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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The last and final ‘Trump Plaza’ sign will be removed, and other Chicago news

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Activists gathered near the Trump Tower in July to protest GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump. - ASHLEE REZIN, SUN-TIMES
  • ASHLEE REZIN, SUN-TIMES
  • Activists gathered near the Trump Tower in July to protest GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Wednesday, October 26, 2016.

  • Weather: Rainy and dreary

It will rain off and on throughout the day and evening. It will also be cool, with a high 53 and a low of 48, but it might feel like the temperature is in the 40s all day. [AccuWeather]

  • City Council officially strips Trump of his honorary street designation

The City Council Transportation Committee unanimously voted to remove GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's honorary street designation near his Chicago tower. "We can actually use his own words against him: 'When you hit us, we hit back,'" Alderman Anthony Beale said. One of the honorary "Trump Plaza" signs was already stolen, so the city only has one sign to officially remove. The city can't legally do anything to remove the massive "TRUMP" sign off of the tower's south end, but that hasn't stopped Alderman Brendan Reilly from asking Trump Tower residents to ask Trump to remove the sign. [Sun-Times]

  • Clinton's campaign team considered attacking Rahm Emanuel

The campaign team for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton considered attacking Clinton supporter Mayor Rahm Emanuel after her opponent, Senator Bernie Sanders, slammed the mayor in a tweet, according to campaign chair John Podesta's hacked e-mails. "Bernie is beating us up over Rahm's record on schools in Chicago," senior policy adviser Ann O'Leary wrote in an e-mail before weighing options for a response. [Politico] [h/t Politico Illinois Playbook]

  • Cher coming to Chicago to host a rally for Hillary Clinton

Cher will be headlining a rally and fund-raiser for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at an undisclosed location in Chicago Sunday evening. Tickets for the event range from $125-$5,000 and contributions of $1,000 or more will get attendees a picture with Cher. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Feds allegedly found sexually explicit videos starring ex-congressman Mel Reynolds on his laptop

Federal prosecutors have revealed that they found "sexually explicit videos" involving former U.S. rep Mel Reynolds on his laptop "that may constitute contraband." Reynolds was previously convicted on child pornography charges, and is currently facing a tax fraud indictment. The laptop was confiscated by Homeland Security agents when he was arrested in Atlanta in April. [Tribune]

  • Governor Bruce Rauner and Ohio governor John Kasich make friendly bet on Cubs-Indians World Series

Illinois governor Bruce Rauner and Ohio governor John Kasch are on the same side of the political aisle, but they're on opposite sides of the Chicago Cubs-Cleveland Indians World Series. Rauner promised to send Kasich deep-dish pizza and "Chicago-brewed microbrew beer" if the Indians win the series. Kasich responded by offering to send Rauner "fan favorites from Cleveland" if the Cubs are victorious. [NBC Chicago]


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