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Monday, November 7, 2016

Wikileaks reveals Rahm's Clinton-like custom e-mail domain, and other Chicago news

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Chicago Ideas Week in 2014 - AL PODGORSKI/SUN-TIMES
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  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Chicago Ideas Week in 2014

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Monday, November 7, 2016.

  • Weather: A beautiful Monday

Monday will be beautiful, with a high of 66 and a low of 50. It's supposed to be sunny most of the day, and mild. [AccuWeather]

  • Wikileaks reveals Rahm's custom e-mail domain, RahmEmail.com

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has used personal e-mail to correspond with "top government officials and political figures, including through his own custom email domain that's similar to the one Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton used on a private email server as secretary of state," according to the Tribune. He registed RahmEmail.com on the same day he was sworn in as mayor in 2011, and e-mails from the server surfaced in Wikileaks' release of Hillary Clinton presidential campaign chair John Podesta's hacked e-mails. Podesta also e-mailed Emanuel on a Gmail account in one of the e-mails posted by Wikileaks. Emanuel spokesman Adam Collins denied the existence of a private e-mail server, and told the Tribune that the mayor's customized e-mail domain is common. [Tribune]

  • Black Lives Matter helps pay for funeral of man shot by off-duty cop in Mount Greenwood

Joshua Beal, 25, was shot dead by an off-duty police officer in Mount Greenwood Saturday, and Black Lives Matters Chicago is asking for support to help pay for his funeral costs. The activist group is also asking for charges to be filed against the cop who shot Beal. "We are in a situation where [the Beal family] need support," BLM Chicago's Kofi Ademola said at a press conference. "They need love, and that's what Black Lives Matter Chicago and other organizations are here to do for them." Beal, a resident of Indianapolis, was shot after leaving a funeral. Pro-police and antipolice violence protesters reportedly clashed over the weekend in the south-side neighborhood. [DNAinfo Chicago] [WBEZ]

  • The Cubs parade was apparently the seventh-largest gathering in human history

The Cubs World Series victory made history in more ways than one—an estimated five million people showed up for the parade and rally Friday, reportedly making it the seventh-largest gathering of humans in recorded history, according to NBC Sports. (The next-largest gathering was apparently a 1995 Rod Stewart concert in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which reportedly drew 3.5 million people.) [NBC Sports] [ NBC Chicago]

  • It was a busy final weekend for candidates trying to get out the vote

Candidates across the city, state, and nation spent the final weekend before Election Day trying to get out the vote. Illinois comptroller candidates city clerk Susana Mendoza and incumbent comptroller Leslie Munger visited churches in the city to connect with voters in their tight, expensive, high-profile race. "I don't remember in all my years in politics seeing such nastiness on TV," Mendoza said, regarding her own race and the presidential election. Senate candidates U.S. rep Tammy Duckworth and incumbent senator Mark Kirk were also out on the campaign trail, trying to make one final push for votes. Many people have voted already: 284,506 ballots have reportedly been cast in early voting, breaking a turnout record set in 2008. [Sun-Times] [ DNAinfo Chicago]


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