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In the wake of multiple charges of inappropriate behavior— including
having clerks watch porn in his chambers
—an influential federal appeals court judge appointed by Ronald Reagan,
has announced his retirement
, effective immediately.
Sexual harassment charges against lawmakers are
changing the stakes in next year’s elections
The New York Times:
Rebelling suburbs offer Democrats
a path to control of the House
And they may get some support from
the Republican tax overhaul
… which stands to
cripple state and local government services in states like Illinois
… but which
The Wall Street Journal
predicts will “
juice an already humming economy
‘LEGALLY UNPRECEDENTED AND STRATEGICALLY RECKLESS.’
A George Washington University law prof says special counsel Robert Mueller’s seizing of tens of thousands of emails from the Trump transition team may “
contaminate much of his investigation in any later trial
the president says he won’t fire Mueller
compares the president to Al Capone
, who said, “It’s pretty tough when a citizen with an unblemished record must be hounded from his home by the very policemen whose salaries are paid, at least in part, from the victim’s pocket.”
TWITTER’S TRUMP TAKEDOWN.
Effective today, it’s enforcing
new rules against abusive or threatening content
in usernames and profiles, and accounts affiliated with hate groups both on
off Twitter itself—meaning
at least one of President Trump’s hateful retweets
despite his refusal to take it down himself.
examines the strategies that
helped America’s Nazi-friendly “alt-right” movement take politics’ center stage
METRA FARE DISCOUNTS?
One of the possibilities under consideration to increase ridership is
lowering fares for people who travel outside rush hours
editorial board, often an unrestrained booster of free-market schemes, surprisingly
can’t stomach the notion of $40 surcharge fee for express lanes
(“Lexus lanes”) on Chicago-area highways.
The dilapidated Clarence Darrow Memorial Bridge near the Museum of Science and Industry has been slated for replacement is available to someone willing to
deconstruct and rebuild it somewhere else
YOUNG NEWSMAN KILLED.
A 15-year-old boy helping his dad deliver newspapers on the Southwest Side was
shot and killed Sunday
in what may have been a case of mistaken identity—one of at least
two people killed and 14 hurt
in Chicago shootings between Sunday and this morning.
columnist Laura Washington
talks to middle-schoolers about the news biz
: “For young people, newspapers are headed for extinction.”
‘IT’S ON LIFE SUPPORT.’
A lawmaker says
letting horse racing tracks offer other forms of gambling
is essential to saving the industry in Illinois.
Or the state could just bid farewell to an industry
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