1 Jabari’s back home. Zach’s healthy. And rookie Wendell Carter Jr. slayed in summer league. The rebuilding Bulls still have no D but should at least be more entertaining. Season tips off Oct. 18.

2 The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning unveils On to 2050, its comprehensive plan for the region, on Oct. 10. Expect the road to the future to be paved in artificial intelligence and bike lanes.

3 Michelle Obama's former chief of staff Tina Tchen talks about her role heading the Time's Up Legal Defense Fund on Oct. 16 as part of Chicago Ideas Week.

4 Peter Sagal’s The Incomplete Book of Running, about becoming a marathoner at age 40 to outsprint mortality, isn’t just for runners. Think of it as a memoir set at the rhythmic pace of a jog. It hits shelves Oct. 30.