Tag: community

More possible measles cases in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN — WICS/WCCU in Champaign reported Thursday that there were four more possible measles cases in Champaign County. From WICS/WCCU: According to the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, lab results are pending for four new local cases for people who believe to have measles symptoms. One of those is considered atypical because it’s not clear if…

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…

Two more measles cases in Champaign County

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign News-Gazette reported on Sunday afternoon that there were two new cases of measles in Champaign County. The two cases are in addition to two cases earlier this week. From the News-Gazette: Possible exposures took place between 5 and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at Texas Roadhouse, 204 N. Country Fair Drive, Champaign;…

St. Louis Blues bail on LGBTQ Pride Night

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues hockey team were supposed to have had their annual Pride Night at a Tuesday night game. Until that was changed at the last second. Local media reported that Pride Night had become “Hockey is for Everyone” night with very little warning. That did not sit well with the…

Drag Queen Story Hour fight moves to E’ville school board

EVANSVILLE — The battle over Drag Queen Story Hour at the Evansville-Vanderburgh Public Library (EVPL) moved onto the school board this week. The countywide school board appoints library board trustees along with the county council and commissioners. Local media reported that opponents to the story hour called on the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) board to…

Vanderburgh County government could take action over Drag Queen Story Hour

EVANSVILLE — Local media has reported that the county government could take action over Drag Queen Story Hour at the Evansville-Vanderburgh County Public Library in February. According to WEHT-TV, one official said she would consider pulling funding from the library if Story Hour goes on as scheduled. From WEHT: A large group against the planned…

Severe cold weather forces closings across Illinois

CHICAGO — As temps reaching -23 approach the state, governments and organizations are preparing for the worst. TPAN, the HIV/AIDS service agency in Chicago, said on their Facebook page that they would be closed for Wednesday and Thursday. The LGBT Resource Center at the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana will be closing at 5 p.m. Tuesday. Western…

‘All That He Was’ 25th Anniversary Benefit Concert and cast announced for March 11

CHICAGO — This one-night-only event will support Pride Films and Plays and Chicago-area AIDS services charities including AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) and the Test Positive Aware Network (TPAN). For one night only, Pride Arts Center will host a benefit concert presentation of the 1993 AIDS-themed Musical ALL THAT HE WAS. With music by Cindy…