City CFO Hitesh Desai, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz and Assistant City Manager Erika Storie at the Sept. 13 budget outreach event.RoundTable photo 

It’s Sept. 15, the 258th day of the year; 107 days remain in 2018. The National Weather Service reports that yesterday’s Lake Michigan temperatures were 72 at the Chicago shore, 71 at the Chicago crib and 69 at the Wilmette buoy.

At the Sept. 13 budget outreach meeting, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz said the budgetary shortfall for fiscal year 2019 is $7.4 million.

Farmers Market today, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Northwestern takes on Akron at 6:30 p.m. at Ryan Field.

Watch out for skunks these evenings and early mornings.