Chicagoland LGBT community in the fields of entertainment, politics, health, activism, academics, sports or other areas. The honors will be presented Wed., June 21, at 6 p.m. at the Polo Cafe, 3322 S. Morgan St., Chicago. Nickecia "Nick" Alder Nickecia ...


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'Lives: Visible' film June 23, 28 at Siskel - Lives:Visible—the new film by Chicagoan Michelle Citron that looks at the working-class butch/fem world of pre-Stonewall Chicago, and the film-based snapshot that recorded everyday 20th-century life—will run at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., on Friday, June 23, 8 p.m. and Wed., June 28, 8:15 p.m. Citron will be at both screenings. The filmmaker, whose 1984 meta-documentary ...


Journey-To-The-Center-Of-Pride-at-Annoyance-Theater-after-the-Pride-Parade

Journey To The Center Of Pride at Annoyance Theater after the Pride Parade - From a press release - Chicago - Get ready for another adventure with eclectic Chicago nightlife collective IT Presents ( Abhijeet, An Authentic Skid Mark, Ariel Zetina, Bon Bon, Eda Yorulmazoglu, Imp Queen and Scott Cramer ) this Pride at IT Presents: Journey To The Center Of Pride on Sunday, June 25th at the Annoyance Theater, 851 W. Belmont Ave. The event takes place after ...


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Biker-club play through June 28 - A new play inspired by the real-life biker club The Sirens of NYC ( the biker gang that leads the Pride Parade in NYC each year ), Gorilla Tango's The Valkyries: Badasses on Bikes is a story concerning queer and trans characters forming their own biker club. "Valkyries" is running Wednesdays at 8 p.m. through June 28 at Gorilla Tango ...


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THEATER REVIEW Pass Over - Playwright: Antoinette Nwandu. At: Steppenwolf Theatre Upstairs, 1650 N. Halsted St. Tickets: ( 312 ) 335-1650 or Steppenwolf.org; $20-$89. Runs through: July 9 Oh, dear. What to write about Steppenwolf Theatre's world premiere of Antoinette Nwandu's Pass Over after all the furor over its initial critical reception? I know I have to choose my words carefully. A review by Chicago ...


Spotlight-on-Gaywatch

Spotlight on Gaywatch - GayCo Productions, Chicago's oldest LGBTQ sketch comedy troupe, presents Gaywatchto celebrate Pride month. The entirely improvised comedy shows are built upon audience suggestions and stories shared by two special guests. Life coach Ali FitzSimmons is featured on Friday night, while GayCo co-founder ( and actor, director, writer and teacher ) Andy Eninger appears on Saturday night in what could be ...


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LGBTQ drama through July 16 - Cor Theater will present the Midwest premiere of the LGBTQ drama Late Company through July 16 at The Buena ( Pride Arts Center ), 4147 N. Broadway. Jessica Fisch will stage the first Chicago production of this new work by Canadian playwright, director and filmmaker Jordan Tannahill. Late Company is set in Chicago's North Shore, and focuses on LGBTQ youth ...


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NUNN ON ONE: THEATER 'The King and' Kavin Panmeechao - Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I continues to captivate audiences decades after premiering back in 1951. The classic musical tells the story of Anna, a British schoolteacher, and her relationship with the king of Siam. This current touring version won four Tonys in 2015 including Best Revival of a Musical. Kavin Panmeechao plays the role of Lun Tha on ...


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CRITICS'PICKS - Great Expectations, Silk Road Rising and Remy Bumppo Theatre at Chicago Temple, through July 2. Victorian Brits may all look alike to us Yanks, but when you move the locale to colonial-era India, there's no mistaking what Dickens was talking about. MSB Her Majesty's Will, Lifeline Theatre, through July 16. Thrilling action sequences enhance this madcap buddy-comedy set in 16th-century ...


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THEATER REVIEW Native Gardens - Playwright: Karen Zacarias. At: Victory Gardens Theater at the Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets: $15-$60. Runs through: July 2 History provides ample testimony to wars arising over initially trivial differences, so we shouldn't be surprised when our own citizens amplify petty squabbles into full-out conflicts requiring vast investments of time, expense and even violence to resolve. The two couples ...


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THEATER REVIEW Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies - Playwright: Jessica Sherr. At: Velvet Fox Productions at the Athenaeum, 2936 N. Southport Ave. Tickets: $24-$34. Runs through: July 2 It was a blunder to be remembered throughout cinema history. On the night of the 1939 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards presentations, the evening edition of the Los Angeles Times published the names of the winners in ...


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Quigley makes statement on Pride - From a press release - CHICAGO — Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley ( IL-05 ), who serves as Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement on LGBT Pride Month, which is observed the month of June: "I am excited to stand with the LGBTQ community to celebrate Pride Month and how far we've come in the fight for equality, while also ...


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Pier Pride at Navy Pier to host AIDS Memorial Quilt, full day of Pride events - From a press release - CHICAGO — The 2nd Annual Pier Pride is set to return to Navy Pier, one of the top nonprofit cultural destinations in the Midwest, on Saturday, June 24 with a full day of Pride activities along the lakefront. Free and open to the public, the family-friendly event is the largest Pride celebration in Chicago outside of the Lakeview neighborhood. As ...


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MillerCoors celebrates Pride Month with Tap Into Change, investing in community - From a press release - CHICAGO ( June 13, 2017 ) — MillerCoors is celebrating Pride Month in Chicago through the "Tap Into Change Program," which will direct 15 cents from every MillerCoors product sold towards non-profit organizations. The program, formerly known as "Great Cents," will contribute up to $35,000 to local groups and agencies focused on LGBTQ and HIV/Aids related issues. Now in its ...


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Pride North Festival, Sun., June 25 - Rainbows and revelers return to Rogers Park this year for the 2017 Pride North Festival, billed as "the Northside's largest neighborhood Pride party." The festival takes place along the block of N. Glenwood Ave., between Morse Ave. and Lunt Ave., in the Glenwood Arts District. This year's event promises two stages with DJs and three dancefloors. Following is a full ...


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Drag rock climbing event benefits Transformative Justice Law Project - On June 13, Brooklyn Boulders Chicago and DO312 presented Out to Climb: Pride Edition at 100 S. Morgan St. The event, which boasted the first drag rock climbing competition ever also featured a host of personalities and entertainers from Chicago's vibrant nightlife community and benefited The Transformative Justice Law Project. Among the celebrities in attendance were emcees Lucy Stoole and ...


SAVOR-Aruns

SAVOR Arun's - DISH: Weekly Dining Guide in Windy City Times - Arun's Thai Restaurant ( 4156 N. Kedzie Ave.; ArunsThai.com ) has a storied history—and this writer has wanted to go to the three-decade-old spot for the longest time. Of course, this anticipation came with its own set of problems, including the possibility of the cuisine and service not living up to its reputation. However, I shouldn't have worried. The word ...


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Registration open for AIDS Run & Walk - Registration has opened for the 16th annual AIDS Run & Walk Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 1. The event will start and finish at Soldier Field in Chicago, and courses for the 5K walk and the 5K/10K runs will stretch along Lake Michigan. Those runs start at 8:30 a.m., with the walk beginning at 8:45 a.m. ( The opening ceremony will ...


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Force advance to championship - The Chicago Force added to its final season—and to its legacy—by defeating the Pittsburgh Passion in the playoffs 45-0 on June 17 at Evanston Township High School. The Force will now play Boston in the conference championship on Saturday, July 8. The game will be in Revere, Massachusetts, at Harry Della Russo Field, with the kickoff time TBD. The winner ...


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Billie Jean King delivers speech at NU commencement - Former star tennis player Billie Jean King, known for her advocacy work on behalf of women and the LGBTQ community, addressed Northwestern University's graduating class June 16, saying, "You are by far the best generation ever, so far— ever—to deal with inclusion. "I'm telling you, it's changing, and it's because of people like you," said King, who also received an ...


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Marathon man leads LGBT running club - By Gene Naden - When Corbin Woodling moved to Chicago in 1990, he had a problem. Fresh from graduate school at Purdue University, he didn't know anyone here and wanted to find a way to meet people outside of the bars. He had just started running so his first move was to search the Windy City Times classified section for running groups. He found ...


Remembering-NAMES

Remembering NAMES - From the inaugural display of the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt at at Navy Pier in 1988. See http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/Pier-Pride-at-Navy-Pier-to-host-AIDS-Memorial-Quilt-full-day-of-Pride-events/59414.html for info on the new display of the quilt this Pride weekend at Navy Pier. Photos by Lisa Howe-Ebright ...


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Macy's raises the rainbow at musical Pride event - Department store Macy's at Water Tower Place threw open the front doors to celebrate Pride Month on June 10. The afternoon was hosted by Halsted personality Sunny Dee-Lite, who lip-synched to Diana Ross and then presented performers while making announcements. Windy City Treble Quire and Lakeside Pride Marching Band both combined pop songs with gay standards to entertain shoppers on ...


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MUSIC Lakeside Pride supports LGBTQs at high volumes - For Lakeside Pride Music Ensembles, Chicago's premier LGBTQ instrumental music organization, the past 20 years have been about pride and the music it creates. Lakeside Pride, part of the Lesbian and Gay Band Association ( LGBA ), stands as an inclusive forum for adult musicians of all skill levels to come together to play music, whether they play their instrument ...


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Libraries marking GLBT Book Month - The American Library Association ( ALA ) and hundreds of libraries will celebrate June 2017 as GLBT Book Month, a nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the LGBT community. Throughout GLBT Book Monthâ„¢ libraries across the country will highlight their collections as part of month-long activities culminating with activities at ALA Annual ...


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Gender JUST double feature June 23 - Gender JUST will be camping out at the Chicago Freedom School, 719 S. State St., and showing back-to-back screenings of masterpieces of radical queer cinema from directors Eric A. Stanley and Chris Vargas on Friday, June 23, 5:30-9 p.m. The organization will be screening the anti-marriage extravaganza Homotopia ( 2007, 27 min. ) and its anti-prison sequel Criminal Queers ( ...


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Clinton to speak at ALA conference - Former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the American Library Association ( ALA ) Annual Conference's closing general session speaker on Tuesday, June 27, 10-11:30 a.m., in the Skyline Ballroom at McCormick Place ( west building ). She was secretary of state ( 2009-13 ) after nearly four decades in public service advocating on behalf of children ...


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Clerk David Orr announces he will not seek 2018 re-election - Cook County Clerk David Orr, on June 21, announced that he will not seek re-election in 2018. In a statement, Orr, who has been County Clerk since December 1990, called the decision "a deeply personal choice that I have tussled with for some time because I care so much about the office, politics and the people in the office. I ...


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Entire 'Boystown' series to be released - Boystown series author Jake Biondi has announced that he is re-launching his entire book series with an entirely new look just ahead of the release of his seventh Boystown book on Friday, July 7. Biondi will unveil the new covers one at a time beginning in June. Biondi has teamed with designer Anna Crosswell of Cover Couture to create Boystown's ...


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Sam Kirk designs ADA-accessible penthouse - Over the past two years, between art exhibitions, public murals and corporate projects, Sam Kirk has been designing a three-story, loft-styled, penthouse in Chicago's River North neighborhood. The penthouse is completely ADA-accessible, with customizations that allow additions to work with the design. According to a press release, "The walls are drenched in vivid color patterns, shimmering tiles blending a rustic ...


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Milly's Orchid Show '29 Years and Holdin' July 29 - Milly's Orchid Show celebrates its "29 Years and Holdin'" anniversary show at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage Ave., on Saturday, July 29, at 8 p.m. The show will feature Brigid Murphy as host Milly May Smithy and band Expo 76. Some of the other acts slated to be featured include Blue Man Group, Karol Kent's Cubs trilogy, Paula Killen, ...


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'Mamby' names 2017 artists - Mamby on the Beach—advertised as "Chicago's only beachside summer music festival"—has announced the artist line-up for the festival, which will take place June 24-25 of Oakwood Beach. Some of the slated acts include MGMT, Local Natives, Walk the Moon, Cut Copy, Thundercat, Ravyn Lenae, BJ the Chicago Kid, Phoebe Ryan, Sir the Baptist and Windy City Soul Club. See MambyBeach.com; ...


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Tours mark Wright's 150th birthday - The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust marks the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth on June 8 as it launches its 2017 summer schedule. Chicago is where Wright spent the first 20 years of his career during a time when he was at his most prolific. The Chicago area has more Frank Lloyd Wright buildings than anywhere in the world. ...


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ATC play explores Kerrigan/Harding - American Theater Company ( ATC ) concludes its 32nd season with the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T., an exploration of the competitive ice-skating saga involving Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Margot Bordelon directs a cast featuring Guy Massey ( Al ), Leah Raidt ( T. ), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson ( Jeff ), Kelli Simpkins ( Joanne ) and ...


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Art expo announces DuSable tie-in - Expo Chicago, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art—with the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Institut francais and The DuSable Museum of African American History, in partnership with Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States—announced The Roundhouse at the DuSable Museum as the official location for a large-scale, off-site exhibition project and official program to ...


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Lady Gaga at Wrigley on Aug. 25 - Lady Gaga will be traveling the globe with the "Joanne" world tour starting Aug. 1 in Vancouver and Sept. 22 in Barcelona with a series of concert dates throughout Europe and the United Kingdom before returning to North America in November and December. Among Gaga's North American stops are Chicago's Wrigley Field on Aug. 25, Montreal's Bell Centre on Sept. 4, Philadelphia's Wells ...


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Michelle Shocked in town this summer - Controversial singer Michelle Shocked will perform three shows at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St., this summer. The performances form what's being called a "trilogy residency," with shows focused on the albums Short Sharped Shocked ( June 27 ), Captain Swing ( Juy 27 ) and Arkansas Traveler ( Aug. 23 ). Shocked initially acquired a large lesbian following in ...


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W&CF bookstore makes HuffPo list - The Huffington Post has released a list of 50 of what it considers to be the best independent bookstores in the country—and Women & Children First made the list. The Andersonville business came in at number seven. Senior reporter Joseph Erbentraut wrote, " Sure, it's a feminist bookstore with a name eerily similar to a certain Portlandia sketch. But it's ...


Lookingglass-ED-Kraft-to-exit

Lookingglass ED Kraft to exit - Lookingglass Theatre Company announced that Rachel Kraft has decided to step down as executive director after 12 years with the company. She will remain at Lookingglass through the end of the calendar year as the company searches for a successor. Kraft has been the executive director of Lookingglass Theatre since September 2005. During her tenure, the company and its ensemble ...


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'Nuns in Charge' through July 16 - Vicki Quade—the creator and co-author of Late Nite Catechism—is bringing back the comedy Put the Nuns in Charge! through July 16 at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted St. The show features the character of Mother Superior, a no-nonsense nun out to teach the seven deadly sins of bad behavior. According to a press release, Quade calls the show ...


THEATER-REVIEW-The-Golden-Girls-The-Lost-Episodes

THEATER REVIEW The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes - Written by: David Cerda. Directed by: Shade Murray. At: Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. Tickets: HandbagProductions.org: $16-20. Runs through: July 12 Hell in a Handbag productions presents The Golden Girls: The Lost Episodes, starring recent Jeff honoree David Cerda as the acerbic Dorothy, Ed Jones as the bubble-headed Rose, AJ Wright as the oversexed Blanche and Adrian Hadlock as ...


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DANCIN' FEATS Kaitlin Webster: Who's the edgy one now? - by Joanna Furnans - Kaitlin Webster did not necessarily stand out as the "edgy one" among her cohort at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. But in 2011, when she made a trip to Chicago to audition for four of the most prominent dance companies in the city, she quickly realized how dissimilar she was from the other female dancers. "I was taller ...


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LETTERS Forging an alliance - The letter to the editor in the last Windy City Times from the Chicago Police Department ( CPD ) caught my attention. Why??? Because our ( LGBTQA group and CPD's ) journey together over the years has been bumpy at best. We have gone from Public Enemy Number One to partners in safety for the Chicago's LGBTQA community. What a ...


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VIEWS A sadder Pride because of Washington inaction - by U.S. Reps Robin Kelly and David Cicilline - Every June, Pride comes to our cities and towns. We break out the rainbow flags, march in parades, and celebrate our uniqueness and being together. But as Pride Month starts, this year feels different. Sure, we will still celebrate this remarkable, diverse and loving community, but we are haunted by the wave of senseless violence that has targeted LGBT Americans. ...


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VIEWS LGBTQ pride events display disparities - June is Pride Month for LGBTQ communities across the country—and parades abound. While we all rev up each June for pride so, too, do the fault lines of race and class in our larger white LGBTQ community. With advances such as hate-crime laws, legalization of same-sex marriage across the country and homophobia being a national concern, the LGBTQ movement has ...


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Youth Outlook to honor Garofalo - Youth Outlook has announced that Dr. Robert Garafalo—division head of Adolescent Medicine and director of the Gender & Sex Development Program at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago—will be honored with the Lorrie Lane Brenneman Lifetime Achievement Award at the agency's gala, "Dare to Dream," on Saturday, Oct. 21. In an unprecedented move, the Leadership Committee of the Youth Outlook Board ...


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'Two Queens' preview at Reunion June 27 - On Tuesday, June 27, Open TV-beta will host the first public preview of the second season of Two Queens in a Kitchen ( #2QIK ), a cooking show featuring Chicago's queens and queers discussing family, home, politics, culture and art while making healthful snacks. The event will take place at Reunion Chicago, 2557 W. North Ave., 7-10 p.m. RSVP at ...


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Social worker to be honored as leader - Sarah Buino is being honored as the 2017 Emerging Leader awardee by the National Association of Social Workers, Illinois Chapter ( NASW-IL ). She is one of three social workers being honored by this chapter. Buino ( MSW, Loyola University Chicago; LCSW; CADC; CDWF ) is founder of Head/Heart Therapy, Inc. She is a licensed clinical social worker, certified addictions ...


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Howard Brown expands program for assault survivors - Howard Brown Health has launched a sexual-harm response project called in.power* to better assist survivors of sexual assault in gaining access to needed medical, behavioral health, legal, and support services. The program is designed to serve all people who experience sexual harm, including LGBTQ people. It is believed to be the first LGBTQ-specific sexual-assault support program of its kind, and ...


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ALMA/PRAA Pride event June 23 - The Assciation of Latino/as Motivating Action ( ALMA ) and the Puerto Rican Arts Alliance ( PRAA ) will host a Pride event at PRAA, 3000 N. Elbridge Ave., on Friday, June 23, 6-9:30 p.m. Attendees will take a few moments to honor those who lost their lives in the Pulse nightclub tragedy in 2016. Chef Roberto Castillo will be ...







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