Morning roundup – menu money follow up
In the news links to the right, or at bottom if you’re on a mobile device …
Sun-Times buried the follow up to their menu money story – at least I didn’t see it on the front of the website when I was checking. Someone posted it in the reddit. Looks like the money has been allocated but is waiting on the city to do them. Here’s the direct link to the follow.
Now why would the mayor’s office try and embarrass some aldermen who don’t always vote his way? Hmmm.
Both papers report a significant drop in homicides in February. As reported here, there’s also been a significant drop in other crime as well. No one is anything more than cautious as to cause or if the drop will continue in the future. After the problems with their website, the Chicago Marathon will hold a lottery for spots in the race. The Wells Street Bridge shutdown starts tonight. And the Groupon CEO was fired yesterday.
Sun-Times also has a general awarding a medal to the kid who took a bullet for his friend on the souths side. Good for him. Cigarette taxes rise a dollar today, and one place got busted for selling untaxed packs – they had them stashed behind a false wall. And the city is seeking a new red-light camera operator.
Tribune has a 15-year-old ROTC student from the Galewood Neighborhood missing. And read about the pension votes in the state legislature.
Nadig reports that the Northwest Side will finally get blue bin recycling this year.
From the community links …
Patio has Life of Pi this week and has announced a new alliance with the Chicago Cinema Society to bring in independent films and restored films. They’ll be showing “the other side of sleep” and “willow” this weekend.
Portage has only the farmers market this Sunday.
The Reddit has a lot of stuff – report on a beat meeting, the Chicago Skeptics meeting at the Irish Heritage Center and someone is having an exorcism to drive out a poltergeist this weekend.
Speaking of the Irish Heritage Center, they continue their annual Lenten tradition of a Fish Fry on Friday nights. Live music starts at 9. I’ll add them and the Copernicus Center to the community links.