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Who’s in your wallet? Updating coverage: Personal info from more than 100 million people—including Social Security and bank account identification—has been breached in a massive hack at Capital One Financial.
■ How to tell if you’ve been affected.
■ What to do if you were.
■ TechCrunch editor Zack Whittaker: “Capital One’s breach was inevitable, because we did nothing after Equifax.”
■ Depending on how much work you did to undo damage in the Equifax hack, here’s how you could get $625 for your troubles …
■ … but don’t count on it.
‘It’s a scam.’ The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s undergraduate admissions director tells ProPublica Illinois dozens of suburban families have been giving up legal custody of their kids to exploit a loophole and win financial aid the students wouldn’t merit otherwise.
■ ProPublica is encouraging college journalists of color to apply for its paid Emerging Reporters Program.
How safe is Lolla? Mayor Lori Lightfoot today planned to join a training exercise to ensure Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival is ready to prevent or respond to violence like the shooting spree Sunday at the Gilroy (California) Garlic Festival.
■ Chicago Rep. Dan Lipinski was in Gilroy when it happened.
■ The gunman seems to have had—surprise!—white supremacist proclivities.
■ Gunfire has left at least two dead and a police officer hurt at a Walmart in Mississippi.
■ A Philadelphia Inquirer editorial mourns a lack of national attention to a Sunday night shooting that killed one and hurt five: “What we’ve come to view as the ‘classic’ mass shooting … impacts mainly white people.”
Senseless. Colleagues are mourning the killing of two Chicago moms who worked with the group Mothers Against Senseless Killings.
■ Police: “This is still very much under investigation.”
■ The Chicago inspector general’s office says Chicago police are ignoring rules requiring the random review of cops’ body-worn cameras.
■ An Edgewater resident to Block Club Chicago: “My Neighbor Attacked Me Because I Threw Dog Poop On His Porch For Months.”
Together at last. The first of two nights of Democratic presidential candidates delivers a long-awaited matchup: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren on the same stage at the same time.
■ But this could be the last hurrah for maybe half the candidates.
■ RealClearPolitics: The candidates are ready to mix it up over racial justice.
■ The debates’ setting—Detroit, not far from General Motors’ HQ—has GM on alert for criticism.
■ CNN will stream the debates online live and free—even to nonsubscribers.
‘Divisiveness serves a president who wants his constituents to live in fear of each other.’ But the Tribune’s Heidi Stevens says she worries about the “long-term damage” if we ignore Trump’s tweets …
■ … like those in which he condemned Baltimore—home to his congressional nemesis Elijah Cummings—as a “rat and rodent infested mess” …
■ … language that has for centuries served as a racist trope. (Cartoon: Keith J. Taylor.)
■ The president failed to mention that his son-in-law is landlord to vermin-filled Baltimore properties.
■ Trump doubled down this morning, lying: “I’m the least racist person there is anywhere in the world.”
■ CNN’s Brian Stelter: Fox News consistently fails to acknowledge its role in Trump tweetstorms.
Shot thrown away. The Trib’s Chris Jones blames the failure of “Hamilton: The Exhibition”—which is closing months before planned and weeks before the dates of tickets already sold—on its lousy “location, location, location.”
■ Mayor Lightfoot wants Chicagoans to take a poll to help determine where the city should put a new casino.
■ The Trib’s Kristen McQueary: Downtown is “the only location that makes sense.”
Goodbye, Columbus? A notion sunk in the Chicago City Council three years ago may sail again: Renaming the city’s Columbus Day celebration “Indigenous People’s Day.”
■ In a court case likely to send shudders through Chicago’s halls of power, a clout-heavy ex-labor leader was set today to plead guilty to extortion charges.
■ A Chicago restaurant named “City Hall” is offering 20% off the cost of a meal on Tuesdays to anyone who presents a city parking ticket.
Chicago’s ‘best hospital.’ According to U.S. News & World Report, it’s also the state’s best.
■ New federal numbers show the Chicago area gained more jobs in the first six months of the year than any other metro area except New York.
■ Uber laid off hundreds of workers Monday.
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