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Designer-and-entrepreneur-Kiki-Bryant-discusses-future-of-Lollipop-Lola

  Designer and entrepreneur Kiki Bryant discusses future of 'Lollipop Lola'

On Jan. 21, 2021, Kiki Bryant set a $2,000 fundraising goal on Kiva.org to launch a children's doll based on her original book character, Lollipop Lola. The goal was met that same day. "That was a ...


 
Oak-Park-River-Forest-Chamber-of-Commerce-elects-first-Black-LGBTQ-president-in-organizations-history

  Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce elects first Black LGBTQ president in organization's history

In November, the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce elected Darien Marion-Burton to serve as the organization's first Black LGBTQ president. Marion-Burton will begin his role in January 2022 and said he's excited to bring a ...


 
LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-of-Illinois-head-stepping-down

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois head stepping down

LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois Director Jerome' Holston has publicly acknowledged that he will be leaving his post at the end of this month. In a statement, he said, "As my role as Director of ...


 
Andersonville-Chamber-of-Commerce-plans-holiday-shopping-events-supporting-100-businesses

  Andersonville Chamber of Commerce plans holiday shopping events supporting 100+ businesses

--From a press release

CHICAGO (November 22, 2021) - The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is pleased to kick-off the holiday season with a festive line-up of neighborhood events encouraging residents and visitors to "shop local" in support of the ...


 
Eychaner-helps-launch-Midwest-media-outlet

  Eychaner helps launch Midwest media outlet

Major Chicago-based Democratic donor Fred Eychaner is funding a new media outlet that launched Nov. 18, and which is aimed at covering state and local political races in the Midwest, Politico reported. The outfit combines Heartland ...


 
Local-chef-heading-sixth-annual-Chefsgiving-for-local-shelters

  Local chef heading sixth annual 'Chefsgiving' for local shelters

For the sixth year running, Chef Bill Kim and Cornerstone Restaurant Group will host Chefsgiving the weekend before Thanksgiving. In partnership with Inspiration Kitchens, Kim and more than 45 Chicago chefs will prepare meals and come ...


 
Word-is-Out-Queer-Media-Collaborative-launched-by-LMA

  Word is Out: Queer Media Collaborative launched by LMA

--From a press release

Local Media Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Word Is Out: The Queer Media Collaborative, with initial funding from the Google News Initiative Innovation ...


 
Word-is-Out-Queer-Media-Collaborative-launched-by-LMA

  Word is Out: Queer Media Collaborative launched by LMA

--From a press release

Local Media Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of Word Is Out: The Queer Media Collaborative, with initial funding from the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge. The Queer Media Collaborative (QMC) will focus on business ...


 
Rebirth-Garments-Roscoes-among-HRC-Showtime-grant-recipients

  Rebirth Garments, Roscoe's among HRC/Showtime grant recipients

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and Showtime announced the 20 recipients of "Queer to Stay: An LGBTQ+ Business Preservation Initiative" to support and uplift small businesses that focus on LGBTQ+ people of color, women and the ...


 
More-than-a-quarter-of-LGBT-state-local-employees-face-discrimination-at-work

  More than a quarter of LGBT state, local employees face discrimination at work

--From a Williams Institute press release

More than one-quarter of LGBT state and local employees have experienced discrimination at work About half of LGBT people who work in education and law enforcement are not out to their supervisors Over 600,000 LGBT employees ...


 
Chamber-of-Commerce-elects-Marion-Burton-Board-Presidentfirst-Black-LGBT-Pres-

  Chamber of Commerce elects Marion-Burton Board President,first Black, LGBT Pres.

--From a press release

[Oak Park, IL] On Tuesday, November 2, the Oak Park-River Forest Chamber of Commerce elected Darien Marion-Burton as President of its Board of Directors. Marion-Burton, who will take over for Dr. Mary Ann Bender starting January ...


 
Actress-Angelica-Ross-transfers-leadership-of-trans-talent-incubator-to-EC-Pizarro-III-

  Actress Angelica Ross transfers leadership of trans talent incubator to E.C. Pizarro III

By Max Lubbers

In 2017, E.C. Pizarro III listened as Angelica Ross presented about TransTech Social Enterprises, an incubator to build and promote transgender talent in technology fields. He approached her afterward, volunteering to design artwork for TransTech. Now, ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-20M-in-grants-will-support-business-nonprofit-recovery

  Mayor Lightfoot: $20M+ in grants will support business, nonprofit recovery

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) announced today a $20M Chi Biz Strong Grant Program for small business and nonprofit relief and a ...


 
Local-business-gives-historic-Edgewater-storefront-new-life-with-holiday-pop-up

  Local business gives historic Edgewater storefront new life with holiday pop-up

--From a press release

Oct. 20, 2021 - Chicago, IL - The iconic former Granville Pictures storefront at 6200 Broadway in Edgewater is getting a second life with a holiday pop-up from local business City Grange. For nearly 90 years ...


 
Wizard-World-Comic-Con-returns-to-Chicago-

  Wizard World Comic Con returns to Chicago

After being canceled last year because of the COVID pandemic, Wizard World Comic Con Chicago returned to Rosemont's Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on Oct. 15-17—and thousands of people attended. People ranging from attendees to vendors ...


 
LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-to-build-1000-school-supply-kits-for-underserved-kids

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce to build 1,000 school supply kits for underserved kids

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Back 2 School Illinois (B2SI), the state's largest free school supply program, in partnership with the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois, will host a build-A-kit event at the Center on Halsted on Monday, ...


 
Chicago-Plumbing-Code-allows-all-gender-multiple-occupancy-restrooms-

  Chicago Plumbing Code allows all-gender multiple occupancy restrooms

--From a Community Restroom Access Project (CRAP) press release

CHICAGO — The Community Restroom Access Project (CRAP) applauds passage Thursday by the Chicago City Council of the plumbing code modernization ordinance that will allow businesses and building owners to ...


 
Dozens-of-celebrities-companies-set-to-take-part-in-Spirit-Day-on-Oct-21

  Dozens of celebrities, companies set to take part in Spirit Day on Oct. 21

--From a press release

New York, NY, Thursday, October 14, 2021 - Today, GLAAD, the world's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced a preliminary list of celebrities, shows ...


 
Andersonville-celebrates-Halloween-with-Halloween-on-Catalpa-Oct-30

  Andersonville celebrates Halloween with 'Halloween on Catalpa' Oct. 30

--From a press release

CHICAGO (October 14, 2021) — Families are in for a special treat this year as Andersonville once again hosts its socially-distanced "Halloween on Catalpa" event and celebrates the return of ...


 
Rosa-Escareno-named-interim-head-of-Chicago-Park-District

  Rosa Escareno named interim head of Chicago Park District

Former Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Rosa Escareno has been named the interim general superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District. In an Oct. 13 statement, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...


 
Black-Incubator-and-Accelerator-BIA-program-to-offer-support-for-Black-led-organizations-

  Black Incubator and Accelerator (BIA) program to offer support for Black-led organizations

A new program—Black Incubator and Accelerator (BIA)—is offering funding and resources to Black-led organizations that primarily serve Black communities on the South and West Sides. BIA is new this year and run by University of Chicago ...


 
TRAVEL-Conde-Nast-again-recognizes-Chicago-as-top-big-city

  TRAVEL Conde Nast again recognizes Chicago as top big city

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Choose Chicago and World Business Chicago announced Conde Nast Traveler recognized Chicago as the #1 Best Big City in the U.S. for the fifth consecutive year in a row in the results ...


 
BUSINESS-Black-council-HRCF-release-first-ever-Black-in-Fashion-index

  BUSINESS Black council, HRCF release first-ever 'Black in Fashion' index

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and The Black in Fashion Council, an organization that promotes and advances Black representation in the fashion and beauty industry, released their inaugural Black in Fashion Index report, which measures ...


 
GLAAD-launches-video-series-spotlighting-Black-LGBTQ-small-business-owners

  GLAAD launches video series spotlighting Black LGBTQ+ small-business owners

GLAAD has launched "Changemakers," a four-part video series spotlighting Black LGBTQ+ small-business owners and their impact within their local communities before and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The series, presented by ...


 
Chicago-Reader-celebrates-50th-anniversary

  Chicago Reader celebrates 50th anniversary

--From a press release

The Chicago Reader, a fearless, innovative, and nationally respected media voice in Chicago since 1971, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a variety of exhibitions, events, and projects. The Chicago Reader's first issue was October 1, ...


 
Latin-Restaurant-Weeks-taking-place-in-Chicago-Oct-4-18

  Latin Restaurant Weeks taking place in Chicago Oct. 4-18

National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place Sept. 15-Oct. 15, recognizing the many contributions of Hispanic Americans. As an effort to acknowledge the successful influences and cultures of Hispanic Americans, Latin Restaurant Weeks, LLC, will host its ...


 
A-new-street-festival-comes-home-to-Andersonville

  A new street festival comes home to Andersonville

The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce presented the new event Andersonville Homecoming on Sept. 24-26. As guests entered the area blocked off Clark Street between Catalpa and Summerdale avenues, a $10 donation fee was suggested to benefit ...


 
SAVOR-Funkenhausen

  SAVOR Funkenhausen

When it comes to fusion, West Town spot Funkenhausen, 1709 W. Chicago Ave., might be one of the more unusual restaurants. The cuisine here is a mixture of German ...


 
NGLCC-Grubhub-team-to-help-LGBTQA-owned-restaurants

  NGLCC, Grubhub team to help LGBTQA-owned restaurants

The country's vulnerable LGBTQ+-owned restaurants and bars serving food will find help this fall, courtesy of a partnership formed by the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and Grubhub. These small business owners have been among ...


 
Christkindlmarket-marking-25th-anniversary-will-return-to-Daley-Plaza-and-Wrigleyville-

  Christkindlmarket marking 25th anniversary; will return to Daley Plaza and Wrigleyville

--From a press release

(CHICAGO, IL)-(September 15, 2021)-The Christkindlmarket Chicago celebrates its 25th anniversary and will be back in-person as well as online in 2021! Visitors can enjoy their most beloved holiday tradition at two locations this season: ...


 
Pleasure-Chest-donating-to-Gay-for-Good

  Pleasure Chest donating to Gay for Good

Adult novelty boutique The Pleasure Chest will commemorate its milestone 50th anniversary by donating 15% of the total vibrator sales from its four storefront locations and e-commerce store on Sept. 15-30 to Gay for Good—a national ...


 
PASSAGES-Pioneering-lesbian-business-owner-Susan-Mazer-dies

  PASSAGES Pioneering lesbian business owner Susan Mazer dies

Susan Mazer died August 31 due to COVID-19 complications. She was 77. At the time of her death, Mazer was living in Port Saint Lucie, Florida with her wife Janet Norton. Mazer was born May 10, ...


 
City-of-Chicago-files-lawsuits-against-DoorDash-GrubHub-

  City of Chicago files lawsuits against DoorDash, GrubHub

--From a press release

CHICAGO — Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, Acting Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) Commissioner Kenneth Meyer and Corporation Counsel Celia Meza announced that the City of Chicago has filed two ...


 
LGBTCC-hosting-boat-cruise-business-boot-camp

  LGBTCC hosting boat cruise, business boot camp

The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (LGBTCC) is hosting two separate events within the next few weeks. The organization will hold its annual boat cruise Monday, Aug. 23, 6-9:30 p.m., on The Spirit of Chicago ...


 
Jered-Pruitt-CASL-COO-honored-as-a-Crains-Chicago-Business-2021-Notable-LGBTQ-Exec-

  Jered Pruitt, CASL COO, honored as a Crain's Chicago Business 2021 Notable LGBTQ Exec

Chicago — The Chinese American Service League (CASL), the largest AAPI social service agency in the Midwest, is proud to announce that Chief Operating Officer Jered Pruitt was honored as a Crain's Chicago Business 2021 Notable ...


 
Windy-City-Times-fellowships-available

  Windy City Times fellowships available

Windy City Times will have four paid internships for writers available this fall as part of a new journalism education initiative, "Training the Next Generation of LGBTQ Journalists and Storytellers," in partnership with the Field Foundation. ...


 
Aug-12-LGBTQ-town-hall-to-discuss-bar-inclusivity

  Aug. 12 LGBTQ town hall to discuss bar inclusivity

Miller Lite and Equality Federation announced "Open & Proud," an initiative that aims to create safe, inclusive spaces at bars for the LGBTQ community. The program features a series of town halls where LGBTQ individuals older ...


 
Taste-of-Andersonville-returns-Wed-Aug-11

  Taste of Andersonville returns Wed., Aug. 11

--From a press release

CHICAGO (July 28, 2021) — The Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) is excited to welcome back one of its most popular summer events: the annual Taste of Andersonville on Wed., Aug. 11, 5-8 p.m. This year's ...


 
Howard-Brown-Health-calls-on-businesses-LGBTQ-events-to-re-implement-COVID-restrictions

  Howard Brown Health calls on businesses, LGBTQ events to re-implement COVID restrictions

--From a Howard Brown press release

(Chicago, IL, July 28, 2021) — Howard Brown Health, the Midwest's largest LGBTQ healthcare organization, is imploring local businesses and public event producers to implement strict COVID-19 safety and prevention ...


 
Char-Schoenbach-talks-helping-LGBTQs-through-Allstate-next-chapter

  Char Schoenbach talks helping LGBTQs through Allstate, next chapter

Lifelong Chicago resident Char Schoenbach began her career in sales and worked for two insurance agents before opening her own Allstate agency 31 year ago. "I have always believed in providing all people with quality insurance," ...


 
Virtual-TLGBQ-Economic-Justice-Summit-on-Sept-11-12

  Virtual TLGBQ+ Economic Justice Summit on Sept. 11-12

The National LGBTQ Workers Center will hold its 3rd Annual TLGBQ+ Economic Justice Summit on Sept. 11-12. This event will be held virtually. Organizers are still accepting workshop proposals. Those who would like to propose a ...


 
Soapbox-travels-to-Chicago-to-raise-hand-hygiene-awareness-

  Soapbox travels to Chicago to raise hand-hygiene awareness

Clean beauty company Soapbox unveiled the world's biggest bottle of soap in New York City's Times Square on July 15, marking the launch of a multi-city tour aimed at raising awareness for the importance of hand ...


 
Col-Jennifer-Pritzker-donating-to-ACLU-to-help-fight-anti-trans-laws

  Col. Jennifer Pritzker donating to ACLU to help fight anti-trans laws

Chicago philanthropist and business owner Col. Jennifer Pritzker plans to donate $101,000 and additional six-figure future support to the ACLU from her TAWANI Foundation to fight Tennessee's anti-transgender laws in court, a press release announced. T ...


 
Palette-Beauty-dry-bar-offers-quick-affordable-makeup-services

  Palette Beauty dry bar offers quick, affordable makeup services

Nicola Craig has opened a new business, Palette Beauty, at 2730 N. Clark St., in Chicago's Lincoln Park area. Craig—who calls herself a "big business nerd with a passion for both entrepreneurship and creative endeavors"—started her ...


 
STAYCATION-A-cozy-un-hotel-hotel-is-in-Lincoln-Park

  STAYCATION A cozy 'un-hotel' hotel is in Lincoln Park

People may not have heard of The Neighborhood Hotel (2616 N. Clark St.; https://www.theneighborhoodhotel.com/). It's unique in many ways—from reservations to location, and more. But is it worth your time—and ...


 
BUSINESS-Wilson-Sporting-Goods-opens-first-in-person-store-in-Chicago

  BUSINESS Wilson Sporting Goods opens first in-person store, in Chicago

Visiting the new Wilson Sporting Goods store (932 N. Rush St.; https://www.wilson.com/en-us) during its July 15 grand opening, this writer learned two big things: 1. Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is actually headquartered in Chicago, in the ...


 
LGBT-Chamber-of-Commerce-of-Illinois-announces-Shop-Pride-program-showcasing-LGBTQ-business

  LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois announces 'Shop Pride' program, showcasing LGBTQ+ business

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois (LGBTCC), today announced the official launch of the Shop Pride program designed to encourage Illinois residents to support ...


 
Association-of-LGBTQ-Journalists-names-2021-Excellence-in-Journalism-awardees

  Association of LGBTQ Journalists names 2021 Excellence in Journalism awardees

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 14, 2021) — Today, NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists announced the recipients of its 2021 Excellence in Journalism Awards and recognized exemplary work produced in 2020. ...


 
LGBTQIA-tavern-to-open-in-Uptown-this-fall-

  LGBTQIA+ tavern to open in Uptown this fall

2Bears Tavern Group—which owns and operates Andersonville's The SoFo Tap and Meeting House Tavern as well as Rogers Park's Jackhammer—is opening 2Bears Tavern Uptown in the former Nick's on Wilson space at 1140 W. Wilson Ave. ...


 
Chicago-Red-Stars-partner-with-Black-Bread-Company-support-minority-businesses

  Chicago Red Stars partner with Black Bread Company, support minority businesses

--From a press release

Club Launches 'Stars of Chicago Business' Initiative to Support Local, Minority Owned Businesses CHICAGO (July 13, 2021) — The Chicago Red Stars today announced a new partnership with The Black Bread Company, the first ever Black-own ...


 
SBA-Illinois-restaurants-received-14-billion-in-pandemic-funds

  SBA: Illinois restaurants received $1.4 billion in pandemic funds

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced funds for its $29-billion restaurant pandemic relief program were exhausted—leaving nearly two-thirds of applicants out of the money, The Chicago Tribune reported. In Illinois ...


 
Mayor-Lightfoot-celebrates-historic-15-minimum-wage-in-Chicago

  Mayor Lightfoot celebrates historic $15 minimum wage in Chicago

--From a press release

CHICAGO — On July 1, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined City officials, workers, labor leaders and worker advocacy groups to mark a historic raise for hundreds of thousands of Chicago workers while calling on the federal ...


 
Baker-McKenzie-panel-examines-transgender-and-non-binary-workplace-inclusivity-

  Baker McKenzie panel examines transgender and non-binary workplace inclusivity

The law firm Baker McKenzie recently hosted a Pride Month panel discussion titled "Workplace Inclusivity for our Trans/Non-Binary Community." As a part of the event, transgender and non-binary participants from the LGBTQ community shared their workplace ...


 
Miller-Lite-launches-Open-Proud-for-the-LGBTQ-community-

  Miller Lite launches 'Open & Proud' for the LGBTQ+ community

In an effort to forge more inclusive and accommodating spaces for ALL, Chicago's own Miller Lite and Equality Federation are launching "Miller Lite Open & Proud." With this program, Miller Lite will listen to the unique ...


 
Business-owner-Christy-Webber-faces-criminal-charges

  Business owner Christy Webber faces criminal charges

Business owner Christy Webber, a prominent donor to, and activist in, local LGBTQ and other causes and campaigns, is facing a number of criminal charges following a traffic accident and altercation last month. Webber, owner of ...


 
Schakowsky-participates-in-reopening-of-Chicago-restaurant-

  Schakowsky participates in reopening of Chicago restaurant

On June 21, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky—a senior chief deputy whip and founding member of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus—attended the ribbon-cutting for the reopening of Vincent, an Andersonville restaurant in her ...


 
LGBTQ-owned-business-ribbon-cutting-Monday-thanks-to-PPP-Restaurant-Relief-

  LGBTQ-owned business ribbon cutting Monday, thanks to PPP, Restaurant Relief

--From a press release

EVANSTON — On Monday, June 21, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Founding Member of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus; Alderman Harry Osterman, 48th Ward; Rich Sypniewski, owner of Vincent Restaurant and Representatives of ...


 
US-Bank-opens-branch-in-Lake-View-with-LGBTQ-design-

  U.S. Bank opens branch in Lake View with LGBTQ+ design

U.S. Bank has brought what it calls "an enhanced banking experience" to customers of the Lake View East branch at 3214 N. Broadway. The branch is one of four LGBTQ+ flagship branches, with others at West ...


 
Report-Major-corporations-celebrating-Pride-month-also-funding-Fox-anti-LGBTQ-programming-

  Report: Major corporations celebrating Pride month also funding Fox' anti-LGBTQ+ programming

--From a press release

WASHINGTON, DC — According to a new report from Media Matters for America, a nonprofit media watchdog, major corporations that are publicly celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month are also simultaneously advertising on Fox News, funding the network's ...


 
EEOC-has-new-sexual-orientation-gender-identity-resources-for-workplace

  EEOC has new sexual orientation, gender identity resources for workplace

--From a press release

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is observing LGBTQ+ Pride Month, and the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Bostock v. Clayton County, by announcing the release of new resources to ...


 
Employee-fired-for-using-gay-slur-at-Indiana-Arbys

  Employee fired for using gay slur at Indiana Arby's

An employee at an Arby's restaurant in Lafayette, Indiana, was fired after writing a homophobic slur on the receipt of a gay couple, NBC News reported. Craig Gray and John Burns were dining at the restaurant ...


 
Five-Worth-Finding-Rainbow-Soap-Billy-Porter-Honey-West-and-more

  Five Worth Finding: Rainbow Soap, Billy Porter, Honey West and more

— Soap Distillery's Rainbow Soap (SoapDistillery.com): To help celebrate Pride Month, many businesses are offering rainbow versions of their products—and Chicago's Soap Distillery is no exception. A portion of proceeds ...


 
Chicago-LGBT-Hall-of-Fame-seeks-members-for-selection-committee

  Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame seeks members for selection committee

The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame, celebrating its 30th anniversary, invited the LGBTQ+ community to nominate individuals, organizations, businesses, and allies for the 2021 Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame and the response was tremendous. The Chicago ...


 
Chicago-Pride-Fest-planned-for-October-

  Chicago Pride Fest planned for October

--From a press release

CHICAGO — The 20th annual Chicago Pride Fest® returns on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-2. The popular LGBTQ+ street festival, organized by Northalsted Business Alliance, is a two-day community celebration of Pride, concluding the day before ...


 
TransTech-Social-and-Linux-Foundation-offering-tech-training-scholarships

  TransTech Social and Linux Foundation offering tech-training scholarships

TransTech Social Enterprises—the co-working, co-learning community dedicated to empowering LGBTQ+ people and allies with practical, career-ready skills founded by actress/activist Angelica Ross—is teaming with Linux Foundation ...


 
Billy-Masters

  Billy Masters

"This is to announce my retirement from touring and from working in the record business. I've gotten older and I'm tired. So it's time for me to hang up my nipple tassels, having truly given my ...


 
NATIONAL-Election-news-AsylumConnect-Pride-business-items-Bears

  NATIONAL Election news, AsylumConnect, Pride business items, 'Bears'

In Pennsylvania, in a race between contenders in the Democratic primary for Erie County executive, Tyler Titus—a trans person who currently serves as Erie School Board president—was declared the winner, according to The Washington Blade. Titus ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-issues-guidelines-for-Illinois-reopening-on-June-11

  Gov. Pritzker issues guidelines for Illinois reopening on June 11

--From a press release

SPRINGFIELD — Following weeks of steady decreases in new positive COVID-19 cases and with over 67% of residents age 18 and older receiving their first vaccine dose, Governor JB Pritzker is releasing guidelines for Phase 5 ...


 
SAVOR-Punch-Bowl-Social

  SAVOR Punch Bowl Social

Summer is approaching and COVID restrictions are being relaxed—and restaurants are among the many types of businesses benefiting from these changes. A recent visit to Chicago's Punch Bowl Social (310 ...


 
LGBTQ-Inclusive-Corporate-Board-Leadership-Bill-passes-Illinois-General-Assembly

  LGBTQ-Inclusive Corporate Board Leadership Bill passes Illinois General Assembly

--From a press release

Equality Illinois and the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois celebrated final passage by the Illinois General Assembly of a legislative measure to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion on corporate boards of directors. State law already ...


 
Gov-Pritzker-plans-vaccination-of-workers-in-commercial-buildings-as-companies-open

  Gov. Pritzker plans vaccination of workers in commercial buildings as companies open

--From a press release

Chicago — To further expand convenient opportunities for Illinoisans to get vaccinated, Governor JB Pritzker launched a new program today that offers building workers and returning office staff a chance to get their shot at work. ...


 
Chicago-Auto-Show-to-return-to-McCormick-Place-in-July

  Chicago Auto Show to return to McCormick Place in July

On May 4, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot joined elected officials, tourism backers and labor leaders to announce the return of the annual Chicago Auto Show. The event—the nation's largest and ...


 
Northalsted-plans-to-hold-Market-Days-Aug-6-8

  Northalsted plans to hold Market Days Aug. 6-8

The Northalsted Business Alliance plans to host Market Days August 6-8, adding a Friday night edition, the first in its 38-year history. As vaccinations increase and Illinois begins planning for stage 5 reopening, organizers of the ...


 
Chicago-restaurants-receive-Michelin-stars

  Chicago restaurants receive Michelin stars

Local restaurants, old and new, received Michelin stars April 29, according to a Chicago Tribune article. The Michelin Guide's annual ratings play a significant role in anointing restaurant industry royalty ...


 
Navy-Pier-to-begin-phased-reopening-April-30

  Navy Pier to begin phased reopening April 30

Navy Pier will begin its phased reopening Friday, April 30, restoring public access to select outdoor spaces and attractions and cautiously resuming partial operations with public health and safety at the forefront. As part of this ...


 





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