It’s Aug. 13, the 225th day of the year; 140 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 79 at the Chicago shore, 77 at the Chicago crib and 75 at the Wilmette buoy.


District 202 School Board, ETHS, 8 a.m.

Community HIV & STI Screening, Main Library, 3-7 p.m..


Administration and Public Works Committee, Morton Civic Center, 6 p.m.

Property Tax Appeal Workshop, Morton Civic Center, 6:30 p.m.

School District 65 Finance Committee/School Board meeting, Hill Education Center, 7 p.m.

Planning & Development Committee, Morton Civic Center, 7 p.m.

City Council, Morton Civic Center,7:15 p.m.

               Real Estate Transfer Tax Referendum to be considered for approval.

In History:

1521: Aztec capital falls to Cortés.

1860: Annie Oakley is born.

1899: Alfred Hitchcock is born.

1952: “Hound Dog” is recorded for the first time by Big Mama Thornton.

1961: Berlin is divided.