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Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
Expect a chilly Wednesday, with a high of 63 and a low of 59, though it will feel like it's in the 50s throughout. It will be mostly cloudy, with a breeze, and there's a decent chance of rain. [AccuWeather]
Only 86 freshman students enrolled at Chicago State University in Roseland for the fall semester. Enrollment numbers are significantly down across the board at the school, which is still facing dire financial problems due to the ongoing state budget crisis. [Associated Press via Springfield State Journal-Register]
Southwest-side resident Edward Majerczyk has pleaded guilty to "one count of unauthorized access to a protected computer to obtain information" for hacking the private photos of at least 30 celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and Kirsten Dunst, according to the Tribune. Commonly referred to as "Celebgate," the release of the nude photos online made headlines around the world and deeply upset Lawrence, who called it a "sex crime." Majerczyk, who's 29, will be sentenced on January 10; prosecutors are asking for a nine-month prison term. [Tribune]
Anastasia Kondrasheva, 23, had recently graduated from Loyola University Chicago and was working as a health coach with the goal of eventually earning a medical degree. She was riding her bike near the intersection of Damen and Addison Monday when she was hit by a flatbed truck and killed. She's the fifth bicyclist in Chicago to be killed in a collision since June 15. [DNAinfo Chicago] [Tribune]
The famous Double Door club might be moving to Logan Square. Club owners Joe Shanahan and Sean Mulroney are still appealing a decision by a Cook County judge ordering them to leave the building by the end of 2016, but they're looking for other options to keep the venue alive. [Tribune]
Wrigleyville has changed dramatically since the 1980s, when Metro owner Joe Shanahan had to be escorted from the rock club to his car by security. The Ricketts family, who now own the Cubs, are behind significant renovations in neighborhood, including the addition of a plaza and boutique hotel, but the area has been altered in other ways as well. Rolling Stone chronicles Wrigleyville's transformation from its punk days into a neighborhood full of fratty bars. [Rolling Stone]