It’s Aug. 29, the 241st day of the year; 124 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 64 at the Chicago shore, 61 at the Chicago crib and 69 at the Wilmette buoy.

Watch for the waning Sturgeon Moon in the morning sky.


Representatives  BAT 17, Vinic Wine Company, Beer on Central and Theo Ubique Cabaret will appear before the Liquor Control Board today at 11 a.m. at the Civic Center.     

Design and Project Review Committee, 2:30 p.m., Morton Civic Center,

District 65’s Back to School Ice Cream Social, 4:30-6:30, Hill Education Center.

The Transportation and Parking Committee will consider funding for the Divvy Bike program as well as dockless shared bikes. 6 p.m., Morton Civic Center.

Ago (from

1533Francisco Pizarro orders the death of the last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa

1842 Great Britain & China sign Treaty of Nanking, ends Opium war.

1883: Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hours after the explosion on Aug. 29

1964: Walt Disney’s “Mary Poppins” directed by Robert Stevenson and starring Julie Andrews and Dick van Dyke is released.

2005: Hurricane Katrina makes its 2nd landfall as a category 3 hurricane devastating much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to Florida Panhandle. Kills more than 1,836, causes over $115 billion in damage.