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Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Friday, September 23, 2016.
It will be a beautiful, warm, and partly sunny Friday, with a high of 79 and a low of 66. [AccuWeather]
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump thinks that "stop and frisk" should be used in Chicago. The controversial policy allows police officers to stop people they see as suspicious to question and search them. Trump said during a town hall with Fox News host Sean Hannity that "stop and frisk" should be expanded nationally to combat violence, but backed off from that on Fox News Thursday morning, claiming that he only meant it should be used in Chicago. "Chicago is out of control, and I was really referring to Chicago with stop and frisk," he said. "They asked me about Chicago, and I was talking about stop and frisk for Chicago." [Tribune]
With no Chicago resident in the presidential race, local political donors aren't donating as much in the 2016 presidential race as they did in the 2008 campaign. Federal Election Commission data shows that through August 21, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton raised $4.6 million from 4,250 Chicagoans and GOP nominee Donald Trump $128,446 from 614 city residents. By comparison, President Barack Obama had raised $11.2 million locally through the end of August 2008, while GOP nominee Senator John McCain had raised $1.7 million. [DNAinfo Chicago]
Cook County judge Neil Cohen ordered the state of Illinois to add postoperative chronic pain to the list of medical conditions eligible for medical marijuana. In June, Cohen ordered the Illinois Department of Public Health to add post-traumatic stress disorder to the list of approved conditions. [NBC Chicago]
NPR's Here and Now interviews WBEZ reporter Tony Arnold about the fascinating, tight, expensive and increasingly negative Senate campaign between incumbent Republican senator Mark Kirk and his Democratic challenger, Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth. Kirk has been distancing himself from GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, while Duckworth has tried to link Kirk to Trump and herself to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, according to Arnold. Kirk recently said that he plans on writing in former general David Petraeus for president. [WBEZ]
From Hyde Park to Chatham to Englewood to Pullman and Roseland, the University of Chicago-based South Side Weekly has rounded up the best food, sites, and activities on the south side. One of our favorite tips: quesadillas from Little Village resident Alex Gonzales, who in good weather grills them in his front yard from early afternoon to after midnight from Friday to Sunday. [South Side Weekly]