Under over Ober / 30 days / ‘Don’t come to me for shit’

Under over Ober. The AP’s called a winner in the cliffhanger race between Illinois Democratic U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood and Republican challenger Jim Oberweis.
Oberweis isn’t conceding.
The Sun-Times’ Neil Steinberg reviews why Oberweis has earned the nickname “Milk Dud.”

‘It’s a riot.’ The Tribune’s Eric Zorn uses “riot” in the ha-ha-funny way to describe President Trump’s “epic, infantile postelection hissy fit … one of the funniest chapters in American political history.”
President-elect Biden has been mostly ignoring Trump’s obstruction. (Cartoon: Keith J. Taylor.)
Government and industry officials who coordinate election cybersecurity pronounce this election “the most secure in American history.”
CNN’s Brian Stelter: “The president is missing.”
The New York Times: The president faces a greater risk of prosecution as soon as he leaves office.

COVID casualties. The Washington Post: More than 130 Secret Service officers linked to Trump’s campaign travel have been infected by the coronavirus or are quarantining because of possible exposure.
Reactionary Illinois billionaires Liz and Dick Uihlein have it.
So do Trump adviser Corey Lewandowski and two other campaign insiders.
The Sun-Times’ Mark Brown shares the story of a 36-year-old suburban man who went to the hospital in the morning and was dead of COVID-19 by mid-afternoon.
A University of Texas health science professor: Biden has a fresh chance to turn around “a public health disaster.”

30 days. To stem an onslaught of new coronavirus cases, Mayor Lightfoot’s recommending—but not ordering—Chicagoans to do all they can to stay at home for a month beginning Monday.
Gov. Pritzker says a statewide order may not be far behind …
 … which may mean “virtual” Thanksgiving celebrations—or at least two-week quarantines beforehand.
School districts nationwide are closing again.

‘Don’t come to me for shit.’ Two Chicago City Council members say that’s the threat Lightfoot issued this week to aldermen who fail to vote for her painful 2021 budget.
Furloughed Reader reporter Maya Dukmasova in The Appeal: Lightfoot has used Chicago’s infrastructure—notably, its bridges and public transit—as weapons against protesters.
A massive redevelopment plan for the Moody Bible campus on the Near North Side could generate $20 million a year in taxes from “a very large piece of property … that actually pays almost no taxes currently.”

12 days (or more) of Christmas. A pandemic-driven shift to online shopping could spell delivery delays for the holidays.
The U.S. Public Interest Research Group is out with a 2020 list of dangerous and recalled toys.

‘If you want fireflies, leave some leaves.’ A Field Museum conservation ecologist makes the case for not raking.

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