PERSON OF THE YEAR. Time magazine has selected “The Silence Breakers”—the #MeToo women who “launched a movement.”
■ Runner-up: President Trump.
■ A University of Southern California grad student: “I was sexually harassed. Question my story.”
■ The New York Times dissects the “complicity machine” that protected movie producer Harvey Weinstein as decades of sexual misconduct complaints piled up.
■ Update, 10:10 a.m.: Six women have filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against Weinstein and his former companies.
■ The Tribune’s Mary Schmich nominates 2017’s word of the year: Reckoning.
‘ALABAMANS … SHOULD CONSIDER THAT THERE ARE STRONG MORAL AND PRACTICAL REASONS TO REJECT MR. MOORE.’ A Wall Street Journal editorial comes out against the Republican Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct.
■ Why so many women are still backing Moore in next week’s election.
■ Another woman says Al Franken tried to forcibly kiss her three years before he became a U.S. senator. But he denies it.
■ Update, 10:39 a.m.: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has become the first Democratic U.S. senator to call for Franken to resign.
■ In the hunt to replace disgraced Congressman John Conyers: Two more Conyerses.
■ Jack Shafer in Politico: The Sex Pariah’s 6-Step Guide to Rehabilitation.
‘HOLY CRAP.’ A former George W. Bush Treasury Department official says the Republican tax overhaul could trigger “unintended consequences for months to come because the bill is moving too fast.”
■ The party is considering a plan that wouldn’t cut deductions for state and local taxes by so much.
‘I’M NOT GOING TO … LET EVIL WIN.’ The founder of the Patagonia outfitting company, which has replaced its homepage with a message condemning Trump, says he’s going to court against the president’s plan to slice millions of acres off two national monuments.
■ A Texas congressman has pledged to force a House vote on impeachment today.
TWO RICH GUYS CLAIMING POWERLESSNESS. That’s the way the Sun-Times’ Mark Brown sees Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker.
■ Pritzker’s campaign manager says Rauner’s on an “implosion tour” but declines to address Rauner’s charges of tax evasion by Pritzker.
‘THIS IS A DAMNING REPORT.’ A federal judge was exasperated by the mid-trial revelation of documents showing an off-duty Chicago Police detective on trial for killing two young men in a crash had been in a drunken bar fight almost 17 years earlier.
■ Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the carjacking of a Tribune reporter Monday.
■ A Chicago alderman is demanding police reopen a station closed five years ago.
FAT SQUIRRELS. Two mild winters have left Chicago with a bumper crop of well-fed rodents.
■ A squirrel joke.
LIKE NETFLIX, EXCEPT, YOU KNOW, WITH FAR FEWER CHOICES AND YOU HAVE TO LEAVE THE COUCH. The Cinemark chain of theaters is launching a monthly moviegoers’ plan.
■ The war between Amazon and Google is escalating—and you’re paying the price.
2017’S MOST RETWEETED. Twitter’s posted its year in review.
■ Facebook says its most-talked-about moment of the year was …
■ Spotify’s listed its most-streamed music of the year.