Chicago daily roundup: Indiana beaches closed again, Biden in Chicago to talk vaccines, marathon this Sunday, and more

Jennifer Geer

(CHICAGO) Welcome to the daily roundup on Friday, October 8. We've almost made it to the weekend, and a lot is going on in and around the city.

President Biden visited Elk Grove Village yesterday to talk about Covid vaccines and economic recovery, the Chicago marathon is back, and an Indiana Dunes beach is closed yet again due to a leak from US Steel.

In other news, chicken lovers rejoice, you can now get Harold's Mild Sauce at your local supermarket.

Oil spill closes Lake Michigan beaches; 2nd discharge in 2 weeks by U.S. Steel in Indiana
Indiana Dunes State

There was an unidentified "sheen" on the water of Lake Michigan yesterday near the U.S. Steel plant which appeared to be oil. Due to the apparent leak, the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk shoreline areas are currently closed.

This is the second leak by the steel plant in the past two weeks. Lynn McClure, senior director for regional programs at the National Parks Conservation Association, said in a statement to the Sun-Times: “Indiana Dunes is a national park — it deserves better than this, and so do the millions of people who visit its shores each year."

President Biden in Elk Grove Village boosts business vaccine requirements, takes poke at Fox News

President Biden landed at O'Hare airport yesterday to pay a visit to Elk Grove Village to talk about Covid vaccines and Chicago businesses.

"Today I'm calling on more employers to act," Biden said. "My message is: require your employees to get vaccinated, vaccinations are the way we're going to beat this pandemic finally."

How to Track Runners During the 2021 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon is this Sunday, October 10. Officials expect thousands of runners and large crowds. Here's the scoop on how to track friends and family members running in the race.

Harold’s Mild Sauce is being sold at grocery stores — and it’s already a massive hit

If you love Harold's Chicken, you are in luck. You can now buy the mild sauce at grocery stores in the city and suburbs. Harold’s owner Kristen Pierce told Block Club Chicago the sauce is in such high demand that people even as far away as Alaska and Hawaii have been seeking it.

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