It’s Aug. 21, the 233rd day of the year; 132 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 80 at the Chicago shore, 75 at the Chicago crib and 76 at the Wilmette buoy.


Will the Harley Clarke referendum question make it to the Nov. 6 ballot? The Electoral Board – the City Clerk, the Mayor and the most senior alderman (Rainey) meet at 4 p.m. to consider two objections to the question. Morton Civic Center.

The Board of Ethics and the Housing and Community Development Act Committee each meet at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center.


Starlight Movies – “Wonder.” Bent Park, Central Street at Cowper Avenue

Ago (from and

1858: Lincoln-Douglas debates begin.

1944: Grieg, Wright and Forrest’s musical “Song of Norway” premieres in NYC.

1959: Hawaii becomes 50th state.

1961: Kenyatta freed.

1983: “La Cage aux Folles”\” opens at Palace Theater NYC and continues for 1761 performances.