'Stay calm, don't run' / Burke's 'burner' / Puritan nation

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‘Stay calm. Don’t run.’ As Immigration and Customs Enforcement reportedly plans raids targeting thousands of families in Chicago and other big cities beginning Sunday, the American Civil Liberties Union is issuing counsel for those who may be stopped by the authorities.
The ACLU, Indivisible Chicago and other civil liberties groups plan a Saturday protest to “end detention” and “welcome immigrants.”
Mayor Lightfoot: Chicago “will not team up with ICE to detain any resident.”
Testimony from an immigrant mother whose daughter died after ICE detainment brought Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to tears. (Cartoon: Keith J. Taylor.)
Welcome to Hell World proprietor Luke O’Neil dissects “a new low” for Fox News host Tucker Carlson—a segment on immigration that “struck even reporters who follow Carlson regularly as beyond the pale.”
 Updating coverage: President Trump plans this afternoon to announce executive action regarding a citizenship question on the census.

‘So great looking and smart, a true Stable Genius!’ As Trump prepared to welcome a collection of reactionary social media trolls to the White House, he fired back at his critics on Twitter.
But the meeting has alienated even some of Trump’s right-wing fans.
A Sun-Times editorial condemns Gov. Pritzker for canceling a State Fair performance by the band Confederate Railroad.

Burke’s ‘burners.’ Before the feds raided the offices of since-indicted Chicago Ald. Ed Burke, the Sun-Times reports, he went through a series of pay-as-you-go phones of the sort often used to conduct illegal transactions.
New soccer fields are taking shape as the first phase of the new Lincoln Yards megadevelopment.

Gatorgram. As the hunt continues for an alligator in the Humboldt Park Lagoon, the Tribune’s Rex Huppke shares a letter from the reptile of the moment: “Knock it off, or come a bit closer to the shore so I can definitely not bite your ankle and drag you into the water.”
A thing we learned this week: Alligator Bob isn’t an alligator.
On the Taste of Chicago menu: Alligator sausage.
The Beachwood Reporter’s Steve Rhodes: “Monetize that gator!

‘Stay out of the water.’ If you’re looking for relief from the heat along Chicago’s beaches, the National Weather Service warns you to beware “life-threatening waves and currents.”
Police say a woman died and two people were hurt as a boat hit a dock and capsized near Belmont Harbor.
Already flooded, New Orleans is bracing for a hurricane.
New Orleans is increasingly under water—and not just because sea levels are rising.

A ‘floodier’ future. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns the nation to brace for more wetness.
A State Department analyst is quitting after the White House blocked his written testimony to Congress that climate change is indeed a big frickin’ deal.
The New York Times: “Population growth, climate change and pollution are disrupting the world’s freshwater supplies.”

Puritan nation. Olivet Nazarene University has told a man newly hired as an assistant English professor not to bother to report for class—because someone read his book and found it lacking in Christian morals.
American Airlines is apologizing for humiliating a doctor by forcing her to cover her bare shoulders with a blanket.

Chicken knocks. McDonald’s franchisees complain the company has nothing that competes with fast-rising Chick-fil-A.
Boston Market—which used to be Boston Chicken—is closing four Chicago-area stores.

Accenture on the positive. Joining the crush of companies courting Chicago’s young tech talent, Accenture over the next three years plans to add 600 jobs, to be based at the newly renamed Accenture Tower over Ogilvie Transportation Center.
Chicago-based Boeing is on course to lose its status as the world’s biggest planemaker.

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