Easter gift / Early start to birding season / Coaches Bulls COVID

Take out the binoculars. It’s the first birding season in Chicago.

(Mark Konkol/Patch)

Easter Saturday: Cold. Top: 48 Bottom: 36.

Easter Sunday: Early egg hunt. Top: 40 Bottom: 36.

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  • One of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s bodyguards may have prevented a mass shooting on Tuesday arresting a Wisconsin man spotted with a military-grade weapon loaded with armour-piercing bullets near Millennium Park. (WGN9)
  • On Friday, flames shot from the roof of the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Englewood. Sky 5 has video of the fire that engulfed the historic church. (NBC5)
  • Two Bulls assistant coaches have tested positive for coronavirus. Chris Fleming and Damian Cotter will not travel to Milwaukee for the team’s first playoff appearance in five years. (WGN9)
  • Ald Jason C. Ervin (28th) says black aldermen are under attack in ward remapping battle, Reports by Chinta Strausberg. “Of the 19 city council committees, 9 of them are chaired by black people,” he said. “The only way to eliminate us from these positions is to eliminate us from the office.” (Cross)

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About me: Mark Konkol, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner for local reporting, wrote and produced the Peabody Award-winning series Time: The Kalief Browder Story. He was producer, writer and narrator for the CNN docuseries “Chicagoland” and consulting producer on the Showtime documentary “16 Shots.”

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