Pence in town today | New bracket tournament for Detroit sports fans

An aerial view of Torch Lake in Northern Michigan! 📷 @karaemurphy/Instagram

Weather: High 87°, low 68° ☔

The sticky, hot weather is sticking around for the early part of the week, bringing with it the chance for precipitation. We are hoping for some cooler, less humid conditions later this week. We'll be tracking the latest all day from the weather office, so stay with us!

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Traffic: I-94 bridge, road repair project near DTW 🚧

This started Friday, so for anyone who is waking up today without driving his route since last week, here's your reminder: Eastbound and westbound I-94 will be reduced from three lanes to one lane each between US-24 and I-275 to complete work on the shoulders, which will be used as temporary lanes through the fall.

Check the live Traffic Map here.

Vote now: Who do Detroit sports fans despise the most? 🏟️

We've launched a new bracket tournament to honor the athletes that got under our skin. From Michael Jordan to Claude Lemieux, they caused us pain through the good times and the bad. Vote in the first round of the 32-player bracket here.

Vice President Pence in Detroit on Monday 🇺🇸

Vice President Mike Pence will be in Detroit on Monday to speak at the Detroit Economic Club. He was previously scheduled to speak earlier this month, but rescheduled the appearance after the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

Chemical spill in Lake Michigan 

This is not the kind of news we want to hear about ANY lake in Michigan. The spill happened at the Arcelormittal Steel Mill in Burns Harbor, just west of Gary, Indiana. Officials say the chemical spill sent cyanide and ammonia into Lake Michigan.

Parking changes at University of Michigan Hospital

This is affecting a ton of people who already have enough more important things to worry about. The University of Michigan Hospital is world-renowned for its innovative care, but parking is one issue that plagues the practice, and it recently became even more complicated. Here's the full story

🗓️ Here's what's on the calendar:

  • Aug. 23 -- Detroit Lions vs. Buffalo Bills at Ford Field
  • Aug. 29 -- Michigan State Fair begins 🎡
  • Aug. 30 -- Michigan State football opener vs. Tulsa 🏈
  • Aug. 30 -- Arts, Beats and Eats weekend 🖼️ 🎶 🍔
  • Aug. 31 -- Detroit Jazz Festival kicks off 🎷
  • Aug. 31 -- Michigan football opener vs. Middle Tenn. State 🏈
  • Sept. 2 -- 🇺🇸 Labor Day
  • Sept. 7 -- Dally in the Alley in Midtown 🍻
  • Sept. 8 -- Detroit Lions open season in Arizona 🏈
  • Sept. 14 -- 18th Annual Tour de Troit 🚴

Check the Live Guide calendar for more local events, and post your own. 

National Potato Day 🥔

National Potato Day is a day to celebrate and enjoy a few potatoes. The versatile spud can be enjoyed in some way for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and as a snack. While it can be eaten raw, it is usually cooked, boiled, baked or fried. Celebrate by checking out some of the best spots for fries around Metro Detroit.

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Dave Bartkowiak Jr. is the digital managing editor for ClickOnDetroit.