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IML Weekend raises $72,000 for the LA&M

LA&M, Leather Archives & Museum

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives & Museum announced today that International Mr. Leather and International Mr. Bootblack weekend raised $72,000 for the LA&M during the 2016 Memorial Day Weekend event.  In addition to donations from visitors to the IML Leather Market, funds were raised at a raffle of a portable sling from Fort Troff, a…

Great Lakes Drummer coming to Chicago on Sept. 9

Great Lakes Drummer Drummerboy Bootblack

CHICAGO — The Great Lakes Drummer, Drummer Boy, and Drummer Boot Black 2016 contest will be at Touchè in Chicago. Applications can be picked up at Touchè. You must live in the Great Lakes area (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin) to compete. The winner will go on to compete at Drummer North…

Northalsted Market Days this weekend

Northalsted Market Days

CHICAGO — Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Northalsted Market Days is set to be the biggest and best it has ever been! This years Northhalsted Market Days will take place the weekend of August 13th & 14th, 2016, when a crowd of more than 180,000 people from across the country will converge on Halsted…

Pup Vegas wins Imperial Windy City Court Puppy 2017

CHICAGO — Pup Vegas won the first Imperial Windy City Court Puppy contest on Saturday, July 30, at Chicago’s Jackhammer bar. This was the first year for the contest. The previous titleholder, Pup Vino, was appointed to the title and later went on to win Mr. Midwest Leather 2016. Vegas will go on to the…

EI applauds AG Lisa Madigan for brief supporting transgender Illinoisans

Equality Illinois

CHICAGO–Illinois Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan today joined 12 other attorneys general throughout the U.S. in support of the Obama Administration’s policies that advance the equal treatment and protection of transgender Americans in workplaces and schools, a move applauded by Equality Illinois. “Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is standing firm for the equal rights of transgender…