Category: Illinois

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

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…

Bear Pride 2002

CHICAGO – Despite the rumors earlier this year, the mighty has not fallen. Bear Pride was the mightiest of bear runs on the circuit. Bears know that Memorial Day weekend meant being in Chicago. However, years of operating losses and issues with host hotels allowed the Great Lakes Bears to reinvent the community’s premier run.…

Hot weekend in the Windy City

CHICAGO – The Windy City again will host the two biggest events in both the bear and leather worlds – Bear Pride and International Mr. Leather. Both events take place during the Memorial Day weekend and fill the city with bears and leathermen. Things start off early with the Thursday events for IML. Registration begins…