Posts in category "Boystown"

Fundraiser for 'Patty the Pin Lady'

Fundraiser for 'Patty the Pin Lady'
If you’ve spent ANY time in Boystown, then you are familiar with “Patty the Pin Lady”.  For years she has spent time on Halsted selling pins, red ribbons, candy and other assorted items to raise money for AIDS Charities – she has raised more than $50,000 – which is a huge feat unto itself, but... Read more »

Don't miss Chicago's ONLY Halloween Parade

Don't miss Chicago's ONLY Halloween Parade
For the 15th consecutive year, head to Boystown for the ONLY Halloween Parade in the city – and it’s a doozie! Personally, I’m taking a break from Halloween this year, but that doesn’t mean you should!  Get to Boystown tonight for one of the best parades of the whole year – the North Halsted Street... Read more »

Massive Changes to 2012 Chicago Gay Pride Parade

Massive Changes to 2012 Chicago Gay Pride Parade
Love or hate it, the Chicago Gay Pride Parade will be a completely different event in 2012 based on a report in the Chicago Sun Times. The past few years of the Chicago Gay Pride Parade have seen some raucous partying, and that's all about to change - drastically!  According to the report the 2012 parade will be shorter, will have a different start point and will have a different start time...
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Northalsted Market Days this weekend - are you ready?

Believe it or not – summer is almost over!  Northalsted Market Days is almost upon us, and to me that marks the beginning of the end of summer. Northalsted Market Days IS the Midwest’s largest street festival with an expected attendance of more than 300,000 people (that’s just a few hundred thousand less than our... Read more »

Two Attacks in Boystown - minutes apart

Chicago News Reports has shared that two attacks occurred in Boystown – within minutes of each other. The first attack occurred at 10:49PM when the victim was hit on the head and robbed on the 3300 block of North Broadway near Buckingham. Literally a minute later at 10:50PM an attack was reported at the 3400... Read more »

Get Ready for Northalsted Market Days

Believe it or not – summer is almost over!  Northalsted Market Days is almost upon us, and to me that marks the beginning of the end of summer. Northalsted Market Days IS the Midwest’s largest street festival with an expected attendance of more than 300,000 people (that’s just a few hundred thousand less than our... Read more »
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Boystown CAPS Meeting set for Wednesday July 6

With all of the recent street activity in Boystown – including a videotaped melee that showed a 25 year old man getting stabbed – it’s time to take back the streets. It seems as though every summer there as in an increase in pedestrian traffic in Boystown and with that comes an influx of issues... Read more »

Boystown beating caught on tape

On Sunday, July 3rd at just a few minutes before midnight, someone videotaped a violent attack of someone in the 3300 N Halsted block.  After just the prior evening a Positive Loitering group walked the streets to take back the streets. Here’s the disturbing video. This is from the Chicago Tribune report: Witnesses told police... Read more »

Positive Loitering in Boystown this Saturday Night

As I’m sure you’re all aware, with the start of summer there has been an increase of crime in the city – specifically in Boystown. Over the past few weeks there have been numerous muggings, attacks and even stabbings in the middle of our community – something needs to give.  To help combat some of... Read more »
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Parade Float Vandalism - A Hate Crime?

Debates are raging all over the internets that the recent vandalism that occurred prior to the Chicago Gay Pride Parade should be treated as a Hate Crime. Prior to Sunday’s 42nd Annual Chicago Gay Pride Parade, vandals slashed the tires on 50+ floats destined for the parade.  Although the floats were secured when the float... Read more »