Morning Spin: Amara Enyia marks 11th challenger to enter crowded race against Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is getting an 11th challenger this week, as policy consultant Amara Enyia is announcing her entrance into the crowded race.

Although less known than many of the announced challengers, Enyia is no stranger to mayoral races. She ran in the 2015 campaign before dropping out and joining then-Ald. Bob Fioretti’s team. She said many of the issues discussed then — inequality and a lack of community investment among them — have gotten worse.

The city continues losing residents, she said, including African-Americans.

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*After years of watching top students leave for other states, U. of I. and lawmakers begin to respond.

*As ‘L’ trains get more jammed, backpacks a bulging problem.

*Cardinal Cupich defends his record, Pope Francis in response to former Vatican official.

What we’re reading

*John McCain’s farewell letter: ‘Do not despair of our present difficulties.’

*Welcome to Codeverse, where young kids learn to build games and hack light fixtures.

*Tours to start at Old Joliet Prison, a ruin of busted glass and the stuff of nightmares.

*Farmers to get $4.7 billion in first round of U.S. aid.

*Toyota to invest $500 million in Uber to help develop self-driving vehicles, AP source says.

Follow the money

*Track Illinois campaign contributions in real time here and here.

Beyond Chicago

*Foxconn giving $100 million to UW-Madison for partnership.

*U.S. and Mexico tentatively set to replace NAFTA with new deal.

*Adviser says New York probe, not Mueller, is ‘greatest threat’ to Trump.

*Iran goes to United Nations’ highest court over re-imposed U.S. sanctions.

*The White House flag flew at full-staff 2 days after McCain’s death — until Trump was pressured to put it back.

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August 28, 2018 at 05:39AM

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