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


-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]


-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]


-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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