8 August 27, 2013

A rundown of the morning’s hottest headlines, from the editors of Grid.

1 Triple TIF

The city is tapping three South Side TIF districts to help build a huge new factory in Pullman. Method Products expects to bring 90 new jobs to the city, which will pony up $8.1 million of the $39 million development costs. [Sun-Times]

2 McWings

Just in time for weight-gaining season, McDonald’s will introduce bone-in chicken wings Sept. 9. [Bloomberg]

3 Contemporary cruise-ship chic

The new Out Hotel in Boystown will feature a contemporary design with lots of straight lines, a design by Chicago architect Jackie Koo and a “cruise ship” atmosphere. [Grid]

4 Scary safe

Chicago Public Schools’ so-called safe-passage routes to consolidated public schools were plagued with shootings and other violence last school year, a Sun-Times investigation shows. [Sun-Times]

5 Hawk rising

Sources tell CNBC that inflation hawk Larry Summers, formerly secretary of the treasury and president of Harvard, will likely be the next Federal Reserve chairman. [CNBC]

6 Big hire at Grosvenor

Mayor Emanuel’s former big-data guru, Brett Goldstein, is going to work for Mayor Emanuel’s current big-business guru, Michael Sacks. [Crain’s]

7 Hospital layoffs

Bracing for health care reform, NorthShore University Health Systems is laying off 130 employees. [Crain’s]

8 Behave yourself back there

Your Uber driver is judging you. [Business Insider]

The Latest
Two men were found fatally shot minutes apart on the West and South sides.
The woman was discovered about 4:35 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Melrose Street and pronounced dead at the scene, Chicago police said.
Black Cook County residents are four times as likely to have difficulty saving money or paying their bills as compared to whites; Latinos are three times as likely.
Busy with his own family and career, man distances himself from siblings with alcoholism and personality disorder, but feels guilty about it.
Illinois law bars insurers from charging out-of-network rates for neonatal care at in-network hospitals. But that didn’t keep it from happening to Brenna Kearney and her husband Casey Trumble. Only a reporter’s questions got things fixed.