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Eight people were killed during a bloody Mother's Day weekend, and other Chicago news

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Chicago Police stand near the scene of a fatal shooting on April 25. - JOSHUA LOTT/GETTY IMAGES
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  • Chicago Police stand near the scene of a fatal shooting on April 25.

Welcome to the Reader's news briefing for Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

  • Weather: Temperatures reach the 60s again

Slightly warmer temperatures are the best thing about Tuesday, which will see a high of 63 and a low of 54. The downside is that rain and even a thunderstorm are expected. [AccuWeather]

  • Mother's Day weekend was the bloodiest since September

The gun violence didn't stop for Mother's Day weekend as eight people were killed and 46 wounded in shootings across the city, according to police. It was the bloodiest weekend in the city since September. One man was shot and killed while sitting at his dinner table, and another was shot to death on Lake Shore Drive. There's been a drastic increase in violence in 2016, with more than 1,200 shootings so far. [Tribune] [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • The fate of the police pension bill is in Rauner's hands

There's a bill awaiting Governor Bruce Rauner's approval or veto that would save Chicago $843 million over five years and prevent a tax increase otherwise needed to pay for Chicago Police Department pensions. But police don't agree on which decision the governor should make: the Retired Chicago Police Association is asking him to veto it, while the Fraternal Order of Police wants him to sign the bill. [Sun-Times]

  • Police officer shoots and kills bank robbery suspect in Archer Heights

A suspect in a robbery was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer Monday morning on the southwest side. The man allegedly pointed a gun at an officer during a chase after a robbery at Byline Bank. It's the second deadly police-involved shooting in the city since last week. [Tribune]

  • Plan your Lollapalooza: festival releases four-day schedule

It's a sign of summer: Lollapalooza has released the full schedule of all 170 musical acts playing during the four-day extravaganza in Grant Park. It's always tough to decide which conflicting acts to see; the choice between Ellie Goulding and LCD Soundsystem Sunday evening will be especially tough for many fans. [NBC Chicago]


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