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/…

Mr. Leatherman Toronto: 25-28 Nov, Toronto, ON

Tired of the same old meat every Thanksgiving? Then head to Toronto, ON, for the next IML qualifying event: Mr. Leatherman Toronto. Events include a Friday VIP reception and Meet the Contestants. Saturday begins with educational seminars, continues with the Mr. Leatherman Toronto 2011 Competition, and concludes with a victory party. Mr. Leatherman Toronto Tourism…

$100,000 Lifeline Challenge Grant – 18 Days to Match

By Jamal EdwardsHoward Brown What a difference a week DOES make! In response to last Thursday’s announcement of the Lifeline Appeal to raise $500,000 in 50 days, the community has rallied and raised over $100,000. This Tuesday, we announced that a big hearted, anonymous donor threw us a LIFELINE of a $100,000 Challenge Grant. In…