Now, Kenosha / 'Look what I did!' / Zoom gloom

Now, Kenosha. Video of police shooting and wounding a Black man—apparently in the back—triggered a night of unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin: Cars afire, windows smashed and teargas deployed.

Dozens of Chicago protesters Sunday got back bikes cops confiscated in July.

Expressway shooting. Westbound lanes of the Eisenhower were shut after a man was shot and wounded there early today.
Chicago’s picked the first three sites it aims to transform into economic development engines on the city’s South and West Sides.
The Tribune reports that, although Lightfoot promised $10 million to businesses damaged by Chicago looting, records show the city’s paid out far less.
A Sun-Times editorial embraces the notion of spending Chicago’s tax windfall to “help poorer neighborhoods, Robin Hood-style.”

‘Look what I did!’ Fifteen-year-old Claudia Conway—a self-described “radical agnostic liberal/leftist”—is taking credit on TikTok for the surprise decision by her mom, Kellyanne Conway, to quit the Trump White House.
 Her dad, George Conway, is also backing away from the anti-Trump Lincoln Project.
George Conway on Trump, before the family announcements: “This man is a racist, he is evil.”
Kellyanne Conway was still set to address the Republican convention Wednesday night.

‘Buckle up, Chicago.’ A Republican National Committeeman from Illinois tells the Sun-Times the city and Illinois will be squarely in the president’s sights …
 … as he breaks precedent to speak all four nights of the convention. (Cartoon: Keith J. Taylor.)
The Sun-Times’ Laura Washington: Get ready for “Trump’s Land of Oz … a dangerous fantasy.”
The Daily Beast: “I Kept and Read Every Trump Campaign Email. Here’s How They Shake People Down.”

‘The president of the United States isn’t going to be perfect. But you don’t want to be embarrassed.’ Ex-Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, a Republican, tells Politico he’s voting for Joe Biden.
In a possibly unprecedented move, the Sun-Times has endorsed Biden before the Republican convention begins.

‘Trump is like a belligerent drunk who gets kicked out of a bar and then returns to set the back door on fire.’ Neil Steinberg examines the U.S. Postal Service’s problems under the present administration.
Updating coverage: Embattled Postmaster General Louis DeJoy had another appointment with Congress today—this time before a House committee.
Watch it here.

R.I.P., Justin Townes Earle. The singer-songwriter, Cubs fan and son of country rocker Steve Earle is dead at 38.
He’d fought drug and alcohol problems.
The announcement came on his Facebook page.
Here he is in a half-hour concert at 2019’s SXSW festival.

Zoom gloom. Just as many returning teachers and students were counting on it for remote learning, Zoom suffered a widespread outage today.
The company’s status page: “We have identified the issue … and we are working on a fix.”

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