Category: Statewide

News that affects Illinois as a whole.

First Illinois Bear and Bear Cub named

Illinois Bear

CHICAGO — Jason Shiver-Simpson Mr. Illinois Bear 2016 title and Adam Lawrence won Illinois Bear Cub 2016 in the first Illinois Bear contest this past weekend in Chicago. The contest was held at Jackhammer in the Rogers Park neighborhood. There were a total of six contestants for the contest. The judges for the contest were: The…

On LGBT Advocacy Day, Citizens Urge Support for Transgender Illinoisans and State-Funded Services

SPRINGFIELD — Equality Illinois, partner organizations, and citizens from across the state are in the state Capitol Wednesday for meetings with the state’s leaders on LGBT Advocacy Day and calling on officials to advance a lived equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Illinoisans and their families. The focus of this year’s advocacy day is to…