Life in jeopardy / Lightfoot inauguration tix / Eisenhower Expressway shooting

Life in jeopardy. A damning UN global assessment from the world’s leading scientists warns that “the health of the ecosystems on which we and other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever,” placing up to a million species of plants and animals at risk of extinction and putting human society “in a bad way” …

 … but, the report concludes, it’s still not too late to fix things.
Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg: “I can attest to 1,000 tons or so of glacier loss … because I was standing uncomfortably close when it happened.”

Barr’s deadline blown. Because Attorney General Bill Barr has failed to deliver a complete version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the 2016 presidential election, the House Judiciary Committee plans a vote Wednesday to hold him in contempt of Congress.
The president’s ex-fixer Michael Cohen headed to prison today, expressing hope that once he’s freed, the U.S. will be free of the “xenophobia, injustice and lies at the head of our country.”
A late-Sunday tweet from President Trump lends credence to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s fear that he won’t leave the White House willingly if he loses the 2020 election. (Cartoon: Keith Taylor.)

Pot battle begun. Gov. Pritzker and legislative leaders have detailed their plan to legalize recreational marijuana in Illinois, but its fate is far from certain despite Democrats’ control of both chambers.
The Tribune’s Mary Wisniewski: What happens to the crime of driving while high on marijuana?
A “dark money” TV ad condemns Pritzker’s income-tax overhaul plan by questioning his character.

Lightfoot inauguration tix. Want to see Lori Lightfoot sworn in as Chicago mayor? Tickets are available free.
Lightfoot says presidential candidate Joe Biden has yet to atone for his treatment 28 years ago of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas’ accuser, Anita Hill.

Need a job in Chicago? A new Federal Reserve report suggests that, without a diploma, it’s tougher to find one in here than in many other Midwestern cities.
On the South Side, one street is a “dividing line” between business development haves and have-nots.

Eisenhower Expressway shooting. Two people were shot and wounded on I-290 near Morgan late last night.
A man whose wife was injured in a Humboldt Park shooting last night says of the gunman: “He kept shooting, shooting, shooting.”
Block Club Chicago: Police blame a string of shootings in the Hermosa and Logan Square neighborhoods on a gang war.
Vox: Cory Booker now has the most ambitious gun control proposal of any 2020 presidential candidate.

What Facebook could have done short of banning hateful blowhards. Politico media critic Jack Shafer suggests alternatives to outright bans of deplorables like Alex Jones and Louis Farrakhan: “Rewrite … code to limit dissemination of posts … to only the users who have explicitly followed” them.
The Trib’s Dahleen Glanton: “It is ridiculous … to think that banning Farrakhan from Facebook will silence him.”

Game of Thrones’ grande error. Several shots of a celebratory gathering in last night’s episode show a Starbucks coffee cup.
Even the filmmakers of Avengers: Endgame can’t agree on what all the movie’s time-traveling means for the characters.
Iron Man actor Robert Downey Jr. will interview Iron Man director Jon Favreau on stage in Chicago June 15 … and you can be there for $500.
A Northwestern University graduate had a baby today—and announced it on Instagram.

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