Category: Eastern Illinois

News and events from Eastern Illinois, generally around Champaign/Urbana and along the Indiana border.

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…

CU-RACK February Weekend Event

MONTICELLO — This month, we will be taking another, much requested tour of the Sybian Factory. The factory is located in the country, outside of Monticello, IL. We will have a tour provided by an employee, including information about the creation and use of the Sybian and Venus products. Other topics discussed will include toy…

B/N Area LGBTQA Business Directory Meeting, Jan. 18

    BLOOMINGTON — The Prairie Pride Coalition is embarking on a project to create a B/N resource guide that lists lgbtq-friendly businesses, services, organizations, social service agencies, and spiritual resources. Pictured is a template of the directory as well as the draft of a unique identifier decal that can be displayed at the establishment’s…

Champaign-Urbana, IL Pride Parade

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA — The Champaign-Urbana RACK BDSM/kink group will be marching in the CU Pride Parade on September 10th at 3pm. This is the same day as our munch at 7PM. We welcome all to march with us so if you or anyone you know would like to, please let us know. Please bring any flags…