Short and Square

Chicago Public Square will take a few days off—among other things to ponder whether maybe it’s time for this service to take a new name. Back with (at least) a news quiz Friday.

Through the hiatus, you can—indeed, should—be following the Square Facebook page (you don’t have to join Facebook to see it) for updates like these, which have appeared there in the last 24 hours alone:

 An emergency evacuation slide fell from a jet Monday, landing in the backyard of a home near O’Hare.
 The Cubs will pay tribute to late WXRT DJ Lin Brehmer Aug. 19—which would have been his 69th birthday.

Thanks. You know who keeps Square returning after a break? Readers who’ve made clear they value this service—by helping to cover the cost of its production. That includes …
 … Philip Prale, Billy Pilgrim, the Skubish family, Tom Petersen, Bob Konold, Larry Dahlke, Sandy Ridolfi, Frank Heitzman, Julie Martin, Arthur Golab, Dave Aron, Suzy Carlson, Darold Barnum, Deb Abrahamson, Angela Mullins, Melissa Leeb, Maureen Kennedy, David Boulanger, Virginia Mann, Chris Handzlik, Mike Pontillo, John McClelland, Sarah Russe, Victoria Engelhardt, Stephanie Zimmermann, Diana Lauber, Holly Wallace, Bruce Dold, Joan Pederson, Joe Hallissey, Joan Berman, Rick Blankenbaker, Teresa Powell, Joe Hass, David Protess, Jan Menaker Brock, Judy Davy, Randy Young, Laurie Huget, Josh Mogerman, Gene Kannenberg Jr., Patricia Winn, Kathy Catrambone, Barbara Miller, Ryan Bird, Nancy Straus, Charles C. Allen II, Tom Barnes, John Iltis, Michael Johnson, Peter Chien, Moondog, Emily Blum, Joseph Lynn and Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin.
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