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Chicago daily roundup: Northwestern fraternities in hot water, wild waves on Lake Michigan, and more

Jennifer Geer

What's happening in Chicago on Monday, September 27? Welcome to today's daily roundup of breaking news you may have missed.

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(Chicago) In the news today: Northwestern's fraternity activities are suspended due to drugging allegations, a petition to save Navy Pier's Crystal Gardens has racked up 15,000 signatures, and the Bears suffered a humiliating loss yesterday to the Browns.

As for the weather, fall may officially be here, but it feels more like a nice summer day. Though it may seem like the perfect weather to hit the beach, watch out for some dangerous waves expected at Lake Michigan this afternoon.

Read on for details:

Northwestern suspends fraternity activities amid investigation of on-campus drugging allegations

The university issued an alert to Northwestern students warning of alleged drugging incidents occurring on campus at fraternity houses. All fraternity activities will be suspended for the next three weeks while the university investigates the allegations.

At least 200 students protested outside of the fraternity house that is involved in the complaint to demand Greek life be abolished and offer support to the alleged victims.

Navy Pier’s Crystal Gardens are being turned into virtual scenery — But residents are pushing back with a petition

The Crystal Gardens at Chicago's Navy Pier is a one-acre space that is free to the public to enjoy and often used by sightseers hoping to take a break from the cold weather on a chilly day.

However, a new paid attraction, Illuminarium, is expected to take its place. Residents are speaking out against losing this beloved Chicago indoor garden space, and a petition to save the Crystal Gardens has already amassed 15,000 signatures in just 11 days.

Justin Fields’ path to QB1 for Chicago Bears: Tracking the rookie’s progress during the 2021 season

The Chicago Bears suffered through a humiliating loss with a severe lack of offense against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.

Justin Fields had this to say about the rough game, "The way I feel right now, I’m not used to this,” he said. “I don’t like feeling like this. … Literally while I’m saying this, I’m getting goosebumps because I just don’t like feeling like this. So I’m just going to get back and I’m going to work.”

Finally, here are two reasons not to swim in Lake Michigan today

Dangerous waves, currents expected at Chicago beaches Monday

and

Indiana Dunes beaches closed due to ‘rusty’ discharge from US Steel plant, officials say

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