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


-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]


-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]


-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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