It’s Aug. 16, the 228th day of the year; 137 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 81 at the Chicago shore, 71 at the Chicago crib and 77 at the Wilmette buoy.


Music and dancing with Chicken Bone in Fountain Square, sponsored by Downtown Evanston.

Fifth Ward meeting with Alderman Robin Rue Simmons, Civic Center.

In History:

1896: Gold is discovered in the Yukon.

1948: Babe Ruth dies.

1974: The Ramones play their first gig at the CBGB in downtown Manhattan.

1977: Elvis Presley dies.