September 14, 2017

Not so fast / Delivering Amazon / Dennis Rodman vs. the apocalypse

NOT SO FAST. Developing (and developing and developing): Undermining Democrats’ assertion last night that President Trump had agreed to a plan to “enshrine the protections” for young undocumented immigrants in the U.S.—without a corresponding deal to build a wall separating the U.S. from Mexico—the president says today just that “we’re fairly close.”
NBC’s political team: A deal on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals legislation would be the ultimate test of Trump’s base.
Daily Beast: Republicans freaking out.
Chicago’s new municipal ID card, an aid to undocumented immigrants, would double as a Ventra and library card.

‘NONCRIMINAL DEATH.’ That’s the way police in Rosemont are characterizing the case of a young woman found dead inside a Rosemont hotel’s walk-in freezer. But the village’s spokesman says it’s a “full-blown investigation” nevertheless.
Protesters have been demanding more information from Rosemont police.

DELIVERING AMAZON. Add the Old Main Post Office over the Eisenhower Expressway to the list of possible homes for Amazon’s new second headquarters. (Photo: Seth Anderson.)
Global affairs experts in the Tribune: Chicago is Amazon’s best choice—because of its worst weather.
A giant ad agency is moving its Chicago HQ to the West Side’s Fulton Market district.
JPMorgan Chase is donating $40 million for job training, small-business expansion, neighborhood renewal and financial health programs on the South and West Sides.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater is raising the curtain on its new space at Navy Pier.

KENNEDY’S PICK. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy has chosen his running mate: A government reform advocate whose son was shot and killed on Chicago’s South Side.
Chicago launches its new Civilian Office of Police Accountability tomorrow.

‘RESPECT THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.’ Hillary Clinton calls for abolition of the Electoral College … and 35 other telling comments from her interview with CNN.
Protesters plan a demonstration outside tonight’s first public meeting of the Obama Foundation.

HE WAS OUR GUY,
BUT NOW HE SAYS ‘BYE.’
Illinois is in the hunt to replace its poet laureate, who’s stepping down.

DENNIS RODMAN vs. THE APOCALYPSE. Hunter Felt in The Guardian: How a former Bulls star came to stand between the world and nuclear war. (2001 Photo: Walter Huang.)
Ex-Obama strategist David Axelrod’s sarcastic take on Rodman last week (now a podcast): “He can bring rational, sober explanation to the president’s thoughts.”
A rash of bomb hoaxes prompted evacuation for tens of thousands of people in Moscow.

‘THIS IS VERY DANGEROUS.’ The leader of a group working to preserve evidence of crimes committed during the Syrian war says YouTube’s programmatic anti-objectionable-content algorithms have inadvertently shut down thousands of video channels documenting the war.
The Washington Post’s artificial-intelligence reporter has published 850 stories over the last year.
Last night’s South Park seriously messed with people’s Amazon Alexa speakers.

THE FOOD WE EAT IS EVOLVING. AND NOT IN A GOOD WAY. Politico, in a scientific eye-opener: The atmosphere is literally changing our diets—for the worse.
New study: Hurricane Harvey brought a one-in-25,000 deluge, but those odds are increasing.
Hurricane Irma has left Florida’s elderly and poor in dire straits.
NASA’s Saturn-orbiting Cassini space probe plunges into the planet’s atmosphere Friday morning at 6:55 a.m. Central.

CORRECTION. Yesterday’s emailed edition of Square misplaced a dash in the item about Apple’s cheapest iPhone. Thanks to reader Matt Baron for reporting the error, which has been fixed on the web.
Be first to spot a goof in Squareany error, factual, grammatical, typographical, whatever—and email Wrong@ChicagoPublicSquare.com to see your name here.

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