The Palm Card is a weekend rundown of our top news stories based on pageviews and viral impact in the community.
5. Howard Brown raises funds to cover primary care for uninsured
Howard Brown Health Center has announced a fund-matching fundraising challenge for the month of June that will benefit the clinic’s low-income, uninsured patients. HBHC CEO Jamal Edwards said the center looks to raise $350,000 by the end of Pride Month on June 30.
4. In-home HIV test would bring benefits, new challenges
As the Food and Drug Administration decides whether to approve over-the-counter rapid HIV tests this year, consumers and experts weigh in on the benefits and potential risks of testing for the virus that causes AIDS at home.
3. Illinois Senate rejects anti-bullying bill — again
The Illinois Senate again rejected legislation that would require Illinois schools to create anti-bullying programs and fully explain how they would investigate bullying instances Tuesday after an initial vote stalled the bill last week.
2. Gay and lesbian couples join lawsuits seeking Illinois marriage equality
Lambda Legal and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois filed two separate lawsuits seeking marriage rights for Illinois gay and lesbians in the Circuit Court of Cook County Wednesday. Together, the two cases represent 25 couples from Evanston to Marion.
1. NERVO promises “MEGA high energy” next month
If you’re not familiar, NERVO is a pair of Australian twin musicians known for their eccentric style of high-energy electronic dance music. Their work is booming right now, too.