Fatal CTA stabbing / Debate night / Got beer?

Fatal CTA stabbing. A Chicago man died after getting stabbed on a Blue Line train late last night.
Surveillance video shows a man on the Clinton platform holding a knife around the time of the attack.
Anticipating a violent Memorial Day weekend, the Chicago Police Department has canceled rank-and-file cops’ days off …
 … but CWBChicago reports some of the department’s highest-ranking officers have restricted time off for officers under their command while personally enjoying vacations that sometimes have lasted weeks.
Chicago City Council members have called a special meeting for tomorrow afternoon to address violent crime.
The council yesterday put off action on Mayor Lightfoot’s call for a permanent 10 p.m. curfew.
Axios Chicago: Curfews don’t actually work.”
Young Chicagoans protested the curfew plan last night with a “die-in” outside City Hall.

Quinn in? Politico Illinois Playbook proprietor Shia Kapos says ex-Gov. Pat Quinn and Ald. Brian Hopkins are polling voters to determine whether they’ll run for mayor of Chicago.
A key Lightfoot ally is bailing out of the City Council.

Debate night. You can scope out the Republicans running for Illinois governor in two broadcast matchups tonight.
If You Have To Say It, You Have A Problem Dept.: Candidate Richard Irvin tells the Sun-Timeshe’s not hiding behind his TV ads—or Ken Griffin’s millions.”

‘How the 2024 coup attempt will go down.’ Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick and Mark Joseph Stern say Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and his wife, Ginni, are “laying out the game plan right before our eyes.”
CNN analysis: “Election deniers want to control the 2024 election. And they’re getting closer.”
A Trib editorial calls for a Supreme Court code of ethics.
Popular Information spotlights “the expensive and unscrupulous campaign to keep an anti-abortion Democrat in Congress.”

Abortion by mail. With abortion rights on the line in a pending Supreme Court ruling, Planned Parenthood of Illinois says it’ll deliver Mifepristone, a.k.a “the abortion pill,” via the U.S. Postal Service to qualifying patients with an Illinois address.
YouTube’s CEO says the company’s wrestling with how to handle misinformation about abortion and abortion rights.

A Ukraine war first. A Russian soldier who pleaded guilty to killing a civilian has been sentenced to life in prison.
An ex-U.S. soldier now fighting in Ukraine tells CNN of four days in a “house of horrors”—a sauna and gym that disintegrated under Russian shelling.

Got beer? If you’ve been tossing those snap-off plastic can carriers in with your recycling, WTTW’s environmental watchdog Patty Wetli reports, it’s probably a waste—but new options are in the works.
Massachusetts’ highest court says ExxonMobil has to face trial on charges of misleading consumers and investors about fossil fuels and climate change.
Global banking concern HSBC has suspended a leader in its “responsible investing team” after he complained in a speech to an investor conference, “There’s always some nut job telling me about the end of the world.” (Photo: Found in the Chicago Public Square fridge.)
The Wall Street Journal says he was just telling the truth.

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