Trump on the hook / CTRL-SALT-DELETE / Not-so-free speech

 The court’s 57-page decision was unanimous …
 … and what Politico calls “a major win for special counsel Jack Smith.”
 Read it here.
 But, of course, it’s subject to appeal.

Bus dumping. Axios: One of Chicago’s strategies in cracking down on bus companies delivering migrants to the city is charging the bus companies with dumping waste illegally …
 The migrant influx triggered a huddle yesterday in Chicago for Gov. Pritzker, Mayor Johnson and Cook County Board President Preckwinkle.

‘Streets and segregation.’ The Sun-Times takes a historic dive into the birth of Chicago’s expressways—and their role in cementing the city’s racial divides.
 Amid concern over police staffing shortages, a City Council committee’s voted to require the Police Department to study again how cops are deployed across the city.

CTRL-SALT-DELETE. That’s one of six winning names in Chicago’s second annual contest to name its snowplows …
 … one of which honors retiring WGN-TV weather guru Tom Skilling …
 … but snow’ll be hard to find for a while, because Chicago’s in line for record-high temperatures this week …

Transpo troubles. Honda’s recalling three-quarters-of-a-million cars to fix faulty airbag sensors.
 New problems with Boeing’s 737 Max fuselages may delay delivery of 50 planes.

Not-so-free speech. The Cook County state’s attorney has filed criminal charges against two Black Northwestern University students who published a parody satire of the student newspaper, The Daily Northwestern—accusing the university of being “complicit in genocide of Palestinians.”
 The Intercept: The case relies, ironically, on “an obscure anti-KKK law” that exists only in Illinois and California.
 The Daily Northwestern editorial board itself “objects to the prosecution of our peers” …
 … as does a petition.
 Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin: “All sides would benefit from regime change—in Israel.” (Gift link, courtesy of Chicago Public Square supporters.)

‘Why are billionaire newspaper owners so damn cheap?’ Press Watch proprietor Dan Froomkin says foundations aren’t much better.
 Columnist Eric Zorn: “The die probably has been cast for daily ink-on-paper publications.”
 The Heated newsletter: Remember when The New York Times podcast The Daily swore off fossil fuel sponsorships? Not so much now.

Blue Sky’s up there waiting. After almost a year as an invitation-only app, would-be Twitter successor Bluesky is open to the public today.
 Unlike a lot of tech startups, it’s set up as a public benefit corporation …
 … funded by one of Twitter’s founders.
 ZDNET’s Sabrina Ortiz: “I just tried Google’s ImageFX AI image generator, and I’m shocked at how good it is.”

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