It’s July 15 the 196th day of 2018; 169 days remain in the year.

The National Weather Service reports the water temperatures of Lake Michigan yesterday were 75 at the Chicago shore, 61 at the Chicago crib and 73 at the Wilmette buoy.

The Central Street Business Association’s annual sidewalk sale resumes at 10 a.m.

Likewise, the World Arts and Music Festival beckons all to the Lakefront Lagoon at Dawes Park today – noon to 7 p.m. Free.

In history:

1979 Jimmy Carter speaks about a national “crisis in confidence”

In the sky: The Delta Aquariid meteor shower rambles along steadily from about July 12 to August 23 each year, with its nominal peak in late July, according to This year a full moon will drown out these rather faint meteors at the nominal peak night on July 27-28.