Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It's so hot right now

Posted By on 06.07.11 at 10:14 AM

It seems Mother Nature is making up for lost time. Chicago will see its hottest weather in five years over the next few days. Says Tom Skilling, “The 95-degree high forecast at O'Hare International Airport today and Wednesday is 18 degrees above the normals for June 7 and 8, and far higher than the 70- and 67-degree highs recorded on the same dates a year ago.”(Tribune)

Acting police chief Garry McCarthy vowed to track down members of the mob of teens that attacked four men in a matter of minutes over the weekend. One of the men attacked said the teens “swarmed” him and wonders what would have happened if they had weapons. Two of the men attacked were visiting for a physicians’ conference. (Sun-Times/Tribune)

Meanwhile, what would a city casino mean for a different type of mob? (AP via Battle Creek Enquirer)

Mayor Emanuel has put a moratorium on city-issued credit cards after disclosures like this: Chicago Housing Authority chief Lewis Jordan used his city-issued credit card to pay for meals at Gibson’s and Hugo’s Frog Bar, and to pay for nearly $800 in red-light camera violations. The final charges amount to thousands of dollars. (Fox Chicago News)

President Obama’s chief economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, is returning to the University of Chicago, where he had taken a leave of absence. (Sun-Times)

Apple’s new iCloud information storage service could change the way we use computers. (Washington Post)

Weiner’s wiener shot round up, via Politico:

Yes, it was him. And he’s very sorry.

He sent emails to a porn star, and coached her to lie about their virtual relationship.

What’s next for the congressman, who once was thought to be a possible successor to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg?

Here’s how American newspapers dealt with the admission. (Newseum)

More than 29,000 pages of Sarah Palin’s gubernatorial emails can be yours for $725.07. (MSNBC)

This Chilean volcano is rapturous. Michael Bay would be jealous. (Gizmodo)

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