Illinois Passes Civil Unions Bill!!!

From the ACLU of Illinois:

“Today, the Illinois Senate followed the lead of the Illinois House of Representatives in passing Senate Bill 1716, the Illinois Religious Freedom and Protection and Civil Union Act. The measure creates civil unions in Illinois, permitting couples – including same sex couples in our state – to enter into a relationship that provides all the basic legal protections and responsibilities currently offered only to heterosexual couples who marry. Illinois now joins a growing list of states that provide recognition to same-sex partners, either through marriage, domestic partnerships or civil unions.”

For more information visit the ACLU of Illinois website.

You’re Invited: Chicago NOW Annual Meeting

Join Chicago NOW for our annual meeting at Early to Bed along with Howard Brown Health Center and Chicago Women’s Health Center for an educational STI/STD panel and to celebrate World AIDS Day.

Rāiganj Where: Early to Bed, 5232 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago

buying Lurasidone When: Wednesday, Dec. 1, 8:00pm-10:00pm

Early to Bed will host us and donate 10% of the night’s sales to Howard Brown Health Center toward their lifeline efforts as the center is at risk of closing.

Early to Bed will also donate a raffle item and those proceeds will also go to Howard Brown Health Center.

We will also have a suggested donation of $5 at the door. All door donations will be donated to Howard Brown.
Wine and light appetizers will be served.

Questions? Contact

Join Chicago NOW For Ham-BINGO!!

Join Chicago NOW at Hamburger Mary’s for their famous Ham-BINGO Monday night event.

Ham-BINGO is a weekly charity event held in the dining room at Hamburger Mary’s from 8PM to approximately 10PM every Monday night.  Donations of $5-10 are collected for each Bingo card from customers and guests. Each card can be reused and is good for all Bingo games played that night. Plus, 90% of the donations collected from the sale of the Bingo cards go directly to Chicago NOW!!

Drink Specials: $5 Sauza Margarita pints, $5 Frozen Sauza Margarita mugs, $2 Jello Shots.

Bingo prizes include:  Next Theater Tickets (for 2), Ms. Magazine subscriptions, Core Power Yoga Unlimited 1 month Pass, Chicago a cappella tickets (for 2), Music of the Baroque tickets (for 2), Language Class Gift Certificate to Digame, Zanies (for 6), Early to Bed Gift Bag, Chicago Architecture Foundation Tour (for 4), Chicago Film Tours (for 2)

During the evening, Chicago NOW also will be having a raffle tickets will be $5 for 2, $10 for 5 and $15 for 10.

Hamburger Mary’s is located at 5400 North Clark Street Chicago, Illinois 60640.

Hope to see you there!!!!

Join The Chicago NOW Board!!

Interested in joining Chicago NOW’s all volunteer board? The chapter is currently looking for women and men interested in becoming involved with Chicago NOW.

We are particularly looking for individuals interested in economic equity, lesbian rights, reproductive justice, grants and development and membership–but don’t worry, if you have other interests within woman’s rights, please don’t hesitate to apply!

To apply please send your resume, coverletter and two professional references to

We will begin conducting interviews in November.

For more information