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Original Rainbow Cone Brings Famous Ice Cream To North Side With Truck At Lincoln Park Zoo

The Original Rainbow Cone's truck at Lincoln Park Zoo is one of the only places on the North Side where people can buy the company's famous ice cream.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Optima Lakeview Luxury Rental Building Opens In Closed Treasure Island Grocery’s Spot With Year-Round Rooftop Pool

The Optima Lakeview building features the city's first year-round rooftop pool, a gym, heated dog park, indoor basketball court and other amenities.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Mama Gloria, Trans Icon Who Mentored Queer Chicago Youth With Her Charm School, Dies At 76

Gloria Allen, known as Mama Gloria by the younger LGBTQ people she mentored, said in a recent interview that she lived most of her life "out and proud" as a Black, transgender woman.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Reclaim Pride Leaders Urge People To Uplift Black Trans Women, Commit To Social Justice: ‘This Is What Pride Should Be About’

The Reclaim Pride March was a merger of the Drag March for Change and Pride Without Prejudice protests, two racial justice demonstrations formed after George Floyd's murder in 2020.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Wells Street Art Festival Returns To Old Town For 47th Year This Weekend

This year's Wells Street Art Festival will feature work from more than 240 artists and booths from 11 local restaurants and bars.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Old Town Art Fair Returns This Weekend With 200+ Artists, Music And Food

The event is expected to draw 10,000 visitors to the heart of the neighborhood to appreciate work from local and nationally acclaimed artists.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Social Justice Protest Aiming To ‘Reclaim Pride’ Happening Sunday In Lakeview

Sunday's Reclaim Pride Protest is a merger of the Drag March for Change and Pride Without Prejudice marches that were born in the wake of George Floyd's murder in 2020.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Lakeside Yoga, Outdoor Pilates Classes Among Lincoln Park Health And Wellness Weekend’s Free Activities

Businesses in Lincoln Park are celebrating the start of summer with a series of free health and wellness classes like yoga by the lake or an outdoor full-body bootcamp.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

AIDS Garden Chicago Opens Along Lakefront, Dedicated To The Thousands Lost To The Deadly Epidemic

The memorial was created near the site of the former Belmont Rocks, a popular gathering place for LGBTQ people between the 1960s and 1990s.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Dakotah Earley Is Out Of Intensive Care 4 Weeks After Being Shot In Head During Lincoln Park Robbery

"Praise God," Earley's mother, Joy Dobbs, wrote on Twitter, announcing he had left the hospital's intensive care unit.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Lightfoot Says Supreme Court’s Pending Abortion Ruling Is ‘Top Of Mind’ For LGBTQ Rights

Mayor Lori Lightfoot discussed the pending Supreme Court ruling's impact on LGBTQ people, among other issues affecting the community, during a meet-and-greet discussion Wednesday.

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At Pink Tiger Farm, Chicago Couple Lives Out Gardening Dreams In Southern Illinois

Kyle McAdams and Brian Elias moved to downstate Goreville last year to live out a new life as farmers.

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Drag Kings Are ‘Booming’ In Chicago, Pushing Limits Of What Drag Can Be

Although drag kings still face adversity compared to their queen counterparts, Chicago is home to a vibrant, thriving community of drag kings.

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The Ultimate Guide To LGBTQ-Owned Businesses In Chicago

Chicago is home to dozens of LGBTQ-owned businesses that serve the community year-round.

Citywide

Police Seize 11 Guns At Another North Avenue Beach Party: ‘Why Do You Need A Gun To Enjoy The Beach?’

This is the second recent instance of a large party drawing hundreds to the beach, angering residents and local politicians.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

XO Marshmallow, A Gourmet Sweets Shop, Moving To Larger Store In Lincoln Park As Company Expands

The new XO Marshmallow shop at 2730 N. Clark St. will have more seating, a private event area and more equipment to roll out new menu items. It's expected to open in early June.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Ginger Minj, Michaela Jaé And Matteo Lane To Headline Northalsted Market Days Festival In August

This year's Market Days marks the 40th celebration of the LGBTQ-friendly street festival. It will run Aug. 6-7.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Bears, Pups And Otters Can Rep Their Identities With New Clothing Line By 2 Local LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

Edgewater-based streetwear brand Soundoff is partnering with Northalsted-based Men's Room to offer the special LGBTQ-themed collection.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted

Mom Of Dakotah Earley, Man Shot In Lincoln Park, Meets Neighbor Who Saved His Life: He ‘Is My Hero’

Video of Earley's shooting shocked neighbors earlier this month. Joy Dobbs said she's not sure her son would have survived if not for the help of neighbor David Hussar.

Lincoln Park, Old Town

Neon Dinkel’s Sign Being Auctioned Off After Century-Old Bakery’s Closure

The vertical neon Dinkel's sign was listed on an auction website with a starting bid of $5,000. The famous bakery closed April 30 after more than 100 years in business.

Lakeview, Wrigleyville, Northalsted
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