It’s Sept.9, the 252nd day of the year; 113 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 70 at the Chicago shore, 71 at the Chicago crib and 65 at the Wilmette buoy.

Our beloved former mayor Lorraine Morton has died at age 99.

Ride for AIDS Chicago takes off at 6 a.m. from Chandler-Newberger Center and ends there at 6 p.m.

The great and tasty Police and Fire Grill-Off begins at noon at Evanston Plaza, Dempter Street at Dodge Avenue. Then walk down a couple of blocks to Main Street and enjoy the stroll to Chicago Avenue at Streets Alive! and the Green Living Festival.

Muse of Fire still entertains and chills with Richard III at Ingraham Park.