You bet. The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law limiting gambling, setting the stage for more states to legalize sports wagers.
■ From last month: Ahead of today’s ruling, Illinois lawmakers have been considering bills to allow sports betting at casinos, online platforms and racetracks. (Image: Mike Licht.)
■ Crain’s: A Chicago marijuana company is going public.
America! A Dallas minister who’s insulted Jews, Muslims and Mormons delivered the opening prayer as the U.S. launched its new Israeli embassy in Jerusalem. (Photo: Gage Skidmore.)
■ As tens of thousands of Palestinians protested the opening, Israeli army forces reportedly killed at least 41.
■ Washington Post maps show why so many countries refuse to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
‘We can’t move forward, and we can’t move backward.’ A Chicago-born filmmaker now living in Hawaii—the son of legendary TV anchor Floyd Kalber—tells the Sun-Times about the threat to his home from the eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.
■ Updating coverage: A new fissure has raised concern about a major eruption.
Marilyn to the rescue. Illinois’ struggling Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation, which for some reason has continued to own a dress Marilyn Monroe once wore, will sell it at auction to make ends meet. Also: a photo of her with Carl Sandburg.
■ A new book celebrates the women who celebrate Monroe, who “was a lot smarter and a lot more complicated than history often gives her credit for.”
O’verhaul. The Daily Herald’s Marni Pyke says O’Hare’s five newly opened gates could put a noticeable dent in delays and increase destinations accessible from the airport.
■ An Arizona-based company that provides Uber-like rides for senior citizens is up and running in Chicago.
‘Something is wrong at NBC.’ Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan puts the many problems of the network’s news division in perspective.
■ The New York Times: “Why Traditional TV Is in Trouble.”
■ New York: “Donald Trump and Sean Hannity Like to Talk Before Bedtime.”
‘If … he still remembers some of that stuff, it must have gotten through to him.’ But the ex-Chicago police detective whose “stranger danger” presentations inspired a bit in John Mulaney’s new Netflix standup special insists he never wore a cowboy hat.
■ Netflix has won its first BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) award.
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