🌱 Weekend Violence + Hot Weather Week + Hendriks Returns to Sox

It’s the last day of May chicago. Let’s catch up on the latest local news, including:

  • New data on violence against postal workers in the city.
  • Cooling centers open as highs are expected to reach 90 all week.
  • Taylor Swift events kick off ahead of the musical sensation’s “Eras” tour coming to Soldier Field.

But first, today’s weather: A thunderstorm in the afternoon High: 82 Low: 65.

Here are the top 4 stories in Chicago today:

1. at least 11 people died in the city over the weekend, and the Sun-Times reported that it was the “deadliest Memorial Day weekend in Chicago in eight years.” More than 40 people were injured in shootings. (Paid source: sun-times)

2. New data from the Chicago Police Department showss five postmen are attacked in the city every week, NBC reports. Crimes against postal workers increased 40 percent since 2021. (nbc)

3. Refrigeration centers open as summer temperatures arrive, with highs in the 90s anticipated this week. Six community centers offer air conditioning from 9 am to 5 pm, with libraries and country houses also open for those who need shelter from the heat. (wgn)

4. White Sox closer Liam Hendriks returned to the mound at Guaranteed Rate Field on Monday night, four months after announcing that he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The fans greeted him with a pregame ceremony alongside his wife Kristi Hendriks, who said, “When all the support from the fans came out for him, it was a moment of… ‘I’m doing this for the city of Chicago.’” More than $100,000 was raised for the Lymphoma Research Foundation through the sale of “Close Out Cancer” T-shirts. (Paid source: Grandstand)

  • Chicago Dance Month returns with “Live at Lunch” performances at The green. (Noon)
  • Watch “ET: The Extra-Terrestrial” for free at gallagher way. (6 p.m.)
  • To celebrate the arrival of the Eras Tour at Soldier Field this weekend, a Taylor Swift Trivia Night is taking place at radio room. (6:30 pm)
  • Brew U Beer School in Old town pour house. (6:30 pm)
  • play lake view Host a Taylor Swift-themed karaoke night. (21:00)

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From my notebook:

  • More than 300 migrants are now housed at Wilbur Wright College for the summer, ABC reports. (abc)
  • The schedule changes are already in effect on Metra’s Union Pacific West and Northwest lines. (nbc)
  • northwestern university lacrosse team brought home the national championship earlier this week. (wgn)
  • Condé Nast Traveler published a new list of 23 things to do in Chicago this summer, from the lakefront trail to the Lincoln Park Zoo. (Conde Nast Traveler)

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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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