Man arrested at Hamilton performance after alleged pro-Trump rant, and other Chicago news | Bleader

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Miguel Cervantes and Hamilton cast members - JOAN MARCUS
  • Joan Marcus
  • Miguel Cervantes and Hamilton cast members

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Monday, November 21, 2016. 

  • Weather: Still cold but sunny

It will remain cold Monday, with a high of 42 and a low of 32. Despite the chill, it should be sunny during the day. [ AccuWeather ]

  • Man arrested for disrupting Hamilton performance with election-related rants

A River North resident attending a performance of the musical Hamilton was arrested Saturday after "causing a disturbance at the performance and refusing to leave," according to the Sun-Times. John Palmer, 56, allegedly started ranting about the election, president-elect Donald Trump, and Democrats during the performance, and had to be removed from the theater. "He was saying things like, 'We won. Trump is president. Get over it,'" said audience member Kate Hoyt. Vice president-elect Mike Pence was booed when he attended a Hamilton performance on Broadway Friday evening; cast members read a prepared statement to him after curtain call that night, urging him to protect all Americans. [Sun-Times]

  • Congressman Danny Davis's grandson fatally shot, two teens charged with murder

Jovan Wilson, the 15-year-old grandson of U.S. rep Danny Davis, was shot and killed in his Englewood home Friday evening. Sixteen-year-old Tariq M. Harris and 17-year-old Dijae T. Banks have been charged with first-degree murder for Wilson's death, and are being held without bail. "The murdering of a young boy over articles of clothing [and] gym shoes demonstrates a total callous disregard over the precious nature of human life," Cook County judge James Brown said during a hearing Sunday. The murder also drew more national attention to the city's  surge of violence over the weekend: former House speaker Newt Gingrich tweeted that there must be a "federal plan to save lives," as well as "U.S. action," because the city and state have failed to prevent gun violence. [DNAinfo Chicago] [Tribune]

  • Rahm's brother Ari Emanuel meets with Trump and Pence

Ari Emanuel, co-CEO of talent agency WME-IMG and brother of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, met with President-elect Trump and Vice President-elect Pence at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, Sunday. Emanuel, who inspired the infamous Ari Gold character in HBO's Entourage, is reportedly not looking for a job in the Trump administration, but wants to offer Trump his opinions on the transition. Emanuel used to be Trump's Hollywood agent, and the two men have been friends for years. [Hollywood Reporter]

  • Derrick Rose says no can tell him to sell Trump Tower condo because of politics

Former Bulls player Derrick Rose may play for the New York Knicks now, but he's going to keep his $2.8 million condo in the Trump International Hotel and Tower in River North, despite political controversy. "I bought my place well before he became [a presidential] candidate," Rose told the New York Post. "And I felt like nobody could tell me to sell my property." He said that he stays out of politics, and the current real estate market isn't hot enough to make a sale attractive. [Washington Post]


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