The Imperial Windy City Court of the Prairie State Empire, Inc. dba Windy City Empire, is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that operates in the City of Chicago, and serves the State of Illinois. We are a chapter of the Imperial Court System, the 2nd largest LGBTQ organization in the world.

We raise money for community charities in and out of the LGBTQ community, provide scholarships, and work toward creating a more equal, unified society.

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November 8 - 11

Event: Coronation 15

Coronation 15 is a weekend long event, anchored by our gala on Saturday night. Coronation is where the Windy City Court celebrates the accomplishments of the current reign and welcomes the new reign.

This year, "Playtime at the Imperial Kennel Club" as Regent Empress Katerina Heights and Emperor Adam Lawrence take their final bow for Reign 14.

Tickets are available soon. Hotel information is now available on the Coronation website, www.chicagocoronation.org.

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We should indeed keep calm in the face of difference, and live our lives in a state of inclusion and wonder at the diversity of humanity.

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