Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe
Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Tuesday, May 17, 2016.
It's going to be chilly again Tuesday, with a high of 55 and a low of 45. It will be cloudy, and some rain is possible in the morning. [AccuWeather]
After word broke that Irish singer Sinead O'Connor had gone missing in Wilmette, many social media users were wondering about her connection to the suburb. O'Connor been living in Wilmette since "at least late February," according to the Chicago Tribune. She was found safe Monday at a hotel and was reportedly taken to a nearby hospital. [Tribune] [WGN]
More Hispanic residents have moved out of Logan Square in the past 15 years than any other community area in the city, according to new U.S. Census data. Between 2000 and 2014, about 19,200 Hispanic residents left the neighborhood and about 10,340 white residents moved in. Demographics aren't the only way the neighborhood has transformed. "You see the changes, and it's hard to not feel upset. It's the erasure of buildings, but it's also old memories," 24-year-old former Logan Square resident Lynda Lopez told DNAinfo Chicago. [DNAinfo Chicago]
Two Chicago Police officers filed a whistle-blower lawsuit in 2012 claiming that they were given the cold shoulder for breaking the police "code of silence" by reporting other cops' wrongdoing. Now lawyers for the city are trying to ban the phrase "code of silence" from the courtroom, even though Mayor Rahm Emanuel mentioned the police department "code of silence" in his post-Laquan McDonald scandal speech to the City Council. [Sun-Times]
There's a hip-hop renaissance going on in Chicago. Years after Kanye West, Common, and Twista had to leave their hometown to get noticed, aspiring rappers are coming to the city to record. It was a game changer when Chance the Rapper became one of the hottest artists in the music industry without ever signing with a major label or moving out of Chicago. [Tribune]