Where’s his home? / ‘F--- off honky’ / Riddle us this

Chicago Public Square will take Monday off. As always, though, catch updates around the clock on the Square Facebook page. And now the news:

Where’s his home? WTTW reports that, since 2009, Chicago mayoral candidate Paul Vallas has claimed as his legal permanent residence a home in Palos Heights (where he attended Carl Sandburg High School, a couple of years ahead of your Square columnist).
The Tribune reports that the donors to a political committee backing Vallas’ bid remain a mystery. (Photo: 1971 Sandburg yearbook.)
Ex-Gov. Pat Quinn, who chose Vallas as his running mate in 2014, is backing Chuy Garcia for mayor.
Mayor Lightfoot, who has a history of distorting reporters’ questions (2020 link), last night did it again in a Ch. 32 forum.
Lightfoot’s the only mayoral candidate to decline Axios Chicago’s questionnaire.
Correction: Yesterday’s Square mischaracterized the time and nature of a City Club gathering of candidates.

F--- off honky.’ A challenger to an incumbent member of the Chicago City Council’s being haunted by the ghosts of tweets past.
When you’re ready to cast your ballot, the Square voter guide’s ready to help you decide.

‘I would write it into the U.S. Constitution.’ Gov. Pritzker tells Politico that, if he had his way, he’d guarantee the right to abortion once and for all …
 … but he again dodged a question about his presidential ambitions.

Misery and miracles. An earthquake relief worker in Turkey tells BuzzFeed News: “Every so often you hear screams. … People discovering their family members … dead.”
Families of at least 263 children pulled from the debris in Turkey were among the missing …
 … but a family of seven was rescued after being trapped for 36 hours and a newborn baby was pulled from the rubble.
The AP: Relatives taking in orphaned kids are also dealing with the wreckage of their own lives.
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Pence under pressure. The former vice president’s been subpoenaed by the special counsel investigating the 2020 election insurrection …
 … a move that Charlie Sykes at The Bulwark says “seems to signal an investigation that is moving at ramming speed toward a conclusion.”
Lawyer and columnist David R. Lurie: Ex-Attorney General Bill Barr, “Trump's legal enabler,” needs to be investigated.
Former federal prosecutor Patrick Collins—a white male—says Chicago’s next top federal prosecutor should not be another white male.
Illinois’ attorney general is investigating whether the Chicago Police Department broke the law by denying hundreds of undocumented immigrants a chance to apply for a special visa available to victims of crime.

‘It will be fun to watch them burn up some American currency and do some lite crimes™️.’ Columnist Lyz Lenz’ Dingus of the Week: Ex-WeWork CEO Adam Neumann, who she says “looked at the mess of American housing and said, ‘Let them plunge their own toilets.’”
She takes a swipe along the way at University of Illinois graduate Marc Andreessen.

Whoops. The first artificial-intelligence-generated article published by Men’s Journal was riddled with crap.
Platformer: Discontent with his declining view count, Elon Musk has fired a top Twitter engineer.

Plant-fil-A. Chick-fil-A is testing a plant-based “chicken” sandwich …
 … but you can’t get one on Sundays …
 … which is also true of cars in Illinois.

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