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Wrigley Field will host the MLB All-Star Game in the ‘near future,’ and other Chicago news

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click to enlarge A view of Wrigley Field during the national anthem on the Fourth of July - PHOTO BY DAVID BANKS/GETTY IMAGES
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  • A view of Wrigley Field during the national anthem on the Fourth of July

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

  • Wrigley Field will host the MLB All-Star Game in the "near future"

Wrigley Field will host the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in the "relatively near future," according to MLB commissioner Rob Manfred. The legendary ballpark hasn't hosted the coveted game since 1990. "The city of Chicago and Wrigley Field, the renovated Wrigley Field in particular, would be a great site for an All-Star Game," Manfred said at the All-Star Fanfest in Miami Monday. "There will be an All-Star Game in Wrigley Field in the relatively near future." Construction on Wrigley Field is expected to be finished in 2020, which is the year the team has been aiming for. ''The city wants it; we want it,'' Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney said at the Cubs Convention in January. ''But we've got to convince [Major League Baseball commissioner Rob] Manfred that we've earned it." [Sun-Times]

  • Mexican immigrant scheduled for deportation sues CPD for alleged gang database error

A Mexican immigrant facing deportation has sued the Chicago Police Department, "alleging he was wrongly listed in a gang database and that it cost him the chance to get protection through a federal program and remain in the U.S.," according to the Associated Press. Luis Vicente Pedrote-Salinas is scheduled to be deported July 20 after he allegedly was wrongly identified as a member of the Latin Kings during a January 2011 police stop. The 25-year-old applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals but was rejected. "If CPD had not labeled Mr. Pedrote a gang member and included him in its Gang Database, his application for DACA likely would have been granted and he would have received deferred action from deportation," the lawsuit states. "Mr. Pedrote's liberty has been deprived based on false evidence used against him that he could not challenge." [Associated Press via ABC News]


  • Emanuel unveils plans for the Hatchery, a food and beverage incubator in East Garfield Park

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has unveiled plans to move the Hatchery, a food and beverage incubator, to a new 67,000-square-foot, $30 million facility in East Garfield Park. The Hatchery, which is currently located in West Town, would become the first publicly funded "innovation space" outside of downtown, according to DNAinfo Chicago. The new building will include space for 100 food entrepreneurs, and west-side residents will be able to rent space at a discount. Officials say they expect the project to create 150 new jobs in one year and 900 in five. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Woman who killed her newborn baby by dropping it out of the window gets probation

An Uptown woman who confessed to killing her newborn baby by dropping it out the window of a high-rise was sentenced to probation, according to the Tribune. Mubashra Uddin, 20, was charged with first-degree murder in 2015, but was sentenced to four years of probation after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter of a family member last week. The baby girl "suffered complex skull fractures, a fractured spine, a broken left shoulder, fractured left and right ribs and a lacerated aorta, as well as damage to other internal organs" after the drop and was still breathing when a passerby found her, the Tribune reported. [Tribune]

  • Valerie Jarrett signs book deal for memoir and advice book

Close Obama family friend and advisor Valerie Jarrett has signed a book deal with Viking, according to Politico. The book, which is scheduled to be released in 2019, will be a memoir that also offers advice on civic engagement. "From her work on ensuring equity for women and girls, protecting civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system and protecting working families, Jarrett will share lessons about making change and her optimistic vision for what the future holds," Viking said in a statement. "[It is] a story of history, biography, politics and activism— and will provide ideas about leadership and being a good citizen in the 21st century." The financial terms were not revealed. [Politico]

  • Popular cocktail bar Bar DeVille closing, opening at a new undisclosed location

Bar DeVille, one of Chicago's most popular cocktail bars, is closing its location at 701 N. Damen on July 29, but it has plans to open at an undisclosed new location. The Ukrainian Village bar opened in 2009. [Eater Chicago]



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