‘Curfews won’t work’ / Flush with support / Wait Wait’s new home

‘Curfews won’t work.’ A Sun-Times editorial says Mayor Lightfoot’s clampdown on minors’ movements isn’t the way to curb gun violence among Chicago’s young people.
The teenager charged in a Millennium Park murder Saturday night says he acted in self-defense.
He allegedly told police who arrested him, “A hundred (expletive) walking toward me, what am I supposed to do? You all just sitting there, bro.”

Biden to Buffalo. Updating coverage: The president traveled to New York today to visit a makeshift memorial to the 10 people killed in a white supremacist attack—and to call for stricter gun laws and rejection of racism.
The man accused of shooting and killing 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket Saturday allegedly had plans to strike a second time.
He referred to himself as an “eco-fascist.”
Responding to his part in spreading the xenophobic mindset that apparently motivated the gunman, Fox News troll Tucker Carlson hit what Los Angeles Times TV critic Lorraine Ali calls a “dangerous new low.”
Author Malcolm Gladwell: “Let’s just hope that the hundred other minor media voices—speaking to their own narrow audiences—find a way to drown out the vitriol.”
The Onion updates its sadly timeless classic: “‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens.”

‘Back-stabbing snakes.’ A Chicago City Council member accuses his colleagues of duplicity in their passage yesterday of a compromise ward map.
See where the council puts your home—and check the shape of your ward’s map here.

Flush with support. At least 19 council members have signed a resolution to bring more public restrooms to Chicago’s streets.
See committee discussion of the subject at 19:24 in this video.
Block Club: 25 Chicago Public Schools went without air conditioning during last week’s heat wave.

How many times can you catch COVID-19? The New York Times: A lot.
Need more at-home tests? The feds are offering a third round free.
A University of Wisconsin-Madison health geography scientist: “It’s impossible to determine your personal COVID-19 risks … but you can still take action.”

72 minutes on hold—only to hear ‘We have sold out.’ CNN reporter MJ Lee is unimpressed with the federal government’s website to help parents desperate in a baby formula shortage.
Slow Boring columnist Matthew Yglesias sees a simple solution to the crisis: “Adopt Canadian guidelines for older babies.”
Some pediatricians are doing that.

Greenlight for corruption. Popular Information’s Judd Legum says Monday’s Supreme Court ruling that a 2002 campaign finance reform law is unconstitutional makes a bad system worse.
Vox’s Ian Millhiser: Sen. Ted Cruz’s case before the court “made it much easier to bribe a member of Congress.”
Charlie Pierce at Esquire: “Chief Justice John Roberts got a chance to work out (again) his lifelong goal of creating a very white and very plutocratic system of elections in this country.”

Save your mail. Politico wants photos of campaign ads you get sent.
CNN: What to watch in tonight’s primary returns from across the nation.

Another Metra death. For the second time in a week, a train accident has proven fatal.
The accident—a pedestrian struck and killed near Geneva—brought all Union Pacific West trains in the area to a halt.

Good news for bird-lovers. Now that the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has suspended Carvana’s auto dealer license because of a rash of consumer complaints …
 … Skokie is calling a halt to the company’s plans for a “car vending tower” that critics argued unsuccessfully in February would endanger migratory birds.

Wait Wait’s new home. WBEZ and NPR’s venerable quiz show is moving to a renovated theater on South Michigan Avenue.
The Chicago Public Square podcast in 2017: Wait Wait host Peter Sagal hates Navy Pier.
The Chicago Reader’s long-stalled transition to a nonprofit is finally a done deal.

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Corrections. Yesterday’s Square misstated Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts’ relationship with the Cubs. His family owns the team (2020 link) …
 … and it neglected to hyperlink the phrase “a powerful voice” for civil rights.

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