Hi, I’m here with your fresh copy of the Chicago Daily, filled with everything you need to know about what’s happening locally. Follow along for the latest.
But first, would you try this new creation from Chicago-based Ferrara Candy?
- ☕ Fresh cold brew delivered to your doorstep
- 🗳️ CTU President Stacy Davis Gates won’t run for mayor
- 🎶 The deal to keep Lollapalooza in Chicago for the next 10 years
Mostly sunny and nice. High: 80 Low: 68.
This great local business sponsors the Chicago Daily. We love what they do, and we think you will, too:
Chicago business owners: Need digital marketing help? Digi Chicago builds digital solutions and systems at affordable rates to help put your business on the map and set you apart from your competitors. With over 50 years of combined knowledge in all areas of digital marketing, Digi Chicago is the go-to service for all of your web design, online advertising, social media marketing and SEO needs. Visit them here to learn more and use the code digichicagopatch for 10% off services your first month.
Want to see your business featured in this spot? Click here to get started.
Top 5 stories in Chicago today:
1) Meet the 22-year-old behind the messages on Chicago’s Blue Cross Blue Shield building. For more than two decades, Chicago’s Blue Cross Blue Shield building has been using the lights in its building to spell out messages on what it calls the city’s “biggest billboard.” The building has been at the center of several major moments in city history, spelling out messages of awareness, sports victories and more. But if you’ve ever wondered who is behind the messages currently lighting up Chicago’s skyline, you’re not alone. Turns out, it’s 22-year-old Ashley Bullock, who is in charge of social media for the building.
2) Cleaning workers cooperative owned by immigrant women launches on Southeast Side. Long-time cleaning worker Estela Nava is launching a cleaning workers cooperative on the Southeast Side called Mujeres Brillantes Cleaning Co-op. Owned by Nava and two other immigrant women, Esmeralda Gutierrez and Mairim Fernandez, the cooperative was announced yesterday at City Hall with the support of Cook County Commissioner Alma Anaya and Alderwoman Susan Sadlowski Garza (10th). The cooperative, the first of its kind on the Southeast Side, has been in the works for three years with help from the city of Chicago and the United Workers’ Center.
The Chicago Sun-Times
3) Newly obtained contract details deal to keep Lollapalooza in Chicago for 10 years. The deal to keep Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park for the next 10 years guarantees a larger minimum payment to the city than that of the new NASCAR race beginning next year, while the NASCAR race has longer windows for both setting up and tearing down, according to the contracts for both events obtained by NBC 5 Investigates. The terms of the agreement show that C3, the event production company that produces Lollapalooza, will pay the city a guaranteed $2 million for a four-day festival, $1.5 million for a three-day festival and at least $750,000 even if no festival is held. Those payments are guaranteed minimums.
4) ‘The neighborhood milkman, but for coffee’: Edgewater-based Kinetic Coffee delivers fresh cold brew to your door. Kinetic Coffee owner Jordan Reinhardt spent years designing artistic coffee drinks in Chicago cafes — and now he’s launched his own brand of cold brew and is delivering homemade drinks to customers.brews the drinks over the weekend and delivers orders on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Kinetic is a one-person operation for now, so Reinhardt delivers between Rogers Park and Downtown. He also plans to sell cold brews at upcoming .
Block Club Chicago
5) Stacy Davis Gates won’t run for mayor, but CTU ally Brandon Johnson hints at imminent announcement. Chicago Teachers Union President Stacy Davis Gates says she won’t run for mayor despite years of speculation, but union ally and Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson is hinting at a potential campaign of his own. Davis Gates has previously deflected questions about a potential campaign but hadn’t officially shut the door, until yesterday. Asked why she won’t run for mayor, Davis Gates said she views her position as CTU president, to which she was elected earlier this year, as “the best job in the world.”
The Chicago Sun-Times
Today in Chicago:
- Broadway in the Park: Chicago Metro Chorus, Barbershop Harmony Society in Lincoln Square (5:30 PM)
- School of Rock Chicago West at Reggies (6:00 PM)
- The Courtyard Series: Adjacent Cruise at Colvin House (6:30 PM)
- Cozy Mystery Book Club: To Have and To [censored] virtual event (7:00 PM)
- Chris Redd at Zanies Comedy Club (7:00 PM)
- Aretha with Motown at Space (8:00 PM)
- The Chicago Moth Storyslam at Lincoln Hall (8:00 PM)
- Alicia The World Tour at Northerly Island (8:00 PM)
- Boy who went viral for dropping a hotdog: “At the party, the boy was given a new dog and taught techniques for holding it — a vital skill to have in Chicago. 🌭” (Block Club Chicago via Facebook)
- Chicago Blackhawks: “Happy First Day of School, Chicago! 🤓📚” (Chicago Blackhawks via Facebook)
- Chicagoans show off the city after Darren Bailey calls it a ‘hellhole’: “Chicago ‘show that your city isn’t a hellhole by sharing images of anything other than the lakefront & skyline’ challenge” (@shanasolarte via Twitter)
- Fabricating Fashion: “NOW OPEN—”Fabricating Fashion” Textiles are fundamental to clothing. They have the power to convey messages, from social rank and status to gender and cultural identification, as well as individual preference and taste. Explore the artistry and rich legacy of an extraordinary range of fabrics from around the world, among them Indian cotton, Chinese silk, French embroidery, and West African indigo.” (The Art Institute of Chicago via Facebook)
- Architect-designed properties for sale: “If anyone in our socials buys one of these houses, we want an invite to check it out 😉 From Chicago Magazine: Four Contemporary Architect-Designed Properties for Sale” (Chicago Architecture Center via Instagram)
- Damen Silos: “The silos have been beloved by urban explorers for years, with so many people stopping by to take pictures or film videos that it felt like “a Chicago tourist destination,” one said.” (Block Club Chicago via Facebook)
- Awesome Air and Water show photo: “Our photographer Colin Boyle captured this moment over the weekend and it’s blowing our minds. 🤯 See more incredible photos of the Air and Water show here” (Block Club Chicago via Facebook)
- City camping for the whole family: “Slots are still available for Family Camping ⛺️overnight at Burnham Park, 1200-5700 S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive, on Sat., Aug. 27. We got the tents, fire, hot dogs & s’mores covered. Register & bring up to 6 family & friends.” (Chicago Park District via Facebook)
- Mindy’s Bakery: “With its long weekend lines, Mindy’s Bakery may be the hottest restaurant in Chicago” (Eater Chicago via Facebook)
- #X4 Cottage Grove Express route is back: “It’s official! Starting today, the #X4 Cottage Grove Express route is back in service. Service along the #X4 route will be provided during the morning and afternoon rush periods on weekdays, from approximately 5:45-9:40 a.m. and from 1:35-6 p.m., every 12 minutes. The reinstatement of this route complements our recently unveiled “Meeting the Moment: Transforming CTA’s Post-Pandemic Future” plan and is the latest in a series of service improvements we’ve made to strengthen the transit network on Chicago’s South and Far South sides.” (Chicago Transit Authority via Facebook)
More from our sponsors — thanks for supporting local news!
Now you’re in the loop and ready to head out the door on this Tuesday. See you all tomorrow morning for another update!
— Nicole Cvetnic
About me: I’m a Midwesterner and very happy to call Chicagoland home. I love the outdoors—especially hiking, performing arts, photography, good food, travel and gardening. You can often find me reading to my two-year-old daughter, watching a tv series with my husband or cuddling with our special needs dog.
Have a news tip or suggestion for an upcoming Chicago Daily? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org