Taste of Chicago / $5 Million Donation from Ken Griffin / Freedom Rider / Nelly
It’s Friday! Have a good week-end.
Big thunderstorms. High: 74 Low: 66.
- Pastor Corey Brooks can finally come down from the roof. The South Side activist, who camped out on a rooftop to raise money to build a community center in Woodlawn, received a $5 million donation from Citadel founder Ken Griffin. (CBS2)
- Taste of Chicago returns to Grant Park for the first time since 2019 This weekend. Nelly, local H and drive-by truckers are carried out. (Patch)
- Chicago native and civil rights activist Diane Nash, one of the “Freedom Riders”, received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden on Thursday. (ABC7)
- A 28-year-old woman was found dead on the tracks of the CTA Red Line view of the lake. (Patch)
- State police defended agency’s decision to grant gun license to Robert Crimo III, the man charged with killing seven people and injuring dozens more in Highland Park on Monday. (Sun-Times)
- Robert Crimo III’s father also defended his decision to support his son’s gun license application. “I completed the consent form to allow my son to go through the process that the Illinois State Police have in place for an individual to obtain a FOID card. …And it was approved” , said Robert Crimo Jr.. (Fix)
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About me: Mark Konkol, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for local reporting, wrote and produced the Peabody Award-winning series Time: The Kalief Browder Story. He was producer, writer and narrator for the CNN docuseries “Chicagoland” and consulting producer for the Showtime documentary “16 Shots.”
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