Late night—or long days? / An FOP ‘eff you’ / ‘Best movie of the year’

Late night—or long days? Election Day is here, but Chicagoans may not know their next mayor tonight, or for days to come …
 … although columnist Eric Zorn expects a winner by 9 p.m.
Political historian and former alderman Dick Simpson tells Politico this is unlike almost any mayoral race since 1871.
Axios Chicago’s prediction: The winner “will be a guy … with … a goatee.”
Before you cast your ballot, check the Chicago Public Square voter guide for the city and suburbs.

Know voters in Wisconsin? Let them know they face a crucial decision …
 … in what Mother Jones’ Ari Berman says may be “the most important race of 2023.”
Columnist and ex-Labor Secretary Robert Reich calls it “one of the biggest challenges to the future of American democracy.”

Steel yourself. As Donald Trump faced the prospect this afternoon in New York of becoming the first president—present or former—to be arrested, media critic Tom Jones fears over-the-top coverage.
Here’s what to expect …
 … and where to find updating coverage.
The Conversation: A perp-walk into the courtroom could energize Trump’s campaign. (Cartoon: An excerpt from Tom Tomorrow satire at The Nib.)
Stephen Colbert anticipates both a mug and a shot.
Popular Information turns a spotlight on a purportedly nonpartisan organization “that could make Trump the next president.”

‘I’m scared to go to school every day.’ That’s a 12-year-old girl—one of hundreds of students who walked out of class yesterday for a march to Tennessee’s state capitol, demanding action on control of guns …
 … like those that let a shooter fire 152 rounds in a 14-minute assault that left six dead last week at a Nashville school …
 … an attack that Nashville police say had been in the works for months.
Tennessee Republicans have moved to expel three Democratic state representatives for their role last week in a gun protest at the state Capitol.
With ironic timing—a week after the Nashville terror—Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis surreptitiously signed a law letting Floridians who legally own guns carry them without a permit.
A Virginia teacher shot by her 6-year-old student is suing the school district for $40 million. (Cartoon: Part of a longer list by Brian McFadden at The Nib.)

An FOP ‘eff you.’ That’s how Fraternal Order of Police president John Catanzara characterizes Chicago’s decision to house migrants at police stations.
A Sun-Times editorial sounds a note of concern over legislative moves to liberalize police use of drones.

Be weather watchful. The Chicago region faced the prospect today of another round of storms like last Friday’s.
Here are 10 things the Tribune thinks you should know about tornadoes.

The staplers? Not the staplers! Google’s cost-cutting efforts include fewer employee laptops, fitness classes and … yes … staplers.
So you’d be forgiven a flashback to 1999’s Office Space.
Chicago State University teachers are on strike.

‘The best movie of the year so far.’ That’s critic Richard Roeper’s assessment of director/producer/co-star Ben Affleck’s Air, about Nike’s pursuit of a deal with Michael Jordan.
Chicago’s released the lineup for this summer’s blues, gospel and house music festivals.
Chicago’s Oriental Institute has a new name: The Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures, West Asia and North Africa.

‘Not everything is racist, misogynistic, antisemitism.’ Reader Michael Conway takes issue with the suggestion in a Politico piece linked from Friday’s Square that DeSantis invoked an antisemitic trope when he attacked liberal philanthropist George Soros while condemning Trump’s indictment:
“Soros-controlled organizations have pumped a lot of money into American politics. Is pointing that out and worrying about some of the actual outcomes antisemitism or racism? No different than worrying about the Koch brothers or other dark-money donors. Rich guys controlling political discourse is dangerous.”

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