One local collection of artworks was more than influenced by gay themes: The Leather Archives and Museum is devoted to the history and practices of the gay leather scene; Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood is home to the archive.
Age is no excuse when it comes to adventure. Take Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson - who didn’t let retirement slow them down. They traded high power jobs for a high mileage lifestyle. The friends document their travels around the world on the public TV show the Grannies on Safari.
Controlling crime is a big part of Mayor Emanuel's agenda but Eight Forty-Eight wanted to turn to someone whose job is to create it - on the page that is. Crime writer Sara Paretsky and her fictional detective protagonist, V.I. Warshawski, both call Chicago home.