Potential Hate Crimes + Prosecution of Gang Members + Plastic: Chicago Patch

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Now, today’s weather:

Not quite a sweater weather, but we all know someone who’ll come out with one anyway with a High 74, low 62.


Here are the best stories in Chicago today:

  1. The FBI and the Chicago Police seek community help in identify a man wanted as part of a possible hate crime last month. Police released photos and video of the man they said hit another man in the Argyle Red Line Station then perhaps shouted an “ethnic insult” at him. (Chicago Crest)
  2. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot last initiative of prosecute gang members in order to decrease violence in the city arouses criticism from members of the city council. The plan, which will have to go through the Rules Committee Monday, would allow the city to file lawsuits against the property of gang leaders. (NBC Chicago)
  3. The Illinois Supreme Court announced a $ 60 million more in rental assistance for Illinoisians including housing has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds are arriving just as a federal moratorium on evictions is about to run out. (Chicago Daily Law Bulletin)
  4. Under a new ordinance passed by city council on Tuesday, Chicago restaurants will be ban on automatic dispensing of single-use utensils but compliance would be voluntary and drive-thru restaurants and food stalls at airports would be exempt. (Chicago Sun-Times)
  5. The former head of a Based in Illinois anti-government militia group was found guilty in the Bombing of a Minnesota mosque in 2017. Emilie Claire Hari, formerly known as Michael Hair, has been identified as the leader of White rabbits group in Clarence, Illinois. (Chicago Crest)

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Today in Chicago:

  • Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth will perform a solo show at Empty bottle. (9:30 p.m.)
  • 109th edition of the Journal The second city in the old town (7 p.m.)
  • A dancing parties to the Promoter (10 p.m.)
  • Comedy Open mic evening at Cole’s Logan Square (9 p.m.)
  • Ravenswood Farmers Marlet (4 p.m.)

Chicago Notebook

  1. Enjoy Illinois broadcasts images in height of Galena, Illinois. (Instagram)
  2. Winners were announced in the Chicago Architecture Center competition for the reuse of Thompson Center. (Instagram)
  3. The last days to see Richard Hunt: Scholar’s Rock or Stone of Hope or Love of Bronze are coming. (Facebook)
  4. Profile of Chicago Magazine on the White Sox broadcaster Jason benetti by wait, wait, don’t tell me Pierre Sagal. (Instagram)
  5. Illinois High School Football Top 10 polls. (Associated press)

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Eileen O’Gorman

About Me: As a Breaking News reporter for Illinois, I’ll bring you the most essential stories from across the state. Graduated from Loyola University in Chicago. A question, a comment or a tip? I’m all ears: [email protected] Follow me on Twitter: @Eileen_OGorman

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