Chicago finally scores an NHL Draft, teenage girl shot while walking to school in West Humboldt Park, and other Chicago news | Bleader

Friday, February 12, 2016

Chicago finally scores an NHL Draft, teenage girl shot while walking to school in West Humboldt Park, and other Chicago news

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click to enlarge Jonathan Toews poses for a photo with Chicago Blackhawks officials after being selected third overall in the 2006 NHL Draft in Vancouver. - AP PHOTO/CHUCK STOODY, CP
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  • Jonathan Toews poses for a photo with Chicago Blackhawks officials after being selected third overall in the 2006 NHL Draft in Vancouver.

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Friday, February 12, 2016. Have a great weekend!

  • Weather: Stay warm! Very cold day with a chance of snow

There's a chance of a little bit of snow in the morning. The cold will be well below average, with a high of 22 and a low of 5. Dangerously low windchills will set in as the day goes on and get worse overnight. It will remain cold over the weekend. [AccuWeather]

  • Chicago set to host its first NHL Draft in 2017

The NFL chose Chicago for its 2015 and 2016 drafts, and now another major professional sports league will host its draft in Chicago: the NHL announced that it will hold its draft in Chicago in June 2017. The event is held in different cities each year (Buffalo will host the 2016 draft), and it's hard to believe that it's the first time Chicago has been chosen. [ESPN]

  • And the shootings continue: 16-year-old shot while walking to school

Just days after a 25-year-old woman was shot and killed by a stray bullet, police believe that a 16-year-old girl was shot by a stray bullet while walking to school Thursday morning in West Humboldt Park. There was reportedly a shootout going on between a U-Haul driver and another driver around 8:30 AM, according to witnesses. The girl was taken to a hospital in stable condition. [NBC Chicago]


  • Rent Vincent Van Gogh's bedroom on Airbnb

To promote the new "Van Gogh's Bedrooms" exhibit, the Art Institute has re-created the artist's bedroom, as depicted in the famous paintings, in a River North apartment that's available to rent on Airbnb. The dates are filling up quickly, so if you don't get a chance to stay—it's only $10 per night—the museum has also built a replica for the exhibit. [Tribune]

  • Runners rank the city's most dangerous intersections

Runners and joggers always have to stay alert on the city's sidewalks. Fleet Feet Sports asked runners which intersections are the worst for running in Chicago, and they ranked University Village's Roosevelt and Union intersection as the most dangerous, with Lincoln Park's Diversey and Lake Shore Drive coming in second. All of the city's alleyways came in at number four. [ABC7 Chicago]

  • Aldermen want to say good-bye to Chicago's "unfair tampon tax"

Tampons are taxed at the same rate as other common products in Chicago, but now aldermen Ed Burke and Leslie Hairston have proposed an ordinance to end the current tax rate of 10.25 percent for feminine hygiene products by classifying them as "medical appliances." [Reader]


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