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Sun, Mar 15, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Hydrate Nightclub and Elixir locations closed Sunday

Update: Shortly after Hydrate's announcement, Illinois Gov. read...

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Sun, Mar 15, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Chicago officials crack down on bars, restaurants selling alcohol as coronavirus cases rise

City officials announced Sunday new precautionary measures for bars and restaurants that sell liquor across Chicago as the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the state continue to rise. read...

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Sun, Mar 15, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Big Chicks and Tweet to close for at least 14 days starting Monday

Uptown favorites Big Chicks and Tweet have responded to fast-moving developments in the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with a self-imposed quarantine for two weeks starting at the end of the business day... read...

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Sat, Mar 14, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
H2O Festival Puerto Vallarta postponed due to coronavirus, rescheduled for November

The inaugural H2O Festival Puerto Vallarta – originally scheduled for March 27-29 – has officially been rescheduled due to the coronavirus, it was announced Saturday afternoon. read...

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
LA Pride postponed, Chicago's pride events still a go - for now

Organizers of LA Pride have postponed all events related to its 50th anniversary set to take place in June due to the coronavirus outbreak. read...

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Fri, Mar 13, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Police issue warning after string of Lakeview robberies

Chicago police are investigating a string of armed robberies in the Lakeview neighborhood. read...

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Thu, Mar 12, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
H2O Festival Puerto Vallarta is still on schedule for March 27 - 29

Update: H20 Festival Puerto Vallarta postponed, will now be held Nov. read...

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Thu, Mar 12, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
CMSA suspends games and events through March 20 in response to coronavirus

The Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association (CMSA) announced Thursday afternoon that all CMSA games and events are suspended until at least March 20 in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). read...

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Thu, Mar 12, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Ravinia announces 2020 lineup, including Patti LaBelle, Macy Gray and Indigo Girls

The Ravinia Music Festival unveiled its 2020 concert schedule Thursday morning. read...

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Wed, Mar 11, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Open letter about coronavirus and the LGBTQ communities

Over 100 national and local organizations have signed on to an open letter to health and media outlining how coronavirus (COVID-19) may pose an increased risk to the LGBTQ population and... read...

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Wed, Mar 11, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Downtown St. Patrick's Day Parade canceled amid coronavirus concerns

Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade has been cancelled in lieu of coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, according to the event's website. read...

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Tue, Mar 10, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Report: Man sexually assaulted, robbed in Boystown nightclub

Chicago police are investigating a sexual assault and robbery that happened in the restroom of a Boystown nightclub on Sunday. read...

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Mon, Mar 9, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness finds it hard to 'celebrate' Aaron Schock's coming out

Jonathan Van Ness, Queer's Eye's grooming expert, has criticized Aaron Schock's coming out, saying that there are more important LGBT stories that are not getting as much attention. read...

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Mon, Mar 9, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Police investigating 2 weekend deaths at Steamworks

Chicago police are conducting a pair of death investigations after two men died separately over the weekend at Steamworks, 3246 North Halsted. read...

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Sat, Mar 7, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Photos: Bernie Sanders rallies in Chicago's Grant Park

With just over a week remaining until the Illinois presidential primary, Sen. read...

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Sat, Mar 7, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
LGBT leaders, allies rally for Kim Foxx as Jussie Smollett case looms over campaign

Several LGBT community members and allies will rally together to support Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx for re-election as the Jussie Smollett case continues to loom over her campaign. read...

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Fri, Mar 6, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Pride In The Park 2020 expands to two-day event in Grant Park

Pride In The Park will be back this June – with twice the fun. read...

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Thu, Mar 5, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Scarlet Honolulu brings vodka drinks, RPDR queens, go-go boys – and is rooted in Chicago's Boystown neighborhood

Robbie Baldwin has spent his whole career in the food and beverage industry, from a bar back to an operations manager. read...

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Thu, Mar 5, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Former Congressman Aaron Schock comes out as gay

Former Illinois Representative Aaron Schock, who has repeatedly denied rumors about his sexuality, on Thursday came out as gay in an Instagram post and on his website. read...

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Tue, Mar 3, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Anthony Meade documents LGBT history – through photography

Anthony Meade has spent the past 12 years photographing Chicago's LGBT nightlife scene, and with a Flickr account that carries more than 500,000 images, he truly is documenting the communities'... read...

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Tue, Mar 3, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
The new North Bar at Sidetrack: colorful, dynamic and open for business

The 2 1/2-year renovation project of the former Cherry Lounge at Sidetrack was capped off with a grand opening party Thursday, Feb. read...

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Tue, Mar 3, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
HRC: Pete Buttigieg's presidential campaign 'broke glass ceilings'

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT rights advocate, on Monday praised Pete Buttigieg's historic campaign. read...

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Mon, Mar 2, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Scarlet undergoing minor repairs following Sunday fire

Paul Cannella, the owner of Scarlet Bar, confirmed Monday afternoon that the popular Boystown bar has "some minor repairs (needed), but we'll be open as normal" following a small fire... read...

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Sun, Mar 1, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Reports: Pete Buttigieg is dropping out of presidential race

Pete Buttigieg - the first openly gay candidate to run for president - is dropping out of the presidential race on Sunday, according to multiple reports. read...

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Sun, Mar 1, 2020
#LOCAL (CHICAGO)
Sidetrack OUTspoken! featured storytellers for March 3

Chicago's monthly evening of LGBTQ storytelling – known as OUTspoken! - returns Tuesday, March 3 with an exciting line-up of featured storytellers. read...

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