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Another City Council Remap Submitted; Field Hearings To Begin

The Roscoe View Journal reports: <blockquote>A new proposed map for Chicago City Council wards was submitted to City Council by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) yesterday, as the debate over how to readjust ward lines to 2010 Census data heats up.</blockquote> Read more <a href=”http://www.roscoeviewjournal.com/news/another-city-council-remap-submitted-field-hearings-to-begin” target=”_”>at Roscoe View Journal</a>

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All Hail the Queens: Phi Phi O’Hara competes for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar

All Hail the Queens: Phi Phi O’Hara competes for the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar

When Season 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race airs later this month, the world will learn what Phi Phi O’Hara and her legion of loyal “phan-atics” already know: Boystown’s hottest female drag star is truly phierce. And, depending on her mood, she’s also phabulous, phreaky, and phine. (Adding a “ph” to various descriptives is a trademark…

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Chicago Pride organizers agree to move parade time

Chicago Pride organizers agree to move parade time

Alderman Thomas Tunney (44th) and the chairman of the Chicago Pride Parade said an agreement was reached with Mount Carmel church to push back the parade’s start time. The Catholic church had complained that the parade’s new route would interfere with Sunday Masses. Read more at chicagotribune.com.

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Proposed development riling up residents

Proposed development riling up residents

A newly planned residential and commercial development located at Halsted and Bradley—just steps away from the heart of Boystown’s popular bar and restaurant district—has prompted a spirited grassroots initiative to vocalize the concerns of the community regarding the gleaming, 15-story glass and metal structure. “The residents of the community that will be adversely affected by…

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Game time: 'The Rosie Show' auditions contestants at Sidetrack

Game time: ‘The Rosie Show’ auditions contestants at Sidetrack

Rachel, Ross, Gertrude and Phoebe—if you can name the odd man out in that group, Rosie O’Donnell may be looking for you. Casting coordinators from “The Rosie Show” will be at Sidetrack this Saturday, November 12, to audition “pop-culture savvy” contestants for the talk show’s daily game segments. It’s no surprise that casting coordinators selected…

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Guardian Angels considering Boystown for new headquarters

Guardian Angels considering Boystown for new headquarters

The Guardian Angels may land in Boystown as early as next spring.  The unarmed, all-volunteer crime fighters are carefully considering the neighborhood for the location of the Chicago chapter’s headquarters. The Chicago chapter—which celebrates its 30th anniversary this month—has been without a central office for almost a decade, according to Miguel Fuentes, 40, chapter leader…

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The visionary behind the Queer Vision benefit

The visionary behind the Queer Vision benefit

Queer Vision—an event benefiting the Queer Film Society—will feature a non-stop compilation of  classic and current  film, TV, Broadway and comedy clips rarely or never before shown at Sidetrack, the Boystown video bar known for its spirited showtunes sing-a-long, with video clips carefully chosen— and sometimes gleefully modified—to entertain the diverse crowd. The Queer Film…

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Chicago activist to be honored Saturday

Chicago activist to be honored Saturday

The life of Chicago community organizer Christina Santiago will be honored this Saturday at the Chicago History Museum, located at 1601 North Clark Street. Santiago was killed at the Indianapolis State Fair on August 13, when a stage collapsed shortly before the band Sugarland was scheduled to perform. Self-identified as a ‘Nuyorican’ lesbian feminist, Santiago…

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