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It’s Aug. 14, the 226th day of the year; 139 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 80 at the Chicago shore, 77 at the Chicago crib and 76 at the Wilmette buoy.

Last Night:

Aldermen approved a referendum question for the November ballot, asking whether the real estate transfer tax should be increased. 

Today:

Electoral Board Meeting on the advisory referendum on the Harley Clarke mansion. 8:30 a.m., Morton Civic Center.

Producemobile at Robert Crown, 9:30-11:30.

Tonight:

Starlight Movies – “Monster Trucks.” Eggleston Park, Payne Street at Hartrey Avenue.

In History:

1784: Russians settle Alaska.

1917: China declares war on Germany.

1935: FDR signs the Social Security Act.

1945: Steve Martin is born.