A Chicago Police Department officer watches as an evidence technician examines a gun at the scene of a fatal shooting. Credit: JOSHUA LOTT/GETTY IMAGES

Welcome to the Reader‘s morning briefing for Wednesday, October 19, 2016.

  • Weather: Cooler, with rain possible

It will get cooler Wednesday, with a high of 67 and a low of 55. Rain is possible in the afternoon and evening, so don’t forget an umbrella. [AccuWeather]

  • Chicago police will start hiring 970 new officers with an exam in April

The Chicago Police Department will hire 970 new officers over the next two years, and the department will start the process by offering an entrance exam in April. The application process is expected to open in November, and the exam fee will be waived. The department is hoping to increase the number of minority job candidates in the application pool. [Sun-Times]

  • Hundreds of women protest outside the Trump Tower

Hundreds of Chicago-area women gathered outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in River North Tuesday morning to protest the GOP presidential nominee’s attitude towards women and the controversial tape in which he brags about assaulting them. “It’s so exciting to see these women and everyone’s having fun,” organizer Alicia Swiz told DNAinfo Chicago. “We’re mad, but we’re excited to be here and empowered supporting each other.” [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Viral video shows man shooting at a car before he realizes his friend is inside

Surveillance video of a man shooting at a passing car in Pilsen Saturday and then realizing that he was shooting at his friend’s car has gone viral, with nearly 100,000 views on YouTube. Upon realizing his mistake, he’s heard saying, “Aw man, my bad, dawg!” [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Chicago named second-best city to visit in the U.S. after New York

Condé Nast Traveler has named Chicago the second-best major city to visit in the U.S. after New York in its annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey. The Virgin Hotel Chicago and Thompson Hotel Chicago were named the two top hotels in the country by the New York-based magazine. [Condé Nast Traveler] [h/t NBC Chicago]