‘THIS GUY … LIED RIGHT TO MY FACE.’ ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel has slammed the cosponsor of the Graham-Cassidy health care overhaul plan, Sen. Bill Cassidy.
■ Republicans in the Senate need almost all their strength to pass the plan before Sept. 30. CNN runs down who’s on board and who isn’t.
■ One journalist’s take: “I’ve covered the GOP repeal plans since day one. Graham-Cassidy is the most radical.”
■ Analysis of President Trump’s UN address: “Bullying.” Also: “Trump is quite simply a bully.”
■ At a UN luncheon today, Melania Trump is set to denounce bullying.
SURE, NOW. Five Wheaton College football players charged this week in a case of hazing last year have been suspended from practice and games. But a lawyer for the victim says the school, which previously claimed to have taken “corrective actions,” until now administered “no meaningful discipline …against any of these boys.”
■ Tribune columnist Rex Huppke: “If I’m choosing whether to trust the extensive work of Wheaton police investigators or Wheaton College’s investigation into players on its popular football team, I know which side I favor.”
FATAL FREEZER TOURED. After a lawyer for the family of Kenneka Jenkins retraced her steps at the Rosemont hotel where she was found dead in a walk-in freezer, he said, “serious questions remain.”
■ The case is spotlighting mistrust of police.
■ Suburban police report a woman was found dead at a health club—two days after she entered.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE LAWMAKERS GONE? The Illinois General Assembly faces a mass exodus of lawmakers who’ve decided not to seek reelection—and a scramble for new candidates.
■ Lisa Madigan’s decision to quit the attorney general’s job is fueling a former Miss America’s Republican campaign for the job. But a daughter of a Chicago alderman says she’s not running.
SMALL SOLUTION FOR A BIG PROBLEM. A new program aims to create “tiny homes” for some of Chicago’s homeless.
■ But it’s not a solution for those displaced from under a Lake Shore Drive viaduct.
‘WE CAN HEAR SMALL NOISES, BUT WE DON’T KNOW IF THEY’RE COMING … FROM THE WALLS ABOVE (CRUMBLING), OR SOMEONE BELOW CALLING FOR HELP.’ Updating coverage of rescue efforts after yesterday’s earthquake in Mexico.
■ A small earthquake centered in Southern Illinois rattled parts of three states.
■ Hurricane Maria: Where is it headed next?
‘SHE’S A GIRL WHO THINKS SHE’S A BOY OR A BOY WHO THINKS SHE’S A GIRL. … IT JUST REALLY SHOWS YOU HOW SATAN’S PLAN IS WORKING.’ Those are the 2015 words of one of Trump’s nominees for a federal judgeship.
■ Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Cities that protect immigrants from deportation “undermine the moral authority of the law.”
■ USA Today finds fewer than 25 percent of congressional Republicans back funding for Trump’s border wall.
■ BuzzFeed: “Trump is using targeted Facebook ads to reassure supporters he will build the border wall.”
■ A Chicago suburb has changed course, clearing the way for a new mosque.
WHAT THE BAD GUYS DO WITH YOUR ID INFO. CNN looks at the black market for data like that stolen from Equifax.
■ Equifax reports another “security incident” and says it’s overwhelmed.
■ Kohl’s says it now will accept and package your Amazon returns for free.
Your ad could be here. Find out how by emailing Ads@ChicagoPublicSquare.com.THINGS THEY LEFT BEHIND. The Trib’s Christopher Borrelli takes a peek at the lost-and-found troves from Chicago’s summer music festivals.
■ A lawyer for Chicago’s troubled Bottled Blonde bar has been jailed on drug charges. (Link corrected.)