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…