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Children in wealthy Chicago neighborhoods are in an 'affluence bubble,' and other news

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Students play catch with a football in front of Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, one of the area’s most affluent suburbs. - ROB DICKER/SUN-TIMES MEDIA
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  • Students play catch with a football in front of Lake Forest High School in Lake Forest, one of the area’s most affluent suburbs.

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Friday, May 13, 2016. Have a good Friday the 13th!

  • Weather: More rain on Friday the 13th

The workweek will close with a high of 65 and a low of 40 Friday. It will start out sunny in the morning, but clouds and rain will move in during the afternoon and evening. It will be sunny but colder over the weekend, with highs in the 50s. [AccuWeather]

  • The Chicago area has a large "affluence bubble"

Children growing up in affluent Chicago-area suburbs and neighborhoods are more likely to be isolated from lower-income people than children in most other U.S. cities, according to a new study. Why is this happening? High-quality public schools in affluent areas are attracting higher-income parents, the study concludes. [Crain's Chicago Business]

  • Fenger High School alum featured on Chicagoland killed in shooting

Lee McCollum Jr., 22, made it through a lot of obstacles to graduate from Fenger High School as the prom king, an honor roll student, and an athlete, he explained on CNN's Chicagoland. His family was homeless during his senior year and he started high school with gang affiliations. Tragedy struck early Thursday morning when he was found shot in the head. "Lee was a very bright guy with a ton of potential," Chicagoland producer Yoav Attais told DNAinfo Chicago. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Bruce Rauner is less popular than Scott Walker, but more popular than Chris Christie

Governor Bruce Rauner is the sixth-least popular governor in the U.S., according to a survey of 66,000 voters taken by Morning Consult. At least he's not Kansas governor Scott Brownback, who was named the country's least popular governor. Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts was the most popular in the survey. [Morning Consult] [h/t Politico Illinois Playbook]

  • Body found in Lake Michigan near Hyde Park identified as missing medical student

A body found in Lake Michigan last weekend has been identified as 28-year-old Ambrose Monye, a medical student who went missing from Hyde Park in April. He was just weeks away from graduating from medical school at Guadalajara University in Mexico and was doing clinical rotations at Jackson Park Hospital. [Sun-Times]

  • Dennis Hastert won't appeal his conviction or prison sentence

Former U.S. House speaker Dennis Hastert is not going to appeal his conviction for violating banking laws or his 15-month prison sentence, his lead attorney Thomas Green told the Associated Press. Hastert had been paying a victim he allegedly sexually abused $3.5 million in hush money to keep him quiet about the alleged abuse. Judge Thomas Durkin called the former politician "a serial child molester." [Associated Press via ABC 7 Chicago]


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