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


-'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]


-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]


-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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