🌱 Lightfoot to teach at Harvard + Taylor Swift brings tour to Chicago

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Good day, chicago! In today’s news roundup:

  • A police shooting on Blue Island is being investigated.
  • Plans are moving forward to convert a Logan Square motel into transitional housing.
  • The new minimum wage laws go into effect July 1 in Cook County.

But first, today’s weather: Stay warm in the sun. High: 81 Low: 60.


Here are the top 5 stories in Chicago today:

1. a man was shot and killed by police in Blue Island early Thursday tomorrow, reports WGN. Officers were conducting a welfare check on a “suspicious car” at the intersection of Broadway and Division. The driver had an AR-15 pistol in the vehicle. No further details were available at the time of publication. (wgn)

2. a Off-duty Chicago police officer was shot Wednesday night in the 2200 block of West Maypole. Police officials said he is in good condition after “being confronted by multiple people” and being shot in the arm. (Patch)

3. A “majority” of attendees at a Logan Square meeting this week were in favor of a plan to convert the Diplomat Motel into housing for the homeless, despite some “outrageous” outages reported by Block Club. The plans will be presented to the City Council at the end of this month, which would lead to renewals in December if approved. (block club)

4. Former mayor Lori Lightfoot will teach at Harvard University this fallreports the Tribune. In a Health Policy and Leadership course, she will “share my experiences and perceptions of rule through one of the most challenging chapters in American history,” according to a statement. (Paid source: Grandstand)

5. It’s been a long time coming, but… Taylor Swift To Bring Her Sold-Out “Eras” Tour To Soldier Field Tonight for the first of three shows in Chicago. The 63,500-seat venue released traffic, parking and public transportation information ahead of the event, which has been packing stadiums across the country every weekend as Swift reviews her dynamic discography over the course of a performance of three hours. (nbc)

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Today in Chicago:

  • The Sky touches the Liberty in Wintrust Arena. (5 pm)
  • Play Lincoln Park host a Taylor Swift Sing-a-Long happy hour. (5 pm)
  • the second city presents “Haunted: The Improvised Ghost Hunters.” (7 p.m.)
  • See “The Crucible” in Invictus Theater Company. (7 p.m.)
  • Lookingglass Theater Company presents “Lucy and Charlie’s Honeymoon”. (7:30 pm)
  • Saxophonist Branford Marsalis performs in orchestra hall. (8 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Health officials urge caution this month as Mpox cases “exploded” after Pride events last summer. (WBEZ)
  • park district pools are expected to open June 23. (nbc)
  • Minimum wage will rise more than 30 cents in Cook County as of July 1. (CBS)

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About Me: Georgi is a Chicago-based newsletter writer and associate content curator. She spent five years on the subject of entertainment for FF2 Media covering film festivals across the US. Her featured articles have been recognized with awards from the Illinois Women’s Press Association and the National Federation of Women of Illinois. the Press. As editor-in-chief of the Lewis University newspaper, she and her staff earned honors from the Associated Collegiate Press and American Scholastic Press Associations. She started working for Patch in 2019.

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