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Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Wednesday January 20, 2016. Happy Hump Day, everyone.
After three days of dangerously cold temperatures, today will feel like a relief with a high of 22. It will be cloudy in the morning, with the sun peeking through by this afternoon.
The Cubs wanted to close Clark and Addison Streets to traffic during games in order to create a 100-foot security perimeter around Wrigley Field. But mayoral spokeswoman Kelley Quinn told the Tribune that's not going to happen. [Tribune]
The pier is shuttered for the second day in a row, while crews install more than 330,000 pounds of steel for the new Ferris wheel. The wheel, which will be 50 feet higher than the old one, arrived from Europe in pieces last week. [WGN]
Former Cincinnati mayor Charlie Luken weathered a period of civil unrest while in office, and he has some words of wisdom for Rahm. For starters, Luken says Rahm needs to dole out information before he gets caught. [The Atlantic]
A police officer perjured himself and wrote false reports; an animal control employee left a dog in a car for five days. These are just a few of the outrageous examples of professional misconduct unearthed by the Office of the Inspector General between October and December. [DNAinfo Chicago]
Spanish-language media giant Univision has purchased a major stake in the Chicago-based satirical media group the Onion. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Univision's stake is reportedly 40 percent, which is valued at less than $200 million. [New York Times]