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Prince's lasting impact on Chicago, and other news

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click to enlarge Prince at a June 1997 show at the United Center - PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/SUN-TIMES
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  • Prince at a June 1997 show at the United Center

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Friday, April 22, 2016. Have a great weekend!

  • Weather: Colder but sunny

The sun will be out again Friday, which will have a high of 50 and a low of 41. It will warm up over the weekend, with an expected high of 74 Sunday. [AccuWeather]

  • Chicago mourns Prince and remembers his legacy

The death of 57-year-old music icon Prince shocked the world Thursday, and Chicagoans reflected on the ways his music touched their lives and brought together fans of all ages, races, and sexes. The legend's last concert in the area was an intimate show at City Winery in June 2013. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Disturbing fact: At least 1,000 people have been shot in Chicago this year

In an extremely violent year, this sad milestone has been reached earlier than usual. The 1,000th shooting happened Wednesday afternoon when a 16-year-old was shot in the knee in Altgeld Gardens. [Tribune]

  • Video shows bystanders ignoring a man attacked and run over by a cab

Marques Gaines was a popular bartender at the Marriott Hotel on Michigan Avenue, and his tragic death in River North baffled his family. The 32-year-old was attacked February 7 in the 400 block of North State Street and fell unconscious in the street. A couple of minutes later he was run over by a cab and killed. A graphic and disturbing video just released by the Tribune shows more than a dozen bystanders ignoring Gaines as he lay helpless in the street. [Mediaite] [Tribune]

  • Loyola University Chicago women's basketball coach Sheryl Swoopes under fire

WNBA legend turned Loyola University Chicago coach Sheryl Swoopes is being investigated after a mass exodus of players from the team. One of the former players called the environment "hostile, stressful and uncomfortable" in an interview with ABC News. [ABC 7 Chicago]

  • Anchor Ron Magers doesn't like constant "breaking news" alerts either

One of Chicago's most famous news anchors doesn't like TV's obsession with "breaking news" alerts either. ABC 7 Chicago anchor Ron Magers, who's retiring in May, criticized stations' tendency to label too many news stories as "breaking news" in an interesting interview with his former NBC 5 Chicago coanchor Carol Marin. [Robert Feder]


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