March 22, 2017

Chicago's Trump enclaves / Masterpiece restored / Alzheimer's test

CHICAGO’S TRUMP ENCLAVES. The city’s not as uniformly critical of the president as you might think. Meet some of his supporters here.
A downstate Republican congressman is leading selection of Chicago’s next U.S. attorney.

FACEBOOK ASSAULT WITNESSES. Chicago police say at least 40 people watched the sexual assault of a teenage girl and none of them called the cops.

Chicago aldermen are incredulous the city’s gun-crimes registry lists so few offenders.
 Streetsblog columnist John Greenfield: Chicago’s “biking while black” cop-stops need to end.

LETHAL TWEET. A man who used Twitter to send a journalist a seizure-triggering animated image faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Twitter has killed 377,000 accounts it linked to terrorism.
Eric Zorn won’t apologize for paying attention to Trump’s tweets (toward the bottom of his column).

‘CHICAGO I.D.’ PLAN UNDER FIRE. Mayor Emanuel’s push for a municipal identification system is drawing criticism from both sides of the immigration battle.
Mark Brown: Not all voter fraud cases are fake.
A suburban high school driver education teacher’s been fired after refusing to teach a kid who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Muslims working for the FBI describe a culture of suspicion and fear.

GOT AGE DISCRIMINATION EVIDENCE? ProPublica invites you to submit it through a secure channel.
A new report finds the majority of U.S. news is getting cranked out by men.

EXCLUSIVE: MASTERPIECE RESTORED. As Frank Lloyd Wright’s world-renowned landmark Unity Temple in Oak Park nears the end of a two-year restoration, Chicago Public Square takes you along for the first video tour of what awaits the world when the building reopens in June.
A history of Unity Temple.

RETAIL APOCALYPSE NOW? Business Insider:Thousands of mall-based stores are shutting down in what’s fast becoming one of the biggest waves of retail closures in decades.”
The parent of Sears and Kmart stores warns of “substantial doubt” about its survival.
Target stores are getting a makeover.
DNAinfo: Guy in love with Portillo’s (discontinued) lemon cake finally gets some. But he’s not satisfied.

GORSUCH: WHAT WE’VE LEARNED. Mother Jones runs down a list of five things that’ve emerged so far.
Democrats face a “Gorsuch dilemma.”
If you can name even one member of the Supreme Court, you’re in the minority.

UBER’S CHALLENGE: NO MORE ‘BRILLIANT JERKS.’ After a run of scandals, the company’s vowing to do better.
A man accused of impersonating an Uber driver has been charged with assaulting two women.

ALZHEIMER’S TEST. Researchers say genetic markers can predict the age at which a person at risk will develop the disease.
The Democrats’ new health care strategy: Get out of the way.
Regardless, it looks dead in the Senate.

THE FULL LOLLA. The complete 2017 lineup for Lollapalooza in Chicago is out.
The Art Institute is targeting “Game of Thrones” fans.

HOWEVER BAD YOUR TUESDAY WAS … It could have been worse. You could have been the “Wheel of Fortune” contestant who flubbed this one.
The host of “The Gong Show” and creator of “The Dating Game” and “The Newlywed Game” is dead.

CORRECTIONS. New Trier High School English teacher Mark Wukas caught two goofs in yesterday’s edition of Square: A redundant “the” and an errant “who.” If you spot a mistake—no matter how trivial (we love trivial!)—report it to NotAgain@ChicagoPublicSquare.com and see your name in this space.

0 comments :