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Chicago Cubs fans celebrate after last year's playoff win at Wrigley Field. - JONATHAN DANIEL/GETTY IMAGES
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  • Chicago Cubs fans celebrate after last year's playoff win at Wrigley Field.

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

  • Weather: A bit warmer with some rain

It will warm up slightly Tuesday, with a high of 46 and a low of 41. There's a good chance of some rain in the afternoon. [AccuWeather]

  • Wrigley Field is reportedly the second-most expensive MLB ballpark

Cubs fans know that attending a home game is rarely cheap, and a new set of rankings by a personal-finance site says it's the second-most expensive MLB stadium in the country after Boston's Fenway Park. It costs approximately $116.06 for two people to attend a game, including tickets, parking, two hot dogs, and a single beer for each. [Tribune]

  • Rahm makes international list of "most disappointing leaders"

Fortune magazine has included Mayor Rahm Emanuel along with notorious pharma bro Martin Shkreli and ex-FIFA chiefs Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini as one of its most disappointing leaders of the past year. The magazine called his sudden 180 on the Laquan McDonald case—going from characterizing it as the actions of one bad cop to advocating for total reform of the Chicago Police Department—"the second most breathtakingly craven political move of the year." The only more "craven" political move, according to Fortune, was New Jersey governor Chris Christie's endorsement of Donald Trump. [Fortune] [h/t NBC Chicago]

  • Suburban barber makes a difference by hosting annual fund-raiser

If you were worried about the state of humanity, the story of Oak Lawn barber Mike Martino should give you a lift. He organizes the Saint Joseph Table fund-raiser on the south side every year to raise money for a chosen beneficiary. This year's event raised more than $25,000 for four-year-old Beverly resident Mary Cate Lynch, who suffers from Apert syndrome, a rare craniofacial condition that requires many surgeries. He did all of this despite the fact he'd never met Lynch before. "He's one of the greatest guys you ever wanna meet," attendee Tom Joyce told the Daily Southtown. [Daily Southtown]

  • Pippen: The 1995-1996 Bulls could beat current Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are on the verge of becoming a NBA dynasty to rival the 1990s Bulls. The 1995-1996 Bulls hold the record for most victories during a single season, a benchmark that the 2015-2016 Warriors are quickly approaching. But Bulls legend Scottie Pippen believes that the Bulls would still sweep the Warriors in a hypothetical playoff series between the squads. Ironically, Warriors coach Steve Kerr was a member of the record-setting Bulls team. [ESPN]


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