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Illinois’ LGBTQ Chamber opens “downstate” office SPRINGFIELD – Aiming to expand “advocacy, services, professional development, and products throughout the state and northwest Indiana,” the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of Illinois is adding a “downstate” Springfield office to its Chicago headquarters, reports Windy City Times. The Springfield office, at 920 S. Spring Rd., is a pivotal step forward for a group whose roots began with 80 Chicago-area LGBT-owned or -friendly businesses. Founded in 1995 by Windy City Times co-founder Tracy Baum and Chicago-area activist Kevin Boyer, the LGBT Chamber now has…

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