The Illinois Eagle

Center On Halstead Presents: A Gala Performance, Will Feature Wanda Sykes and Linda Eder

On Saturday, May 14, Center on Halsted will host Human First, an annual gala performance supporting Center on Halsted. Comedienne Wanda Sykes and singer Linda Eder will perform at the event, held at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park. Human First honors important contributions to Chicago’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender…

The Chicago Casual Traveler: Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI (Kenosha County)

Destination of the Day: Kenosha Public Museum, Kenosha, WI (Kenosha County) One of three museums in the Kenosha system this small but professionally designed museum is great for a day trip to this northern suburb. Current exhibits include “At the Edge of the Ice: Mammoths, Mastodons & More” and “Islamic Cultural Display”. During warmer months…

The Chicago Casual Traveler: Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend events, Chicago-Downtown, IL (Chicago)

Destination of the Day: Saint Patrick’s Day Weekend events, Chicago-Downtown and Irving Park, IL (Chicago) Happy Chicago St. Patty’s Day! While there are plenty of great parades and events throughout the region, the granddaddy of them all is the huge parade downtown in Grant Park and the annual dyeing of the Chicago River. For those…

The Chicago Casual Traveler: Long Grove Historic Village, IL (Lake County)

Destination of the Day: Long Grove Historic Village, IL (Lake County) Nestled in the northwestern suburbs, Long Grove Historic Village is a collection of mostly original or relocated buildings now beautifully restored and now housing small independent shops. Stores include: Farmside Grocery and Winery (food and local wine), Lucy and Ethel’s (1950s gear and gifts),…

Sun-Times Reports on Good Surpise for Gay Widower

Every once in a while, people do the right thing without being pushed into it. The Sunday Chicago Sun-Times reported this week that the U.S. Naval Acadamy respected the wishes of a Marine pilot who died in July 2010 and allowed his ashes to be placed at the Columbarium, a marble waterside crypt next to…

Supreme Court: Rahm Emmanuel stays on ballot

This just in from the Chicago Tribune’s Clout Street blog: The Illinois Supreme Court has said that Rahm Emmanuel can stay on the ballot for Chicago mayor. The courts overrulled the state appellate court that earlier this week had said that Emmanuel didn’t meet the residency requirements of actually living in the state for the…

Burge to still get pension

According the the Chicago Tribune, former CPD commander Jon Burge will still be able to get his pension… while he serves four years for perjury. It was a narrow vote with board members elected by members of the police force voting to let him keep his pension. Those appointed by the city government, who may…

Daily Show calls FOX on BS

We had to share this. The Daily Show has long been a favorite here, but Jon Stewart was in rare form tonight. After a Fox anchor complained about a Democrat comparing the GOP to Nazis (which is in bad form and does nothing to bring down the rhetoric), she denied that anyone at FNC made…

Mr. Chicago Leather: 28-30 January, Chicago, IL

Mr. Chicago Leather, one of two IML qualifying events in Chicago, is scheduled for 28-30 January 2011, at Touche in Chicago-Rogers Park. Bar and sponsoring group’s web site include the current schedule and candidate application information. 28 January: 2010 Welcome Party and Roast 29 January: Contest 30 January: Beer Bust Links- Touche: http://www.touchechicago.com/ MLC: http://www.chicagoleather.org/…