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- President Joe Biden’s caravan rumbled through traffic and commuter trains during his visit to Chicago on Wednesday. He was in town to speak at the 40th Conference of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and raise funds for the campaign. (Patch)
- “ATTENTION LO[O]TING START AT 12 PM TONIGHT…BRING YA TOOLS SKI MASK AND GLOVES.” The Chicago man who admitted posting this message on Facebook Live and pleaded guilty to inciting a riot and participating in a 2020 mass looting wave has been sentenced to one year in federal prison, Reporting by Jonah Meadows. (Patch)
- The Misfits, My Chemical Romance and Nine Inch Nails headline Riot Festthe three-day concert series returning to Douglas Park in September. Ice Cube will perform on Sunday, September 18. Tickets are on sale now. (Patch)
- In my opinion, coronavirus cases prevented the White Sox from beating Cleveland on Wednesday. The game was canceled after several people from the Guardians organization tested positive for COVID-19. (Patch)
- Sports Illustrated ranked the Bears as the NFL’s worst team after the draft. Is it too soon to feel bad for Justin Fields? (CNB5)
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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.”