Bill Clinton hits town to support Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and other Chicago news

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Former President Bill Clinton greets the crowd during a campaign stop for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. - MICHAEL HOLAHAN/THE AUGUSTA CHRONICLE VIA AP
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  • Former President Bill Clinton greets the crowd during a campaign stop for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Tuesday, March 8, 2016.

  • Weather: A high in the 60s!

Tuesday is expected to the warmest day of the week, with a high of 63 and a low of 55. Sadly, though, the sun won't be shining; it's expected to be very cloudy and windy. [AccuWeather]

  • Former president Bill Clinton in town for Hillary campaign

Don't be surprised if you see Bill Clinton's motorcade on the streets. He's in the area Tuesday to campaign for Hillary's presidential campaign ahead of the March 15 Illinois primary. The former president will headline a get-out-the-vote rally at 10:30 AM at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue, in Evanston. [Sun-Times]

  • Logan Square transformed with fake snow for movie shoot

It felt like spring on Monday morning, so some Logan Square residents must have been confused by the fresh snow on the ground. Amazon movie producers had a block of Milwaukee Avenue (between Fullerton and Medill) closed and covered with snow for the filming of a so-far untitled movie. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Rahm Emanuel's inner circle transforms in second term

With the high-profile exits of "mini-Rahm" David Spielfogel and ex-police chief Garry McCarthy from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration, there's a huge void left to fill as the mayor tries to win back Chicago's trust after the Laquan McDonald video controversy. Sun-Times reporter Fran Spielman has a roundup of who the major players will be for the remaining three years of his second term in office. [Sun-Times]

  • Ex-Bears head coach Lovie Smith takes the helm at University of Illinois

After 20 years in the NFL, former Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is returning to college football at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Illini fans are excited, but say there's a lot of work to be done. [ESPN]

  • Washington Park's vacant Daniel Burnham building

It's hard to imagine that a beautiful building designed by architect Daniel Burnham is sitting empty on the south side, but the Washington Park Roundhouse hasn't been used in years. The roundhouse sits right across the street from the DuSable Museum of African American History, which is working to revive the building. [Chicago Tonight]


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