Category: Chicagoland

News and events from the Chicago metropolitan area and the North Shore.

‘Empire’ actor charge with false reporting of hate crime, slammed by CPD brass

CHICAGO — Chicago Police called “Empire” star Jussie Smollet’s alleged false reporting of an attack a “publicity stunt” in a Thursday morning press conference. CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollet had dragged “Chicago’s reputation through the mud” in an effort to increase his salary on the TV show. Smollet was arrested and charged with felony…

Howard Brown Annual Meeting on March 21

CHICAGO — Howard Brown Health will have its annual meeting at Macy’s Loop location on Thursday, March 21. From the Facebook event: Join us for this year’s Annual Meeting, “Connecting the Dots with Care.” All Howard Brown Health patients, staff, and community supporters are invited to join us for a FREE event to review our…

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…

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…

Art Johnston endorses Susana Mendoza for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO — LGBTQ donor and activist Art Johnston endorsed Susana Mendoza for mayor on Thursday. Johnston made the announcement in a video on Mendoza’s campaign site. Johnston is an owner at Chicago’s Sidetracks and a co-founder of Equality Illinois. Equality Illinois PAC endorsed Lori Lightfoot, the only LGBTQ candidate in the mayoral race, last week.…