AN UN-TRUMPY PLAN. Bloomberg reports the bipartisan spending bill Congress has roughed out to avert a government shutdown “rejects most of President Donald Trump’s wish list, including money to begin building a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.”
■ … And it provides no funding for a border wall or funding cuts for so-called “sanctuary cities” such as Chicago.
■ Washington Post: Eight ways Trump got rolled in his first budget negotiation.
■ Trump on the U.S. Constitution’s separation of powers: “It’s an archaic system … a bad thing for the country.” (Photo: Michael Vadon.)
‘TRUMP IS MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.’ Columnist Neil Steinberg says the president has succeeded in “gathering and focusing the forces of America’s true self, rising to her fierce defense” against his attacks on things including “the value of a free press.”
■ Is Trump’s team considering limiting the First Amendment, or isn’t it?
■ Politico: Trump’s “shadow cabinet” of advisers is on the way out.
MAY DAY IN CHICAGO. Or maybe you know it as “International Workers Day,” which shares roots with Chicago’s infamous Haymarket Square Riot, could draw thousands to Daley Plaza this afternoon.
■ … If the weather doesn’t dampen turnout.
‘THE STRANGE CASE OF THE JUDGE AND THE FIRE TRUCK.’ Investigative reporter Dan Mihalopoulos recounts a stunt a Cook County Circuit Court judge’s campaign concedes was a mistake.
■ Six years after Chicago’s longest-serving mayor, Richard M. Daley, left office, his photo’s still not up on City Hall’s wall of mayors.
■ A Bridgeport tavern that served the Daley clan among others over the course of 136 years has pumped its last drinks.
■ Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson’s SUV was broken into and ransacked after it was apparently left unlocked overnight in Bridgeport.
LIMO WARNING. Booking for a prom or other fancy event? Transportation reporter Mary Wisniewski shares expert advice.
■ The hit band Chainsmokers crashed a suburban high school prom and performed one song before crossing the street to open a show at Allstate Arena. (Photo: Roman Boed.)
THE FIGHT FOR 9. WGN-TV and other stations owned by Tribune Media (the broadcast company spawned by the old Tribune Co.) are now in Twenty-First Century Fox’s acquisition sights.
■ Media monitor Robert Feder: A reporter at Fox-owned Ch. 32 may have crossed a line with online speculation about the death of a 16-month-old girl found dead in a Joliet Township home.
■ Twitter and Bloomberg are reportedly set to announce a 24/7 streaming video news channel.
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■ Media critic Aubrey Nagle: “HuffPost’s rebrand is everything wrong with ‘the media.’”
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