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Rauner disagrees with Madigan’s decision to join DACA lawsuit, and other Chicago news

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Governor Bruce Rauner in August - ASHLEE REZIN/SUN TIMES VIA AP
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  • Governor Bruce Rauner in August

Welcome to the Reader's morning briefing for Thursday, September 7, 2017.

  • Rauner at odds with Madigan's decision to join DACA lawsuit

Illinois has joined 14 other states and the District of Columbia in a lawsuit attempting to block President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "Rescinding DACA is contrary to what makes our country prosper," Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan said in a statement. "[Trump's decision] is "fundamentally unfair, hurts our state economy and violates the law." Governor Bruce Rauner disagreed with the decision to join the fight in court, saying that  "comprehensive immigration reform should be addressed through Congress, and not on a state-by-state basis." [Sun-Times]

  • Sandi Jackson subpoenas Tamron Hall and strip club owner in increasingly bizarre divorce case

Former alderman Sandi Jackson has subpoenaed a wide array of people in her ongoing divorce from former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., from a strip club owner to former Today Show host Tamron Hall, according to the Sun-Times. Hall, restaurant hostess and model Giovana Huidobro, Jesse Jackson Sr., Division Street Bath House owner Joseph Colucci Jr., and Club O Strip Club owner Debbie Diaz are among the 12 people subpoenaed because they "have been identified as persons having knowledge of the circumstances that led to the estrangement of the parties, financial issues raised, and allegations made in this matter." [Sun-Times]

  • J.B. Pritzker donated $100K to Blagojevich campaign

Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker donated $100,000 to then-governor Rod Blagojevich's campaign in October 2006, according to the Tribune. The billionaire businessman was the head fund-raiser for the construction of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center, and less than a week after the donation, Blagojevich gave the museum a $1 million grant. "You know, I don't know anything about that," Pritzker told the Tribune when asked about the contribution. "I'm very proud of the work that I've done on the Holocaust museum. You know, we worked for years starting in, really in 2000, to put together a campaign and then to get an architect and to make sure that we had community support. And, so, I'm very proud of all that work." [Tribune]

  • Chicagoans might be able to see the northern lights Thursday night

The famous aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, might be visible in Chicago Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced. It might be difficult to see them in the city; heading north will give you a better chance. [DNAinfo Chicago]

  • Amazon products will be available at select local Kohl's stores in October

Chicago-area shoppers will be able to purchase Amazon products at several Kohl's department stores starting in October. Amazon is partnering with Kohl's to open 1,000-square-foot minishops selling smart home products, tablets, devices, and more inside ten Kohl's locations in Chicago and Los Angeles.  [Tribune]

  • Anti-violence music festival featuring Macklemore, Fifth Harmony canceled

The first Get in It music fest has been canceled just days before the event. The all-day anti-violence festival was scheduled to take place at Guaranteed Rate Field September 16 and had a high-profile lineup including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Fifth Harmony, Lupe Fiasco, DNCE, Fat Joe, and more. Instead, its producers, the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority and Get in Chicago, say they want to do more work in the community before hosting events and are planning a concert series in 2018 in place of this year's fest. "We need more time to work with the community, to involve the agencies serving Chicago's high-risk youth and to expand our outreach to fans across Chicago who we know want to be a part of this fight," Illinois Sports Facilities Authority chief executive officer Anthony J. O'Neill said in a statement. "Our 2018 concert series will provide fantastic entertainment while having a meaningful impact on the community development and violence prevention needs we continue to see in Chicago." [DNAinfo Chicago]


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