One down / New food court / Whom can you trust?

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One down. A jury has convicted one of two suspects in 15-year-old honor student Hadiya Pendleton’s murder—just a week after she’d performed for then-President Barack Obama’s second inaugural …
… in a trial that the Tribune’s Dahleen Glanton says exposed the ugly world of police interrogations.
Updating coverage: Closing arguments are next in the trial of the alleged gunman.

Cash giveaway cleared. A hearing officer recommends the Illinois Board of Elections not penalize Chicago mayoral candidate Willie Wilson for handing out more than $200,000 last month. (Photo: City Club of Chicago.)
Anti-violence protesters have detailed their plans to shut down the Kennedy near O’Hare on Labor Day.

New food court. The Trib’s Phil Vettel says plans for 900 N. Michigan Ave.—a project to be known as Aster Hall Chicagoincluding include offerings of street tacos, bread-bowl chowder, sushi, hot dogs and ramen.
America’s biggest supermarket chain, Kroger—parent of Mariano’s, among others—says it’ll swear off plastic bags by 2025.

Trump’s ‘great job.’ The president says he doubts he’ll be impeached, telling Fox News, “I don’t know how you can impeach somebody who’s done a great job.”
He also said the practice of cooperating with prosecutors to get a lighter sentence “ought to be illegal.”
A former federal prosecutor tells CNN: “You know who hates cooperating witnesses most? … Mob bosses.”
Cooperating witness Michael Cohen has launched a GoFundMe page to raise half a million dollars for his legal bills.
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski mocks Trump’s 1:10 a.m. tweet: “Something keeping him up at night?

False alarm. The Democratic National Committee takes back a complaint of a hacking attempt on its voter database.
Reporter Lynn Sweet is live-blogging the DNC’s summer summit in Chicago.

This will fix everything. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos reportedly is considering letting states to use federal funding to buy guns for teachers.
A Chicago high school principal’s call to ban female students from dressing “provocatively” has triggered protest.
A Sun-Times editorial: The schools’ new limits on teacher-student contact through social media is “regrettable. … but if it prevents even one more case of child sexual abuse, it has to happen.”

Whom can you trust? NewsGuard, a new free web browser plug-in, provides nonpartisan pop-up trust ratings for news and information websites. Send it to that guy you went to high school with.
Things you can do to bolster local journalism.

When prisoners strike. Inmates in the U.S prison system are protesting “modern-day slavery” …
… and sentences of life without parole.
It could be a historically large labor action.

‘I’m going to tune out.’ A Cubs fan is swearing the team off because of a new player’s stand on homosexuality.
The NFL’s new helmet rule is making the Bears’ heads hurt.

‘A one-joke movie, minus one joke.’ The Tribune’s Michael Phillips gives The Happytime Murders a savage zero-stars review.
Wizard World Comic Con opens today in Rosemont, with guests including Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, Nichelle Nichols—50 years after that famous kiss.
What’s coming to and leaving Netflix in September.

Correction. Yesterday’s Chicago Public Square misspelled the name Manafort. Guess which Square reader was first to note the problem?

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