(DETROIT, Mich.) Hello and welcome to this Monday's edition of the Detroit Daily Round-Up.
I hope everyone had a great weekend — let's kick off this week the right way!
Today is Monday, May 16, let's check out Detroit's biggest stories of the day.
Former VP Mike Pence speaking to Metro Detroit students this week
Former Vice President Mike Pence will speak to students at Lutheran Northwest High School in Rochester Hills to promote the Let MI Kids Learn campaign.
The campaign, which has been backed by former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, aims to establish tax credits and a scholarship program that could assist students in attending private schools.
Pence is also scheduled to participate in an Oakland County fundraiser to benefit U.S. House candidate Tom Barrett, a Republican state senator who's challenging U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin.
Northbound I-375 will be closed in Downtown Detroit this week
Northbound I-375 in Downtown Detroit will be closed this week for construction.
To avoid the closure, drivers can take Jefferson to the Lodge freeway, back to northbound I-75.
Eric Clapton returning to Detroit for the first time in 12 years
British rock guitarist Eric Clapton will venture to Little Caesars Arena on Sept. 10. as part of a five-city September run.
Clapton's Detroit performance will mark his first trip to the city in 12 years, and tickets for the show will go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster.
Downtown Detroit to welcome back food trucks this week
Food trucks are set to make their return to downtown Detroit's parks on Monday with a lineup of more than 80 rotating concepts that include returning favorites and new cuisines.
According to David Cowan, chief public spaces officer for the Downtown Detroit Partnership, the city received more applicants than ever for food trucks this year.
"We have so many new trucks participating this year, it's just really refreshing," Cowan said. "It's been fun to watch a lot of entrepreneurs who have been thinking about their dream of opening a truck the past two years now being able to do it."
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