Welcome to the Patch Daily, your five-minute guide to the latest news in Lake View.
Georgi Presecky Patch Contributing Writer
Hello, Lake View readers! This is the debut edition of the Lake View Patch Daily , your five-minute guide to the latest local news. We’ll be sending the most essential headlines and events right to your inbox every morning.
I’m Georgi Presecky, a former film critic and long-suffering Sox fan who works for Patch sites across the country. But Chicago is my home, so let’s get to the news.
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First, today’s weather: Clear throughout the day. High: 75, low: 62.
Here are the top stories in Lake View today:
1. The Chicago Police Department is warning residents about a string of carjackings and armed robberies on the Northwest Side this week. Police say the carjackers appear to be targeting women. ( ABC7 )
2. Chicago health officials removed Connecticut and Washington D.C. from the city’s travel advisory Tuesday. Travelers from the remaining 48 states are advised to get tested for COVID-19 upon arrival and self-quarantine for seven days. ( WGN )
3. Traffic was stalled Tuesday after a car rear-ended a street sweeper on Lake Shore Drive in Irving Park . Two men were treated for injuries at University of Chicago Medical Center . ( CBS Chicago )
4. The Chicago City Council has voted to approve an eight-year police contract with a 20 percent pay raise for officers. In a 40-8 vote, the aldermen “rose above above bitter disappointment that the city did not take greater advantage of its opportunity to demand police reform.” (Paid source: Chicago Sun-Times )
5. Eight Chicago aldermen sent a letter to the Chicago Department of Public Health urging city health officials to require proof of vaccination when dining indoors. Vaccine proof is already required in some Chicago establishments, including Beermiscuous Tavern in Lake View. ( Illinois Policy )
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Today in Lake View:
- The Field Museum , Shedd Aquarium and Museum of Science and Industry are offering free admission for Illinois residents. ( Hours vary )
- Lake View High School hosts a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic. ( 5:30 p.m. )
- Chabad River North & Fulton Market observes Yom Kippur . ( 6:40 p.m. )
- Spike Lee’s “David Byrne’s American Utopia” opens at Landmark Century Centre Cinema . ( 7 p.m. )
- Music Box Theatre hosts an outdoor screening of “Dumb and Dumber” at Gallagher Way . ( 7:30 p.m. )
Lake View Patch Notebook
- Lake View Pantry is seeking volunteers to help address increased food insecurity. ( Lake View Pantry )
- Chicago’s LGBTQ community “will be disproportionately affected” by the end of the Illinois eviction moratorium , which was extended through Sept. 18. ( GoPride )
- Lincoln Park’s Floriole Bakery is set to reopen in October after undergoing pandemic renovations. ( Eater )
- It’s the final day to submit entries to the Forest Preserve of Cook County photo contest. ( FPDCC )
- Live theater is making its return to Chicago arts venues, but the ongoing pandemic is raising questions about safety measures. ( Chicago Reader )
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About me: Georgi is a Chicago-based reporter with seven years of experience writing for entertainment-based publications. She represented FF2 Media for five years at film festivals across the U.S., from Sundance to Austin. Her feature articles have been recognized with awards from the Illinois Women’s Press Association and National Federation of Press Women. As Editor-in-Chief of the Lewis University campus newspaper, she earned honors from The Associated Collegiate Press Association and American Scholastic Press Association. She began working for Patch in 2019.
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