IS RAUNER ‘TOAST’? After Gov. Bruce Rauner’s signature on a bill ensuring and expanding abortion access in Illinois, Tribune columnist John Kass says he wouldn’t be surprised if “Rauner just pulled the plug” on his own re-election plans.
■ Neil Steinberg in the Sun-Times: Rauner, “whose record of inertia, wheel-spinning and fencepole-sitting is second to none,” finally does the right thing.
■ Chicago Cardinal Cupich: Rauner broke a promise.
■ In a win for Rauner, the Supreme Court will consider his challenge to mandatory union fees from government workers.
■ Cook County Commissioner Jesus Chuy Garcia, who fought Rahm Emanuel to a runoff in Chicago’s last mayoral election and who backed Bernie Sanders for president, is backing Chris Kennedy for governor.
‘WE DID NOT FEEL WE COULD ADEQUATELY ENSURE … SAFETY.’ After callers threatened to report the session to federal immigration officers, a suburban library has canceled a program to teach undocumented residents about their rights.
■ Citing “attacks” on diplomats, the Trump administration is warning Americans not to visit Cuba and ordering more than half of its personnel to leave.
■ Audio from 25 years of Donald Trump interviews with Howard Stern has been forced off the web.
WHAT UBER DRIVERS MAKE. As Chicago considers new restrictions on ride-sharing companies, Uber has revealed where its 30,000 Chicago drivers live and how much they’ve earned so far this year.
■ SpaceX says its rocket tech could fly people not just into space, but to anywhere on earth in less than an hour.
■ A top Senate Democrat calls Twitter’s presentation Thursday on Russian propaganda in social media “deeply disappointing.”
■ To set minds at ease, Apple is revealing more about how its new iPhone FaceID tech works—and when it doesn’t.
■ Walmart is launching an upscale food line to compete with Amazon’s Whole Foods.
ONION SHAKEUP. Reportedly in a dispute with new corporate ownership, two top editors of The Onion are quitting.
■ Lead story Friday morning in The Onion: “Officials Investigating Hugh Hefner’s Death Suspect Foreplay.”
‘I DEMAND THAT ALL THE NEWS ENTERING MY LINE OF SIGHT BE NEWS I WANT TO SEE.’ After a column about NFL players’ protests, the Trib’s Rex Huppke writes to his bosses suggesting he be fired.
■ The national anthem protest manifested itself during Thursday’s Evanston-New Trier high school football game.
■ After an outbreak of racial slurs, Air Force Academy Supt. Jay Silveria told cadets in a blistering speech that he encouraged them to record: “If you demean someone in any way, you need to get out.”
■ A federal judge says Black Lives Matter can’t be sued.
FREE COFFEE. Here’s a list of places offering deals on National Coffee Day today and—in some cases—through the weekend.