Category: Illinois

News from Illinois bear, leather and kink communities, courtesy of The Illinois Eagle.

**KINKY DRAWING CLUB** July 7, 2012

anoozle Galleria Domain 2 CHICAGO – Break out your sketch books, sharpen your pencils, and fill your pens in preparation for GD2’s Kinky Drawing Club. This event, hosted by artist Anoozle, is perfect for both the budding illustrator and the experienced artist. Anoozle will direct the model through several short poses to get your creative…

June 15 – Bound To Learn with Master So’N’So

Galleria Domain 2 CHICAGO – Bound To Learn (BTL) provides a collaborative lab environment where you can explore shibari and other types of rope bondage at your own pace while surrounded by peers…. Group: https://fetlife.com/groups/48784 Event: https://fetlife.com/events/92876/v2 This month’s Bound To Learn: Master So’N’So will celebrate his birthday and reminisce about ShibariCon! Don’t try these…

RiTL in Crystal Lake

A new Recovery in The Life group is being established in Crystal Lake, Ill. Meetings will be on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, from 7 to 8 p.m. RiTL is This is a 12 step program that will be open to anyone with addiction or substance abuse problems that desires to quit.…

Midwest Leather Comes to Chicago

By Tony Esquivel, Jr. CHICAGO – Ah, the aroma of Leather, skin, and cigars. Is it IML? No, it’s Friday night, April 7, 2006, for the Mr. Midwest Leather 2006 Meet ‘N’ Greet at the Chicago Eagle. The Master of Ceremonies for contest was Jon Krongaard of Chicago. He is Vice President of the Leather…

Great Lakes Puppy 2006 from the Inside

CHICAGO – Pup whimper of Columbus, Ohio won the Great Lakes Puppy 2006 title this past weekend and Sir Bill of Oak Brook, Illinois got the Handler title. The difference between this contest and the other puppy contests I’ve covered? This time, yours truly, this faithful reporter, was the first runner-up for Great Lakes Puppy.…

Colorful Night of Leather

CHICAGO – Joey Boynton of Chicago kept the Leatherman of Color title in the Windy City and will be taking it to the International Mr. Leather contest next May. Joey and Doc Hoskins of New York City were the contestants for the contest held during BlackOut X, the tenth annual run for the Men of…

Final countdown to IML 2003

  CHICAGO – The world’s hottest leathermen will come together to compete for the title of International Mr. Leather 2003, as IML celebrates its 25th Anniversary, Thursday, May 22 through Monday, May 26, 2003 (Memorial Day Weekend) in Chicago.  The Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe Street in Chicago, is the official host hotel for…