More targets / Megyn Kelly's 'disaster' / Drone wars

More targets. Updating coverage: The latest recipients of what may be mail-bomb attempts include ex-Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert De Niro.
NBC News notes at least one of the devices bore a Larry the Cable Guy connection.
“Out of caution,” the Chicago Tribune has suspended delivery of packages to its headquarters.
Washington Post reporter Dan Balz: Welcome to “the politics of the apocalypse.”

‘There’s been an attempted attack on two previous presidents today. This is the one time you can’t think of your own tweet?’ Stephen Colbert was unimpressed by President Trump’s initial reaction to the bombs.
Vox: After playing nice for one afternoon, Trump wakes to blame the media for bombings.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says journalists have “earned” Trump’s label “enemy of the people.”
Politico’s Jack Shafer: “The threshold for what constitutes news from Trump’s mouth should be reset.”

Despite ‘unspeakable acts’ … A Republican Illinois state representative in a tough reelection race is defending a teacher and pastor who prosecutors say abused kids in Arizona.
A Chicago alderman may force hearings on Chicago Public Schools’ sex abuse scandal.

An anti-LGBTQ ‘dog whistle.’ Equality Illinois tells One Illinois it’s no coincidence campaign ads for embattled Republican Gov. Rauner and U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam use gay marriage to link their Democratic challengers to House Speaker Michael Madigan.
The traditionally conservative Dallas Morning News is backing Democrat Beto O’Rourke for the U.S. Senate
… which is as good a cue as any to suggest you visit the Chicago Public Square voter guide.

Megyn Kelly’s ‘disaster.’ Amid rumors she’s on the way out after her latest transgression, NBC’s Fox News transplant’s show this morning was a rerun.
She and her agency have split, and she’s hired a lawyer.

A judge ‘made a mockery out of the entire legal system.’ Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell is outraged by Cook County Judge Joseph Claps’ acquittal on charges of carrying a firearm into a courthouse—and by his joke after the hearing.
Chicago has released video of a cop shooting a man who was holding a knife.
Day One of hearings on a consent decree to bring new controls over the Chicago Police Department went like this.

Drone wars. Chicago’s top emergency management executive says the city needs a “counter-drone” program to keep private drones from flying over large crowds in Chicago.
In a test, digital information screens—displaying estimated arrival times, transfer information, public service announcements and, yes, ads—are on the way to some CTA buses.

‘We aren’t animals.’ Residents at a Chicago apartment complex are ticked off about the locking of basketball hoops at a new court.
Chicago Public Schools promises it won’t rush to close schools with dwindling enrollment.
Chicago charter school teachers could vote next week to strike.

HOBO’s lullaby. Home Owners Bargain Outlet says it’ll close by the end of the year if a buyer doesn’t surface.
Google’s planning a big expansion of its West Side Chicago headquarters.

Dump your old drugs. Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day—a day to get rid of unused prescription drugs safely.
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