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Say goodbye to gayborhoods

Say goodbye to gayborhoods

By Assistant Metro Editor

September 2, 2014

Boystown, a Lakeview neighborhood known as the city’s preeminent gay district, may soon see a shift in its demographics as more straight couples move into the area and gay residents move out.In recent years, t...

Veteran suicides to be addressed

Resolution combats veteran suicides

March 3, 2014

To help prevent suicides among veterans, aldermen introduced a resolution to City Council on Feb. 19 that would require further studies on the causes of suicide and raise awareness of the issue.The pro...

Getting Into Face(s)

By Emily Ornberg

September 17, 2012

Psychedelic Hindu gods, glittery nuns, decadent astronauts—the roles change from frame to frame, but subjects JoJo Baby and Sal-E of Bernard Colbert’s photo book “Getting Into Face” have maintained the same routine for five years.Every Monday night, JoJo Baby with friend Sal-E have gone to work as hosts of Chicago’s largest and longest running house-music dance party, the Boom Boom Room, which is currently on hiatus fr...

Ginger peach chicken

By Tiela Halpin

February 7, 2011

Now that the blizzard has relented and the roads are mostly clear, consider heading over to the grocery store to buy some simple ingredients to make a sweet and savory chicken dish.Ginger peach chicken combines the sweetness of the peaches and the spiciness of the ginger to make this dish a win-win. It is easy to make and is great for dinner parties or a night in with friends.All you need are five simple ingredients: four chi...

Neighborhood comes out of the closet

By The Columbia Chronicle

December 7, 2009

by Tony MerevickA Facebook group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood has built a following so large that it has become an alternative option to the gay scene in Boystown located in Lakeview.Created in the summer of 2008 by Columbia librarian Arlie Sims, the group was formed to address the North Side neighborhood’s growing gay population, and bring together local mem...

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