Chicago News Roundup: Poll Shows Voters Against Taxpayer-Funded Arlington Bears, Sneak Peek at New Field Museum Exhibit and More


Good afternoon. Here’s the latest news you need to know in Chicago. This is a roughly five minute read that will educate you on today’s biggest stories.

This afternoon will be sunny with a high of nearly 47 degrees. Tonight will be partly cloudy with a low near 34. Tomorrow will be mostly sunny with a high near 57.

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Sun-Times/WBEZ poll: Voters across the field at Bears game in Arlington – but nearly half would reject any request for taxpayer money

Illinois is calling adversarial games over a potential Chicago Bears move to Arlington Heights, split between those who favor spiking Soldier Field for a new suburban stadium, others who want the team to hold the line at the edge of the lake – and a big chunk that kicks the problem.

But a disproportionate part of them agree on one thing: they don’t want to see their tax dollars thrown into potential suburban mega-development.

That’s according to a Chicago Sun-Times/WBEZ poll that found just under half of Illinois voters don’t want a penny of public money going to the $5 billion plan. the team — not even to help with infrastructure costs, the kind of grants Bears executives have already acknowledged they would seek.

Last week’s survey of 770 likely general election voters across the state underscores the difficulty the team faces in garnering support for its sprawling proposal to turn the closed Arlington International Racetrack into a stadium campus accompanied by dozens of new restaurants, businesses and residential buildings.

About 31% of people who took part in the Public Policy Polling phone and text survey said they thought the Bears should move from Soldier Field to Arlington Heights, compared to 29% who said they thought the Bears should move from Soldier Field to Arlington Heights. the team should stay put. About 39% said they weren’t sure.

Unsurprisingly, suburban fans are more excited about the potential move, the Sun-Times/WBEZ poll suggests, as 51% of respondents in suburban Cook County and Pass counties said the team should innovate by suburb. Only 19% of Chicago respondents said the team should leave town, 44% opposed the move, and 37% were unsure. Voters outside the Chicago area were lukewarm on the whole issue. Only 14% of downstate voters supported the move to Arlington Heights, 27% opposed it, and 59% were unsure one way or another.

But in a follow-up question, regardless of where they lived, 45% of all respondents said they would oppose any government funding used for the stadium or any of the sewers, roads and other infrastructure costs needed to make mixed use massive. development a reality.

Mitchell Armentrout has more on where voters stand here.

More news you need

  1. Four times last weekend, armed robbers approached people on the street near Wrigley Field, forced them into waiting cars, stole their wallets and phones, then dropped them off, it said. the police. Police say no injuries were reported in the robberies, which took place on a half-mile stretch of Clark Street between Addison and Roscoe streets south of Wrigley.
  2. During the second and final debate between the two gubernatorial rivals last night, Governor JB Pritzker and Senator Darren Bailey prepared for the fight. Our Tina Sfondeles explains how the two nominees did and where their performances put them ahead of the November 8 mid-terms.
  3. Cook County Clerk Karen Yarbrough will launch a “Helpline” tomorrow to provide free legal assistance with basic property documents, answer residents’ questions and combat real estate fraud. Our Andy Grimm says more about what the office will aim to provide residents here.
  4. A new exhibit from the Field Museum connects life and death in an exploration of how different cultures and animals experience the “connective tissue” between all beings. Our Zack Miller has more on “Death: Life’s Greatest Mystery,” which opens Friday.

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Greg Wade’s passion for baking bread yields his first cookbook

There’s just something about the aroma of baking bread, whether at home or at a neighborhood bakery, that puts a smile on the face of many of us. Call it the warm and fuzzy factor.

Does this transport you to your grandmother’s kitchen? Your parents’? Yours? Whatever the sentiment, it’s clear that bread – whatever the style and culture – is, on some level, the essence of life. It is this perfect marriage of crust and crumb that satisfies the soul and the stomach.

Talk to award-winning baker Greg Wade, the managing partner of Chicago’s Publican Quality Bread (a branch of One Off Hospitality Group with partners Donnie Madia, Paul Kahan, Terry Alexander and Eduard Seitan), and his passion for all things food. bread is palpable.

Although he never “trained” as a baker, Wade graduated from the culinary program at the Illinois Institute of Art. He says he learned the art of cooking the old-fashioned way – by watching and practicing, making mistakes and learning.

Chef Greg Wade is pictured in the cafe at Publican Quality Bread, 1759 W. Grand Ave., West Town.

That passion is at the heart of Wade’s first cookbook, “Bread Head: Baking for the Road Less Traveled” ($45; WW Norton & Co., Inc).

“I didn’t expect it to be the Publican Bread Book. I wanted it to be a really good breadth of knowledge for people to bake their own bread. To understand what they’re doing and why they’re doing it,” Wade said in a recent conversation.

The book is a source for all things bread and bread making – from key equipment and precise measurements, to local sourcing and understanding grains, to milling, fermentation and proofing, and more. . Yes, there are “formulas” and ingredient percentages to learn, but they go along with what Wade says getting to know how a good the dough feels and behaves. It’s instinctive, he says, but it’s something every baker learns with time and patience.

And patience, he says, is the key to successful baking. Each step in the process takes time to do what it needs to do. In a fast-paced world, baking bread is all about slowing down.

Miriam Di Nunzio has more with Wade and her book here.

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Yesterday we asked you: what is an urban legend or myth related to Chicago that you heard about as a child?

Here’s what some of you said…

“The ghost of Mary who broke through the fence of the resurrection cemetery.” — Bradley Nawara

“Born and raised in Brighton Park, I grew up hearing about Resurrection Mary and the Grimes sisters.” —Barb Frenzel

“Someone or people live under the Aragon Ballroom.” — Omar Ramos

“Candy Man”. —Jordan Kreme

“HH Holmes had a ‘castle’ at Englewood. Was built in such a way that no one knows its way, not even contractors. Soaked the bodies in acid and sold the skeletons to the University. When they demolished the building, they built a post office. The post office is supposedly haunted. — Nicole S. Woods

“LaBagh Woods is haunted.” — Ismael Hernandez

“Two Gun Petes.” — Kevin McAllen

“The Legend of Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow that Started the Chicago Fire.” — Norma O’Leary

“House of Crosses.” — Cristino Garcia

“Mafia money left behind by Al Capone.” —Ken Mosley

“Chicago is called the Windy City because of the wind, but it’s actually called the Windy City because of all the swaggering politicians.” — Kelly Gustafson

“The fire at Notre-Dame des Anges school was started by a student.” — Nick Esposito

“The Legend of the Ghosts of Palmer House – Some Friendly and Some Less Friendly.” — Clayton Jirak

“Peabody’s Grave at Oak Brook.” — Marty Malinowski

“I was graduating from high school or college when a suburban cousin told me stories about Peabody’s grave. What remains of Francis Peabody’s estate is presently Mayslake Park in Oak Brook. He was the owner of Peabody Coal and was not well liked Rumors abound of his body being buried in an unmarked grave on the estate, guarded by monks, what if you were caught on the grounds at night, well others…” –Greg Valent

“The Healing Magic Water Pump on the Road from Irving Park to Schiller Woods.” — Layne Arens

“The Ghosts of Excalibur Nightclub.” – Ruben Santos Claveria

“Homey the Clown lures kids into a van with the promise of candy. I believe it was in the 1990s.” — Cathy Drake Johnson

“‘The Bears finally have a quarterback!'” — Brendan Murphy

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