Category: Northern Illinois

News and events for Northern Illinois outside of the Chicago metro area and Quad Cities.

Our Trans Family Exhibit opens in October

ROCKTON — UUCRV, PFLAG Rockford and Yellow Brick Road are proud to present “Our Trans Family,” a photo project fostering greater understanding about people who identify as transgender. The photos show people in the transgender community as they express themselves. The documentary exhibit compiles photos and interviews of 20-30 individuals and their families. Unitarian Universalist…

Action Camp 2k17

OTTAWA — For the last four years the Illinois Safe Schools Alliance has hosted a 4-day sleepaway Youth Leadership Action Camp for young people throughout the state to come together to discuss those issues most pertinent to them and learn from one another how best to advocate for change within their school and home communities.…

Equality Illinois PAC makes endorsements in District 211 school board races

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO — Palatine-based Township High School District 211 has become a flash point recently in the fight to protect the civil rights of transgender students. That’s why the Equality Illinois PAC (EI PAC) believes it is important to weigh in on the school board election there with the endorsements of three candidates: Anna Klimkowicz, Robert…

BEL-FORD Sept Slosh on Sept. 12

ROCKFORD — This is the slosh for the Bel-Ford Group. Please visit Bel-Ford Slosh Group for information and rules of our group. (https://fetlife.com/groups/1070820 We have the first floor and the outside patio area. There is a cage in the room we will be in. This event is not being held in a private room, so…