Happening in Chicago now — May 15, 2018

Happening in Chicago now — May 15, 2018

Every weekday morning, catch up on the latest in Chicago news, sports and entertainment with "Happening in Chicago now." Check out yesterday's news here.

May 15, 2018

News

-Rauner proposes reinstating death penalty in Illinois, which outlawed it earlier this decade [Chicago Tribune]

-Amazon Go’s cashier-less stores are coming to Chicago and San Francisco [The Verge]

-Retired detective accused of abusing suspects testifies in George Anderson case [Chicago Sun-Times]

-Park District could shut off half of outdoor drinking fountains amid lead concerns [Chicago Tribune]

-Wacker Drive office development along Chicago River lands $665 million in construction financing [Chicago Tribune]

Sports

-Legal sports betting coming soon to several US states [Chicago Tribune]

-Braves 6, Cubs 5 [Chicago Tribune]

-Loyola is raking it in:

-Get to know Kevin Toliver II, an undrafted free agent on the Bears [ChicagoNow]

-Jay Cutler looks like he's enjoying retirement:

-Bobby Portis buys his mom a house [ESPN]

Entertainment

-Aon Center's planned observation deck, Chicago's third, could create competition for tourist dollars [Chicago Tribune]

-First look: Obama Presidential Center museum to contain Oval Office replica [Chicago Sun-Times]

-Take a virtual trip to 1893’s White City at the Museum of Science and Industry [Curbed]

-Ballast Point Set to Open New Chicago Brewery [PorchDrinking]

-Where to celebrate the royal wedding in Chicago [RedEye]

On this day

-Heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano KOs Jersey Joe Walcott in Chicago (May 15, 1953)

Yesterday on ChicagoNow:

-Politics Now: Some things we must do to ensure there is a blue wave on election day

-Writing My Mind: Sometimes all a couple needs is a bike ride

Lead image via Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune

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