Happening in Chicago now — May 17, 2018

Happening in Chicago now — May 17, 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 17, 2018

News

-'Things could have gone much worse': Charges filed against ex-student who exchanged gunfire with officer at Dixon High School [Chicago Tribune]

-Public bathrooms become clandestine epicenter of opioid crisis [Chicago Tribune]

-Chicago high school science labs to get $75M upgrades [WGN]

-The Grid: Exploring the Logan Square neighborhood [Chicago Sun-Times]

Sports

-I HATE that *Expletive Deleted* Song; Braves 4, Cubs 1 [Cubs Den]

-An undrafted rookie is taking over Peanut Tillman's number [Reddit]

-Pirates 3, White Sox 2 [Chicago Tribune]

Entertainment

-Get free coffee and a chance to win a new bike at Stan's Donuts this Friday [RedEye]

-With antique spirits and goat brats, Mordecai brings fine dining to Rickettsville [Reader]

On this day

-Lena Waithe, screenwriter, actress and producer, born in Chicago (May 17, 1984)

Yesterday on ChicagoNow:

-James Beard Awards 2018: Practice What You Preach [Behind Chicago Food]

-Cop a Squat at Haymarket Pub & Brewery [On Tap in the Windy City]

-Tiny teeny avocados and 9 other things that are making me happy right now [Opinionated Woman]

-It was a hard day to be a Jew [Politics Now]

-Free Summer Workouts 2018 Edition [The Thrifty Girl's Guide to Chicago]

Lead image via E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune

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