Brett Peugh

Mr. Central Illinois Bear 2017 contest held

PEORIA — Jeremy Miller won the second Mr. Central Illinois Bear competition this past weekend out of a field of four contestants. The contest was put on by the River City Bears of Peoria. A meet and greet was held Friday night at Club Diesel with the actual contest held Saturday at Blondie’s. The contest…

Champaign/Urbana hold second Pride parade

CHAMPAIGN – This was the second year that kink and leather people marched together in the CU Pride Parade. The community held their parade on Sept. 17. 

Seventeen people of varied genders, identities and orientations from CU RACK, The River City Bears and Mr. Central Illinois Bear marched the route on a sweltering day. The parade included close to 80 entries.

Champaign-Urbana Pride Parade and Fest, Sept. 16

CHAMPAIGN — The Up Center will hold its annual Pride parade on September 16th with Uniting Pride being this year’s theme. The parade will make a loop of downtown Champaign starting at 4 PM. Local kink club Champaign-Urbana R.A.C.K. will be joined by Peoria’s River City Bears in the march this year. All are welcome…

New Mr. Central Illinois Bear sashed

PEORIA – The River City Bears held their First Annual Mr. Central Illinois Bear competition this last Friday and Saturday. The competitors were Micheal Edwards, Bob Roemer, and Don Barnett from Peoria, Brandon Williams from Champaign and Dalton McBride from Danville. The first day of the competition was held at Brandy’s Beer 30 and consisted…

Kinksters march at Champaign Pride

CHAMPAIGN — For the Third Annual Champaign-Urbana Pride Parade held on Sept. 10, ten individuals from Champaign, Chicago, Danville, Mahomet, Mattoon, and Urbana representing the gay, trans, bi, pan, leather, bear, BDSM and kink communities came together for the first time to march under the Champaign-Urbana RACK club’s umbrella. Under the parade’s theme of ‘Love is Greater…