'A glimpse into the future'? / Getting 'Eddie Johnson drunk' / 988

‘A glimpse into the future’? The Sun-Times’ Neil Steinberg says results of yesterday’s United Kingdom election suggest Americans “hoping [their] nightmare might end neatly in November … are living in a dream world.”
Britain’s Trumplike Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks away with a landslide victory.
Politico: “Trump shocks black voters—by trying to get their votes.”

‘Trump’s continuation in office poses a grave and imminent threat to civil liberties.’ As it did during Richard Nixon’s administration, the American Civil Liberties Union is supporting impeachment of the president …
 … articles of which this morning won House Judiciary Committee approval …
 … for a vote by the full House as soon as next week.
The Onion satire: “Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) engaged in thoughtful and enlightened debate.”
House Speaker Pelosi’s big choice: Which representatives will prosecute Trump in the Senate?
Bloomberg: Impeachment will put the president’s relationship with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to the test.

Greta Thunberg’s retort. Attacked by Trump after she was named Time’s Person of the Year, the 16-year-old climate activist answered with a snarky tweak to her Twitter bio.
The UN’s secretary-general warns that inaction on the climate crisis risks global economic disaster.

Illinois layoffs. For the second month in a row, Illinois companies in November flagged more than a thousand employees for dismissal.
Illinois now has a project manager to oversee the sale of its iconic but decrepit Thompson Center.

‘If they’re upset about how they voted and that people know about it, that’s on them.’ Mayor Lightfoot is unapologetic in the face of aldermen’s complaints about her political action committee’s website encouraging voters to complain to those who opposed her budget.
A Tribune editorial on Cook County’s dramatic property tax system overhaul: “Short-term pain should result in long-term gain.”

Getting ‘Eddie Johnson drunk.’ The Chicago Reader’s Maya Dukmasova describes a Facebook-fueled gathering at the infamous Ceres Cafe to mark the dismissal of Chicago’s police chief.
Deceased rapper Juice Wrld’s mom has issued a statement acknowledging his battles with “prescription drug dependency.”

Your money’s (maybe) no good here. Metra’s considering ending its practice of letting passengers pay fares with cash after they’ve boarded trains.
Streetsblog Chicago’s Courtney Cobbs: Why failure to pay a CTA or Metra fare should result in a ticket, not criminal charges.
Sunday’s your last day to apply for erasure of Chicago city sticker ticket debt.

988. Those digits have won the FCC’s approval as a universal number for reaching the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
ProPublica Illinois spotlights concerns about a suburban school for kids with behavioral and emotional disabilities: “None of the children … are safe.”

‘We can’t sleep with sources.’ The Tribune’s Heidi Stevens wants audiences to know Clint Eastwood’s new movie, Richard Jewell, screws up facts about journalism.
Journalism prof Joe Saltzman: “A film about how the media can destroy innocent people ends up needlessly damaging the reputation of a real-life journalist.”
Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter (and Chicago native) Bill Torpy: “The newspaper? We’re the bad guys who will roll over anyone for an exclusive … and I sort of get it.”
The movie’s Olivia Wilde—daughter of journalists—takes issue with how the film was crafted.

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