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Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence of Indiana at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland - AP PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER
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  • Donald Trump and Governor Mike Pence of Indiana at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Friday, July 22, 2016. Have a great weekend!

  • Weather: Heat wave continues with potentially dangerous heat index

The heat wave continues Friday, with a high of 92 and a low of 76. The heat index of up to 108 could be dangerous, so make sure you stay hydrated and stay cool. A thunderstorm is possible during the day. [AccuWeather]

  • Illinois Republicans dump north-side Trump delegate for racist Facebook post

The Illinois Republican Party has revoked the Republican National Convention credentials of north-side Donald Trump delegate Lori Gayne for "racist comments and threats of violence" on a social media post, according to the Sun-Times. Gayne was elected as a Trump delegate to the Republican National Convention from the Fifth Congressional District. [Sun-Times]

  • Analysis: Public school principals set to lose $140 million in funding

Chicago Public Schools is claiming that there will be no funding cuts for classrooms in the 2016-2017 school year, but a data analysis by DNAinfo Chicago disputes this. Principals will have "$140 million less to spend this year than last year in classrooms across the city," according to the news organization. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Ex-NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani slams Rahm at RNC

Former New York City mayor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani is back in the spotlight after speaking at the Republican National Convention Monday evening. He criticized Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the city's crime surge and the lack of support for the Chicago Police Department. "You need to tell all police officers you have their back," the New Yorker said Thursday during a speech to the Arkansas GOP delegation. "You need to train your police to prevent crime." [Sun-Times]

  • Chicago Housing Authority to help survivors of human trafficking

Survivors of human trafficking will be getting help from a new Chicago Housing Authority pilot program. It will be "the first program of its kind in the country," providing survivors and escapees with a safe place to live, according to WBEZ. "There is a significant lack of housing for people who are leaving their situation," the CHA's Mary Howard said. "It's much analogous to victims of domestic violence when there wasn't safe housing many years ago." [WBEZ]

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter William Gaines dies at 82

Renowned for exposing corruption, William Gaines won two Pulitzer Prizes during his 38-year tenure at the Tribune. The investigative reporter, who died at age 82 after a battle with Parkinson's disease, taught journalism at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign after retiring from the paper in 2001. [Associated Press via ABC News]


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