Happening in Chicago now — May 23, 2018

Happening in Chicago now — May 23, 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 23, 2018

News

-Wrigley Building will sell for $225 million to Chicago billionaire [Curbed]

-$42M Blue Line modernization slated for Belmont, Jefferson Park stations [WGN]

-After R. Kelly is a no-show in court — and his attorneys quit — Chicago judge tosses lawsuit [Chicago Tribune]

-Aldermen seek to yank fascist Balbo’s name from Chicago street, rename it for Ida B. Wells [Reader]

Sports

-Lauri Markkanen gets a big honor:

-What Have I Done?: Cleveland 10 - Cubs 1 [Cubs Den]

-After benching, Welington Castillo gets 3 hits in White Sox's 3-2 comeback win over Orioles [Chicago Tribune]

-Eddie Jackson exceeding expectations with Chicago Bears [al.com]

Entertainment

-See a movie in the sky with Roof on theWit’s summer screening series [Chicago Tribune]

-U2 delivers music – and messages – at United Center [Chicago Sun-Times]

-Mariachi Herencia de Mexico turns Chicago schoolkids into chart-busting stars [Reader]

On this day

-Barbara Barrie, actress (Breaking Away, Barney Miller), born in Chicago (May 23, 1931)

Yesterday on ChicagoNow

-Live in Chicago and got something to say? Share! [Our Chitown]

-Raising my voice against loudness [Retired in Chicago]

-We can't stop writing about school shootings [I've Got The Hippy Shakes]

Lead image via Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune

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