Indiana hate crimes bill moves to a senate vote

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana Sentate committee has voted a proposed hate crimes bill to the full senate for a vote. From FOX59 in Indianapolis: The committee heard nearly three hours of testimony from both supporters and opponents of the proposed bill. The biggest hang up for Indiana is whether the law would include specific classes, like sexual…

New Indiana bill could let pharmacist to give out abortion-inducing medicine

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana General Assembly is considering a bill that would let pharmacist refuse to give abortion-inducing medicine if they have moral or religious objections. From WTHR-TV in Indianapolis: The proposal endorsed by a state Senate committee would expand a current law that prevents doctors or hospital employees from being required to participate in…

Youth Outlook screening ‘Trans the Movie’ this weekend

BUFFALO GROVE — Youth Outlook is hosting a screening of “Trans the Move” this weekend. And there’s still time to register. Click here for more information and to register – https://goo.gl/forms/I7QhnUiOICims6L12.   Stay after the movie for a fantastic Q&A Panel.  Special thanks to Youth Outlook, Buffalo Grove Pride and The Pinta Pride Project for organizing. 1:30…

Two more measles cases in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign News-Gazette reported on Sunday afternoon that there were two new cases of measles in Champaign County. The two cases are in addition to two cases earlier this week. From the News-Gazette: Possible exposures took place between 5 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Texas Roadhouse, 204 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign;…

New exhibition at Chicago’s Leather Archives & Museum

CHICAGO — The Leather Archives & Museum (LAM) is presenting “Fruiting Bodies,” a solo exhibition by Andrew Bearnot, starting on March 2. The LAM made the announcement in an email to supporters. The exhibition will include new artworks by Bearnot shown alongside archival objects from the LAM collection, including important artifacts from Chuck Renslow and…

New progressive caucus forms in the Illinois House

SPRINGFIELD — A group of Illinois House members have formed a caucus to push for progressive causes like cannabis legalization and campaign finance reform. The State Journal-Register of Springfield reported that the new Progressive Caucus announced goals at a press conference on Thursday. From the Journal-Register: Rep. Will Guzzardi, D-Chicago, said the formal structure of…