Currently in Chicago — June 9th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Takeaways for Chicago's weather:

  1. More Mild Temps For Now
  2. Weekend Wind Off Lake
  3. Heat & Humidity Return Next Week

More relatively mild temperatures through this weekend with highs generally in the 70s. Cooler lakeside Friday through at least Tuesday. Plenty of sunshine Thursday then some showers on Friday mainly early in the day. Weekend still looks mainly dry with only a spotty shower possible on Saturday. Summer heat surges in next week with highs in the 80s on Monday and then 90s on Tuesday. Next week promises to be much warmer than this one.

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What you need to know, currently.

We have a story up today from Currently’s Anna Abraham on the Bishnoi community:

“September 11th is significant for a different reason to the Bishnoi community of North-Western India. It is said that on this day in 1730 AD, Amrita Devi Bishnoi from the village of Khejarli, Rajasthan, led a protest against the cutting of Khejri trees in her village. The Maharaj of the time, Abhai Singh of Marwar, sent his minister, Giridhar Bhandari, on a mission to cut trees for construction on a new palace. When Amrita Devi heard the news of soldiers with axes coming to cut the tree, she — along with her three daughters and a few villagers — demonstrated, to no end.

Devi then went and hugged a Khejri tree, hoping the king’s men would give an inch. But the unrelenting royal party chopped right through her. Horrified by the sight, Devi’s three daughters also went and hugged trees and were killed in a similar manner. The villagers around them followed suit. This is now known as the Khejarli Massacre.”

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