With Congress having patched together a solution to the nation’s debt crisis, President Barack Obama is free to head home to Chicago for a 50th birthday party in Uptown, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Obama is scheduled to attend a 50th birthday gala on Wednesday at the Aragon Ballroom, an event featuring Jennifer Hudson and Herbie Hancock. There’s also a dinner fundraiser planned for some special donors to go with the show at a cost of $35,800 a person.
Here’s an earlier story from Loyola Student Dispatch: Debt crisis may canel Obama birthday party in Uptown
A 34-year-old Rogers Park man is being questioned after he admitted he was in a fight with a man who was left in “very critical” condition after falling overboard into Lake Michigan, NBC-5 is reporting.
Original Story: Man rescued from lake near Gold Coast
The man being questioned allegedly told police he was on the boat when he got into a fight with the man who fell in Saturday afternoon in the 800 block of North Lake Shore Drive. The 34-year-old man showed “visible marks’’ that were consistent with being in a fight, according to NBC-5.
Just before 5 p.m., the police Marine Unit responded to the North Lake Shore Drive address, where divers pulled a male from Lake Michigan, police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti told NBC-5.
The 30-year-old man was put on a fire department boat and taken to the 1600 block of North Lake Shore Drive, where paramedics took him by ambulance to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in “very critical condition.”
UPDATE: Rogers Park man questioned in lake rescue
A 30-year-old man is in critical condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after being pulled from Lake Michigan near the Gold Coast.
Here is the story from the Chicago Tribune:
Emergency crews pulled a man from Lake Michigan east of Oak Street Beach after he fell off a boat Sunday afternoon, officials said.
The man, age 30, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in “very critical” condition after being pulled from the water about 5 p.m., said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Chief Joe Roccasalva.
Chicago police and fire crews were called to an area just east of 800 North Lake Shore Drive about 4:53 p.m., and divers recovered a man from the water there a short while later, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien. Police originally had said the person found in the water was a woman, but that information was erroneous, O’Brien said.
After the man was pulled from the water by Police Marine Unit divers, he was brought to shore near North Avenue, O’Brien said