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Will Rahm run? A surprising number of mayoral confidants asked by the Sun-Times seem uncertain Mayor Emanuel will go for a third term.
■ The namesake son of an alderman convicted three times has been fired from his city job.
■ A suburban peach-tree thief has whipped Tribune columnist John Kass into “a peach revenge fantasy.”
■ More than a year later, Trump is complaining about “fudging” of his interview with NBC’s Lester Holt …
■ … but he didn’t explain what he meant—which would be difficult since the whole unedited thing has been online since May of last year.
‘A real-life and deadly game of whack-a-mole.’ The deputy director of the Illinois Justice Project notes Chicago cops took more than 5,000 guns off the streets in the first half of the year, but he says Gov. Rauner can do more right now to stem the city’s problems.
■ A federal judge may decide whether Chicago police should record every time they point a gun at someone.
■ Chicago-area libraries have to decide whether they’ll let their 3D printers be used to print guns.
Oops. Days after a taxpayer-funded mural went up at a CTA L stop, city crews responding to a complaint of graffiti obliterated it. (Photo: Dillon Goodson, Lakeview Chamber of Commerce.)
■ A new Chicago Architecture Center opens Friday.
‘These insights are shocking.’ An ACLU study finds that, for the first time, students of color outnumber white students across the U.S., but those minority students are far more likely to be suspended or severely disciplined.
■ Asian-American students suing Harvard, complaining they’ve been discriminated against to advance admissions of less qualified students of other races, have a new ally: The U.S. Justice Department.
■ The Republican candidate for Florida governor moderated a Facebook group gathering racist, Islamopobic and anti-immigrant content.
■ Digitized records reveal pervasive racism at the heart of the New Deal-era Home Owners’ Loan Corporation.
■ See the maps for Chicago.
Six Flags’ new coaster. It promises to break three records with a ride to debut next year.
■ Government and business leaders are launching a campaign to lure more cruise ships to the Great Lakes.
Correction. Veteran proofreader Pam Spiegel reminds us that if items are individually owned by two or more parties, each takes the possessive form. And so the phrase Florida and Arizona’s primaries in yesterday’s Chicago Public Square should properly have been Florida’s and Arizona’s primaries. If you’re first to report a Square error to Squerror@ChicagoPublicSquare.com, you can get a shoutout here, too.