Illinois Leather Contest Weekend Schedule

It’s that time again, the Illinois Leather Contests is happening this weekend! March 17-18th. You do not want to miss this! Fri (Mar 16) 10:30pm – 1am: Meet/Greet at Touché with the contestants and judges – MC’d by Angie and Dean Ogren. Some auctions of titleholder basket items. Sat (Mar 17) 11:30am – 12:00pm – Eye openers (Touché) 12:00pm – 2:30pm – Interviews with the contestants – OPEN to the […]

ILA announces Illinois Person of Leather title

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2018 Illinois Leather Alliance is pleased to announce the addition of the Illinois Person of Leather title to their contest night, on March 17th, 2018. “Many of our titles are very specific in their requirements based on gender, sexuality or relationship mode.” said Michael Shorten, Executive Producer of ILA. “We have been looking for an opportunity to give to leather folks in our community who […]

Chicago Hellfire Club sponsors ILA at the Leather Archives & Museum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 16, 2017 Illinois Leather Alliance is pleased to announce that the Chicago Hellfire Club has sponsored the cost of the Leather Archives & Musuem (LA&M) as the venue for the Illinois Leather Contest night, on March 18th, 2017. “We are very grateful that the Hellfire Club is willing to support local contests and we’re very happy to start a relationship with an icon of the Chicago […]

Presenting our 2016 Illinois Titleholders!

It gives us great pleasure to present to you our 2016 Illinois Leather Alliance titleholders!   IL Trainer – Sir Krystoff IL Puppy – Pup Scout IL Ms Leather Pride – Sarah Sloane IL Leather Sir – Sir Shadi First runner-up for Leather Sir – Sir Tom (left to right in photo) We were so amazed by the love and energy of everyone who competed this weekend. You are ALL […]

TONIGHT! ILA Contest Weekend Begins!

All that we’ve been working towards starts tonight! The fun will start tonight after 9:30 at Touché Chicago – hot contestants, great MC, auction items you don’t want to miss and a whole of hot and sexy leather people! You have to be there!   One other note: Our MC for this weekend, Karen Ultra, will unfortunately not be able to join us. We want to wish our Leather Aunt to […]

Contest weekend is almost here!

We can’t believe it! Only 3 more days till our inaugural event! So let’s meet our HOT contestants!  Check back this week as we reveal additional contestants! IL SIR CONTESTANTS Sir Tom Tom Wray is 41 years old and lives in Chicago with his husband of 9 years, Jeff Woods. By day he works in content development. By night, he covers kink and leather events for the Great Lakes Den […]

A community effort – helping our contest weekend

On behalf of all of us at the Illinois Leather Alliance, we want to send out a big THANK YOU  so much for coming out last night, having a ton of fun and celebrating 2016 kicking off in fine fashion. With your support, we raised over $500 for the TV raffle, jello shots and bootblacking. All that money immediately goes to making some great patches and sashes for the first ILA […]

Exciting news about pup/trainer directors and contest location from ILA!

The producers of ILA have been working hard this autumn and we have lots of exciting news to share with you today! First exciting news, ILA is thrilled to announce that due to the generous sponsorship from the wonderful Karen Ultra-domme, ILA will be having our main contest night at the Leather Archives & Museum. Karen Ultra-domme has also agreed to being roped into our M/C for the weekend, bringing […]

ILA announces judges and MC for March 2016 contests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30th, 2015 Illinois Leather Alliance (ILA) Announces Judges for March 2016 contests The Executive Producers are pleased to announce the Judging Panel for the inaugural Illinois Leather Alliance contests, to be held March 18th and 19th 2016 at Touché Chicago. Your 2016 judges panel is: Ms. Constance – Head Judge – Producer of Bluegrass Leather contests, Great Lakes Master 2003 Chuck Braidwood – Mr. Michigan Leather 2014 […]

Illinois Leather Alliance to Produce Illinois Leather Titles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2015 Illinois Leather Alliance to Produce Illinois Leather Titles Michael and Angie Shorten, International Master/slave 2014, are pleased to announce that they have formed the Illinois Leather Alliance to produce the Illinois Leather titles contest, starting in 2016. The contest will be held on March 18th and 19th, 2016 at it’s traditional location – Touché – known as “Chicago’s Leather Bar Since 1977.” “We are […]