It’s Wednesday, Chicago. President Joe Biden is expected in town to talk about vaccine mandates. That’s back-to-back visits from U.S. Presidents following Barack Obama’s Tuesday visit to Jackson Park.
Tip of the Day: Be on the look-out for presidential caravan- traffic jams.
Chicago’s still talking about the Bears’ horrific loss Sunday. Patch’s Jeff Arnold turns uses his lip-reading skills to urge Bears owners that it’s obvious they need to do something about Matt Nagy’s terrible play calling before rookie quarterback Justin Fields has to endure more suffering.
Perfectly autumnal. High: 76 Low: 62.
Chicago Patch Top 5
- Former President Barack Obama addressed Chicago gun violence after breaking ground on his controversial, long-delayed presidential center in Jackson Park. “Something I wanted to get done that I couldn’t get done was get smarter, common-sense gun safety measures in place through Congress. But what we can do is potentially give young people the sense that there’s another way for them to empower themselves. … Those young people matter.” (Patch)
- Could a ‘twindemic’ be the perfect storm that brings back pandemic-style lockdowns to Chicago? The city’s top doc says that’s a real possibility if a combination of coronavirus and flu cases threaten the city’s health care system. Or “if we had a new variant come in … where the vaccine was no longer protective against the virus.” (WBEZ)
- Calls for improved coronavirus contact tracing at Chicago Public Schools intensified after the COVID-19 related deaths of two parents of students at Jensen Elementary, where 170 kids were quarantined due to an outbreak. “Let my sister’s death not be in vain. They need to do something,” Jasmya Johnson said. (NBC)
- Once every three days this month, there was a shooting on Chicago expressways. So far this year, there have been 150 expressway shootings on city expressways, according to the Illinois State Police. (Fox32)
- There’s a new sushi joint in the Gold Coast that challenges the “sushi bro culture.” Sushi Boutique aims to appeal to women who want to socialize while noshing on $25 “Bougie Tartar” — or a $50 rolls packed with botan ebi, king crab, shiso, uni, truffle, caviar — and be left alone. (Eater)
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Today in Chicago:
- Soccer Mommy at Thalia Hall (7 p.m.)
- Ravenswood Farmers’ Market (4 p.m.)
- Music Box Theatre Movies At Gallagher Way (7:00 PM)
- Chicago Fire vs. New York City FC at Soldier Field (7 p.m.)
- Little Big Town at Chicago Theater (7 p.m.)
Chicago Patch Notebook
- Portillo’s is going public, expanding 600 restaurants nationwide in 25 years. (Twitter)
- A fatal crash left an infant seriously injured on the South Side. (Patch)
- Vandals busted windows and scrawled racist and anti-vax graffiti on Trader Todd’s in Lincoln Park (Block Club)
- PHOTOS: This week in Hyde Park. (Hyde Park Herald)
- Never forget: There’s still a reward for information on pregnant postal worker Kierra Coles, who went missing in 2018. (Sixth Ward)
- ‘It’s Been Challenging:’ An update on shot Chicago police officer Carlos Yanez Jr.’s recovery. (NBC Chicago)
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