Tag: Belleville

MetroEast Pride holds fundraiser at Club Escapade

BELLEVILLE — MetroEast Pride held their December fundraiser at Club Escapade on Dec. 8. From their Facebook post: Our Metro East Pride December Fun(d)raiser was held on December 8, 2018 with all proceeds going back to MetroEast Pride. Thank you to all of our performers – InZanity Love GodsonofDrag, Mona Chase, Janida S. Love, MissLady LusciousDiva, Jameson-Micheal Hand, and our Entertainment…

Nobody Is Above the Law protests pop up across Illinois

CHICAGO — Protest over the firing of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Session and Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker taking over supervision of the Mueller investigation were planned across the state on Thursday. While protests nationally were coordinated by MoveOn.org, Illinois actions were organized by local groups and individuals. Protestors are concerned that Whitaker, who had…

IDOC denies abuse allegations in transgender inmate’s lawsuit

BELLEVILLE — The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) has denied abuse allegations made in a transgender inmate’s lawsuit on Monday. The Belleville News-Democrat reported Wednesday that IDOC had responded to a lawsuit filed by Deon “Strawberry” Hampton. She sued to be moved to a women’s correctional facility. She has been moved to several men’s prisons…