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Welcome to the Reader‘s morning briefing for Monday, April 4, 2016.
- Weather: Very cold but sunny
The sun will be out, but Monday won’t feel like spring, with a high of 39 and a low of 29. It won’t be as windy as Sunday, but there will still be some wind. [AccuWeather]
- Video of alleged gang shooting sends shockwaves through social media
A shocking video of a man being shot on the streets of Englewood Thursday afternoon has gone viral. While the victim remains in the hospital, Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell reflects on how the video reflects the dark reality of Chicago’s gun violence problems. [Sun-Times] [DNAinfo Chicago]
- How the Cubs have transformed the team from the bottom to the top
The Cubs haven’t won a World Series since 1908, but they’re the Las Vegas favorites to win it all in 2016. The team’s winning strategy is a prime example of what the Atlantic describes as “the new baseball.” The Cubs are the perfect reflection of baseball’s “new doctrine,” which is about flexibility and versatility over “outdated brawn,” according to writer Robert O’Connell. [Atlantic]
- City of Chicago employees banned from visiting North Carolina for city business
In the wake of North Carolina’s controversial new anti-LGBT law, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is banning city employees from traveling to the state on business. He’s also planning to try to lure North Carolina-based businesses upset about the law to Chicago. It’s not yet clear how common city travel to North Carolina is. [Crain’s Chicago Business]
- Family hasn’t given up hope of finding woman missing for weeks
Missing signs for Jessica Suarez, 21, are plastered all over the city. She hasn’t been seen since she went jogging along Lake Michigan in February, and her family and friends gathered for a search near that spot Sunday. Her family pleaded for her safe return Sunday, and is asking the Chicago Police Department to do more to find her. [CBS Chicago]
- Patrick Kane makes history by scoring 100 points in season so far
The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane scored his 100th goal of the season in a victory over the Boston Bruins Sunday. He’s the first NHL player this season, the first American player since the 1995-1996 season and the first Blackhawks player since the 1993-1994 season to reach the 100 goal mark. [ESPN]