HEALTH PLAN’S COST. President Trump promised “insurance for everybody.” The Congressional Budget Office is set to weigh in on whether Republicans have delivered on that promise.
■ The president’s full budget could trigger the biggest federal government cuts since the end of World War II.
■ But environmentalists hope his infrastructure plans could help Illinois rivers.
■ No evidence the president’s followed through with his pledge to skip his salary. [UPDATE, 3:32 p.m.: His press secretary says the salary donation will come at the end of the year.]
BEYOND PHONES. Trump’s senior counselor Kellyanne Conway suggests the Obama administration may have been spying on the Trump campaign through TVs and “microwaves.”
■ Media critic Jay Rosen advises reporters to stop interviewing Trump spokespeople who make clear they can’t speak for Trump.
■ Trump press secretary Sean Spicer was confronted at an Apple Store.
■ Trump’s son Donald, who’s running the family business, claims he has “basically … zero contact“ with his father.
IS TRUMP LEARNING? Columnist Andrew Malcolm suggests “the demands and needs of being president are steering the new politician into more disciplined behavior.”
■ Is Trump “the greatest thing to happen to America’s civic and political ecosystem in decades“?
■ Trump supporters are protesting Amazon’s Man in the High Castle promotional anti-Nazi radio station.
‘MY TWO GIRLS ARE DEAD, AND I’M KILLING MYSELF.’ The release of 911 tapes in a St. Charles case ends speculation about what happened Friday night.
■ Woodlawn neighbors plan a fundraiser for a family that lost two babies in a fire.
SMILE. A Tribune Freedom of Information Act request reveals Mayor Emanuel’s administration spent $1,364.54 in taxpayer money on big photos of himself displayed as he spoke last month to union members.
■ Chance the Rapper’s donation turns a spotlight on Chicago Public Schools’ charitable arm—to which you can donate online here.
■ Illinois lawmakers are considering applying sales taxes to more services—like manicures and lawn mulching.
IF YOU CAN’T BEAT IT… A female lawmaker in Texas is proposing legislation to penalize men’s masturbatory emissions outside a vagina or a medical facility—a practice it describes as “an act against an unborn child.”
■ Neil Steinberg addresses this one: “Why should the United States be a country that encourages healthy babies? Babies that aren’t yours?”