Lightfoot + Colbert. Mayor Lightfoot’s latest out-of-town trip—this time to New York for, among other things, an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert—is beginning, in the words of Crain’s Greg Hinz, “to stir some quiet grumbling, as the city’s wave of gang-related shootings shows signs of intensifying” …
■ … and as the mayor has slammed one of the city’s top cops for having taken a vacation despite her order to the contrary.
■ The Colbert show will be recorded
Tuesday Monday for broadcast Thursday.
■ Chicago’s weekend mayhem toll: At least 28 shot—6 fatally.
■ Chicago’s Lakeview East neighborhood this morning experienced its second shooting in two weeks: A man killed after a parking-lot argument.
■ Police blame a child custody dispute for the shooting and wounding of a man in the parking lot of a Rolling Meadows Walmart Saturday.
■ Target says it’s fixed an outage that paralyzed its checkout registers over the weekend.
‘Time and ignorance have done their work.’ The Sun-Times’ Neil Steinberg dissects the anti-vaccination mindset that has flourished as the notion of “a common good” has foundered.
■ The potentially fatal mosquito-borne West Nile virus is again showing up in Chicago-area bugs.
‘Mostly false.’ PolitiFact dings Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin for asserting, “There are parts of I-80 near Joliet that school buses are not allowed to cross because of the fragile nature of a bridge.”
■ Chicago’s Far South and Southeast Sides are “a transportation desert”: A neighborhood leader tells the Tribune, “We’ve been overlooked for so many years.”
‘The suburbs are becoming older and less educated.’ Examining Chicago-area demographics, urban planner Pete Saunders concludes, “Suburban areas that once enjoyed a half-century advantage of attracting well-educated people may be losing that battle now.”
■ Some residents of a south suburb face a “do not consume” order for their drinking water—because of high lead levels.
‘Abraham Lincoln was treated supposedly very badly.’ President Trump in 30 hours of conversation over two days with ABC News’ chief anchor George Stephanopoulos: “But nobody’s been treated badly like me.”
■ ABC’s released a transcript of the whole ordeal.
■ Trump’s cautionary tweet: “Think I will do many more Network Interviews.”
■ Trump’s campaign has reportedly fired polling firms whose numbers showed him trailing several Democrats.
■ CNN: Trump has taken to frequent use of the word treason—an offense punishable by death.
‘I would not have thought that I needed to say this.’ In an oblique swipe at the president, the chair of the Federal Election Commission tweeted: “It is illegal for any person to solicit, accept or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a U.S. election.”
■ Gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg says he doesn’t think he’d be first: “We’ve probably had excellent presidents who were gay. We just didn’t know which.”
■ In a much-watched election map case, the Supreme Court has handed Democrats a big win in Virginia.
What’s past is …
■ Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown on an abortion in his history: “Of course, I was the father. That’s why she was telling me.”
■ A Northwestern University lecturer explains how he atones for damaging Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps offices during an anti-war demonstration almost 50 years ago.
‘I don’t want to be in debt to those who believe they should pay.’ Chicago Public Square last week lost a subscriber weary of suggestions to support this service for a few cents a day. To be clear: We love having you read—for free—even if you’re unable to chip in. But pledges are nice.
■ And thanks to reader Mike Braden for some editing clarity on this edition.