It’s Aug. 19, the 231st day of the year; 134 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 81 at the Chicago shore, 66 at the Chicago crib and 77 at the Wilmette buoy.


Evanston Arts and Big Fork Festival: art, food and music in downtown Evanston. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Muse of Fire presents Shakespeare’s “Richard III.”  

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre presents “Crowns” by Regina Taylor.  

Ago (from and

1812: Old Ironsides earns its name.

1895: John Wesley Hardin killed in Texas.

1909: First race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Louis Schwitzer wins.

1946: Bill Clinton born.