Cubs cousins / 'Un-McDonald's like' / Life without Google

Cubs cousins. The owner of the Chicago Cubs, Tom Ricketts, is launching a Chicago soccer franchise that would play in a new stadium along the Chicago River.
Developer Sterling Bay’s overview of the emerging neighborhood known as Lincoln Yards. (Rendering: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.)

Chicago’s most dangerous bike route? A new analysis concludes it’s on the North Side.
Streetsblog Chicago: Uptown residents worry a planned bike path will turn into a bloodbath.
Surveillance video shows an 11-year-old girl escaping from a fleeing SUV during an Aurora carjacking.

‘Un-McDonald’s like.’ Architecture critic Lee Bey tours McDonald’s new HQ on Chicago’s Near West Side and proclaims it “a startling about-face from … McDonald’s global home since the 1980s.”
The CTA is set to vote today on plans for a grocery co-op in a Red Line station.

‘A terrible year to be a House Republican.’ The Washington Post analyzes last night’s primary results across four states.
West Virginians rejected an ex-con coal baron whom HBO’s John Oliver mocked over the weekend.

Trump’s Iran backout, explained. BuzzFeed News reporter Elamin Abdelmahmoud explains what the deal is, and what President Trump’s decision to bail means—or doesn’t.
The Post fact-checks Trump’s speech on Iran.
CNN analysis: Trump has demonstrated “his willingness to unleash the kind of chaos abroad he has fomented at home.”
North Korea has freed three Americans held in labor camps.

‘Sometimes witch hunts turn up witches.’ Bloomberg’s Tim O’Brien connects the dots that are porn star Stormy Daniels; President Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen; AT&T; a Russian oligarch; a subsidiary of a Swiss pharmaceutical giant; and a South Korean aerospace corporation.
For three hours after Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, tweeted word that Cohen got about half a million dollars in Russian money after the election—a story picked up by several major news outlets—Fox News didn’t mention Cohen once.
How Avenatti may have dug up the dirt.
The Post: How money flowed through Cohen’s multi-purpose shell company, Essential Consultants.
In a long-awaited report, NBC has cleared NBC in its investigation of inappropriate behavior by Today’s Matt Lauer.

Life without Google. Is it possible? The Wall Street Journal’s David Pierce gives it a shot and discovers some strong alternatives, but ultimately concludes … not.
BuzzFeed News: At least 5.3 million Amazon product reviews may be fake.

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