Category: Chicagoland

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

Am I Man Enough?: A Storytelling/Podcasting Show on Oct. 30

CHICAGO — The next Am I Man Enough?: A Storytelling/Podcasting Show will be at the Center on Halsted in Chicago and hosted by author and storyteller Renegade Ada Cheng. From the Facebook event: Our next Am I Man Enough?: A Storytelling/Podcasting Show will be taking place on Tuesday October 30 at 7pm. And I will be bringing…

Moby Dick! The Musical Presented by The Cuckoo’s Theater Project

CHICAGO — The Cuckoo’s Theater Project will premiere Moby Dick! The Musical on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Heartland Studio in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. From the Facebook event: by Robert Longden and Hereward Kaye Directed by TCTP Company Member Donald Kolakowski The girls of St. Godley’s School are in trouble! Money for the school has…

Documents: Art, AIDS & Activism in Chicago on Oct. 20

CHICAGO — Visual Aids and QUEER, ILL + OKAY are presenting video documentation of HIV and AIDS in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 20. From the Facebook event: Ranging from video diaries to documentary footage and oral histories, Documents: Art, AIDS & Activism in Chicago surveys thirty years of media production by activists, artists, and educators working against…

Lightfoot unveils LGBTQ agenda as Chicago mayor

CHICAGO — Lori Lightfoot, the only LGBTQ candidate for Chicago mayor, announced her LGBTQ on Thursday, Oct. 11, which was also National Coming Out Day. Lightfoot made the announcement with a press release posted on her website. Some of her planned initiatives include: City government: Actively recruit LGBTQ+ staff to serve in her administration, including…

ACLU responds to Trump’s incorrect attacks on “Stop and Frisk” in Chicago

CHICAGO — Karen Sheley, Director, Police Practices Project, ACLU of Illinois, made the following statement after Donald Trump said that the Chicago police should use “stop and frisk” to fight violence in the city. “Today, President Trump attacked the ACLU’s 2015 agreement with the City of Chicago to ensure that police only use “stop and frisk” when…