All in / Minnesota, again / ‘Fire Tucker’

All in. Every Illinois resident over 16 now is eligible for vaccination against the coronavirus …
 … but, until at least next Monday, Chicagoans who aren’t essential workers or who have no underlying medical conditions will have to travel outside the city to take advantage of the expansion.
The Tribune asks: “After traveling hundreds of miles for the first COVID-19 shot, can you get the second dose closer to home?
For Cook County residents, the answer’s yes.
 … including the widely praised Chicago Vaccine Hunters group on Facebook.

Not so fast. Axios:The things that could prolong the COVID-19 pandemic … are playing out right in front of our eyes.”
A Trib editorial: “Rules that got waived for the pandemic? Let’s get rid of them.”

Minnesota, again. Updating coverage: Violent protest gripped a Minneapolis suburb overnight after the death Sunday of a 20-year-old Black man shot by police during a traffic stop.
Prosecutors were nearing the end of their case against the ex-Minneapolis cop charged with the murder of George Floyd, whose death sparked nationwide unrest.
Trib columnist Dahleen Glanton: The Floyd case “had nothing to do with breaking the law. It was about breaking the spirit of Black men and stroking the ego of rogue police officers who thrive on power and control.”
A Chicago man faces eight years in prison in the shooting of an Oak Park cop during a traffic stop Thursday.
A University of Connecticut philosophy professor poses three questions America needs to ask about seeking racial justice in a court of law.

More trains. Metra’s pandemic-rebound service upgrades begin today.
Streetsblog Chicago: The One Central megadevelopment proposed for the South Loop doesn’t deserve a state subsidy “until the developer demonstrates that taxpayers would get a proportionate transit benefit from that $6.5 billion.”
A wrong-way crash on the Eisenhower has again proven deadly, with a survivor placed in custody.

‘Viewed from the perspective of history, Yellowstone is a crime scene.’ The Atlantic: “The jewels of America’s landscape should belong to America’s original peoples.” [Link corrected.]
Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg: “Demanding the city of Chicago honor Columbus forever … weighs his advocates down—or rather, outs them, as hidebound haters performing an ongoing master class in tone-deafness.” (Cartoon: Keith J. Taylor.)
The Conversation: “What inspired digital nomads to flee America’s big cities may spur legions of remote workers to do the same.”

‘Fire Tucker.’ Media writer Tom Jones says calls to dump “the host of the most popular prime-time show on cable news television” are getting louder.’s Chad Finn reviews Aaron Rodgers’ first week as guest host of Jeopardy!: “A pretty darned good backup.”

Thanks to reader Karen Berman, first to note the bad link above.

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