Category: Fox Valley

News and events from the Fox Valley area of the Chicago metro area.

Aurora Pride raising money for Pride 2019

AURORA — Aurora Pride Festival has started fundraising for this year’s Pride event. They’re kicking it off with a GoFundMe. From the GoFundMe page: This past June, Indivisible Aurora held the first ever Pride Parade in the Chicago suburbs. The response was rousing. The reviews were incredible. We saw thousands of participants and spectators turn…

Aurora Pride accepting vendor applications for 2019 event

AURORA — The organizers of Aurora Pride are now accepting vendor applications for the 2019 festival. From their Facebook group post: Aurora Pride is now accepting vendor applications for our June 2019 Marketplace event! ** Don’t wait! Applications are due by January 25th!** This community event will be a family-friendly shopping experience in the Downtown…

2019 Aurora Pride Festival looking for sponsors

AURORA — The Aurora Pride Festival is looking for sponsors as planning gears up for its 2019 set of events, scheduled for June 7 through June 9. With sights set higher than ever, the Aurora Pride Festival boasts numerous events throughout the weekend including a Rainbow Run 5K, Pride Marketplace, opening and closing celebrations, and…

Man sues over former employer, recruiter over revealing HIV status

SCHAUMBURG — A Naperville man this week sued his former Schaumburg-based recuiter and Elgin-based employer for revealing his HIV status and later firing him. From the Daily Herald of Arlington Heights: A 34-year-old Naperville man identified in court records as John Doe seeks damages from Medela of Elgin and the owner of Gotham Professional Services…

Halloween Fest 2018! Party with Pride in Romeoville

ROMEOVILLE — Spanky’s Bar and Grill in Romeoville will serve as host for a Bolingbrook Pride fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 26. From the Facebook event: Please join us for our next Pride event in conjunction with Spanky’s Bar and Grill! Bring the whole family or come party with your friends. Dress in costume and have…

Aurora Pride Festival announces logo contest winner

AURORA — Aurora Pride Festival, the Pride celebration in Illinois’s second largest city, announced today that an entry from Alisa Kober of Arlington Heights as their logo for 2019. Indivisible Aurora announced the contest in mid-July. Alisa came out ahead of 20 semi-finalists. Among the prizes she wins are a $300 cash prize, t-shirt and…