Happy Sunday! Here’s your new edition of the Lakeview Daily.
First, today’s weather: Strong winds subsiding. High: 45 Low: 35.
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Here are the top 5 stories in Lakeview today:
1.A city pilot program which aims to reduce arrests during mental health crisis calls appears to be succeeding, WTTW reports. The CARE project dispatches mental health professionals along with police officers to crisis calls in Uptown, Lakeview and North Center. After four months and more than 130 calls, no arrests or use-of-force incidents have been reported by the Chicago Police Department. (WTTW)
2. The Major League Baseball Players Association announced a $1 million fund to support stadium workers during the lockout, which has already delayed the start of the regular season. The MLB also announced it would start a support fund for workers, but details have not been confirmed. (NBC)
3.About 70 percent of Wrigleyville businesses say they will be hurt by the MLB lockout, according to NBC. “In this neighborhood, in this business, we live and die by the Cubs season,” Sluggers owner Zach Strauss said. (NBC)
4. US Rep. Mike Quigley has moved to Lakeview to be closer to his congressional office on Sheffield Avenue, a spokesperson told the Tribune. His previous home in Lincoln Park is now on the market. (Paid source: Grandstand)
5. More than 400 people took the “Polar Plunge” last weekend at Oak Street Beach. The Lakeview-based Chicago Polar Bear Club raised more than $48,000 for local families in need. (columbia chronicle)
Today in Lakeview:
- It’s the final day to skate at the McCormick Grandstand Ice Rink. (9:30 a.m.)
- PAWS Chicago hosts a family fundraiser event at moon dance. (Noo)
- See “Dumb and Dumber” at the music box. (2pm)
From my notebook:
- CBS Chicago has a complete list of ways for locals to help Ukrainians during the Russian invasion, including making donations and purchasing supplies. (CBS)
- An Illinois District Court judge dismissed radio host Melissa McGurren’s defamation lawsuit against her former station, WTMX-FM. (patch)
- Local governments across Illinois will receive part of the $26 billion opioid settlement with OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma. (patch)
- Mrs. Murphy’s & Sons Irish Bistro and The J. Parker are offering early St. Patrick’s Day specials. (WGN)
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— Georgi Presecky
About me: Georgi is a Chicago-based newsletter writer and partner content curator. She spent five years on the entertainment beat for FF2 Media covering film festivals across the US Her feature articles have been recognized with awards from the Illinois Women’s Press Association and National Federation of Press Women. As editor-in-chief of the Lewis University newspaper, she and her staff earned honors from the Associated Collegiate Press and American Scholastic Press Associations. She began working for Patch in 2019.