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  • Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews in Tuesday’s game against Raleigh

Welcome to the Reader‘s morning briefing for Friday, January 29, 2016. It’s our last news briefing of January!

  • Weather—Get ready for a warm weekend

It will be an unremarkable Friday, with a high of 34 and a low of 31 with some sunshine. But Mother Nature is giving us a gift to close out January: temperatures in the mid-40s and lows above freezing on Saturday and Sunday. [AccuWeather]

  • Rahm blasts Rauner after State of the State Address

The feud between the mayor and governor, which has been bubbling up for some time now, escalated when Emanuel lashed out at the governor on Thursday, saying he had “the most unproductive first year of any governor in recent memory.” [Tribune]

  • Blackhawks’ captain Jonathan Toews will miss NHL All-Star Game

Toews will miss Sunday’s game in Nashville because of an illness. Players who skip the game are automatically suspended for the next regular-season game, so he’ll also have to sit out the team’s game against the Colorado Avalanche on February 2. [ESPN]

  • Inside the world of Latino punk music

Chicago is central in the Latino punk music scene. Local musician Benny Hernandez started the first Latino punk festival in 2006 when no Chicago venues would book their bands. The local and national scene grew out of being left out of the mainstream punk culture. [New York Observer]

  • The Art Institute names James Rondeau as its new president

After searching the globe for new top brass, the museum looked within and hired James Rondeau, the head of modern and contemporary art, for the top job. He’s well-known, and respected in the art community for his role in the opening of the museum’s Modern Wing and in organizing excellent special exhibits. [Tribune]

  • Medical marijuana helped Bears’ Jim McMahon kick prescription pill habit

Like many football players, Super Bowl-winning Bears quarterback Jim McMahon has suffered serious pain from the numerous injuries he endured during his long NFL career. He’s speaking out on how medical marijuana has changed his life and allowed him to stop taking narcotic prescription painkillers. [Tribune]

  • Weekend plans? Binny’s is now delivering alcohol

We’re sure this will be a hit. The Chicago-based liquor chain is partnering with the Instacart app for home delivery. The store has 12,000 items including wines, beers, and hard liquor available for order. [Crain’s Chicago Business]

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