Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Friday, November 4, 2016. Governor Bruce Rauner has declared today Cubs Day in honor of the Chicago Cubs' remarkable World Series victory, their first since 1908.
It will be a great day for the Chicago Cubs victory parade and rally Friday, with a high of 58 and a low of 47. It should be mostly sunny, with a bit of morning fog and virtually no chance of rain. [AccuWeather]
Millions of people are expected to attend the Cubs' World Series victory parade and rally downtown Friday. The team will leave Wrigley Field at 10 AM, and the parade will start at Michigan Avenue and Oak Street at 11 AM. The city is encouraging fans to watch the parade along three stretches: Addison from Sheffield to Pine Grove, North Michigan from Oak to Ohio, and Columbus from Monroe to Balbo. A rally will start at noon in Grant Park. The city wanted to wait until Monday to hold the celebrations, but the Cubs pushed for Friday because the players would like a vacation and Cubs president Theo Epstein has to be in Arizona Monday for a MLB meeting. "We're gonna have a parade in Chicago that will stand the test of time," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. [Sun-Times]
Nineteen people were arrested in Wrigleyville during the Cubs World Series home games last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Almost half of the arrests were related to selling bogus tickets, showing fake MLB credentials, or trying to rush into Wrigley Field, according to Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown. [Crime in Wrigleyville + Boystown]
A new 25-minute documentary from Al-Jazeera, The Lives of Women, tells the story of 22-year-old Rekia Boyd, who was fatally shot in 2012 by an off-duty Chicago cop, and 55-year-old Bettie Jones, who was shot and killed by police in 2015 when they responded to a call about one of her neighbors. "They don't talk about women that much when they get killed by the police," Boyd's brother Martinez Sutton says in the documentary. "They barely talk about women." [The Fader]
Former governor Pat Quinn slammed Governor Bruce Rauner for not releasing his income taxes in 2016. Before Quinn left office after losing to Rauner, he signed an executive order mandating governors to release their full income tax returns to the public. Rauner repealed the order, according to Politico. "So this Donald Trump-Bruce Rauner policy of 'their right to hide is more important than the public's right to know' has got to go," Quinn said in a radio interview. "We have to make sure we require these plutocrats to tell us where they are getting their money." [Politico]
The New York Times filmed a 360-degree video of the crowd outside Wrigley Field during the bottom of the 10th inning Wednesday night. It's a unforgettable perspective of arguably the greatest moment in Chicago sports history, starting just seconds before the Cubs victory. [New York Times]