In the early 1990s the Smelts joined with Frontrunners and Windy City Cycling, a gay bikers group in what was called the Smelts Triathlon Weekend. It was organized to unite gay triathletes and triathlon relay teams in a visible way within the very large Chicago Triathlon. Provided

For Decades, The Chicago Smelts Have Been Shattering Stereotypes With Every Backstroke: ‘We’re The Gay Swim Team, And We Kicked Your A–‘

The Chicago Smelts offered talented LGBTQ athletes a safe place to swim in the less tolerant '80s. And that mission remains today.

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Movie Studio Becomes Food Pantry Warehouse Serving Families Impacted By Coronavirus

The Greater Chicago Food Depository is seeking volunteers to help pack boxes of food at the facility donated by Cinespace Film Studio.

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U Of I Family Health Clinic In Pilsen Now Testing For Coronavirus

People experiencing mild to moderate symptoms can request an appointment by phone.

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Want To Avoid Crowds But Be In Nature? Social Distance In These 10 Chicago Parks

Officials have said it's OK to head to the park, but people should keep their visits short and abide by social distancing and hygiene guidelines while there.