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