Catherine Odom

Taylor Swift performs three sold-out shows at Soldier Field this weekend. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for the 6:30 p.m. performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
About 80 to 100 teens were gathered at the beach Friday afternoon when the fight erupted and one person fired a gun, police said.
All 22 of Chicago’s beaches opened Friday. Beachgoers can now swim from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through Labor Day.
Building a robust network of chargers to make EV ownership feasible, whether you live in a rural town or a big city like Chicago, is proving difficult.
Most of those getting away will be hitting the road, with travel likely to peak Friday, AAA said.
Adam Gray was arrested at 14 and spent 24 years behind bars. He filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the cops he said framed him and coerced his confession.
The event — which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays through Oct. 6 — is in its eighth year.
Report co-author Saqib Bhatti said Chicago can no longer be “held hostage” by businesses that “want to be showered with tax breaks” and “threaten to leave when asked to pay” more.
The new mayor received a standing ovation for his comments about raising revenue without “breaking the backs of working people” and referencing his own bill payment plan during his inaugural address.