By Mary Dixon

The Secret Service has taken the unusual action of Tweeting that it’s ‘aware of the comments’ … after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggested to a crowd in North Carolina that “the Second Amendment people” act if Democrat Hillary Clinton were elected and began choosing Supreme Court justices. Trump claims he was talking about voting, not violence; House Speaker Paul Ryan calls it a “joke gone bad.”

Chicago police report 3 deaths in 18 shootings around the city … Evanston police report 4 young men and women were injured in a shooting near Foster and Jackson … former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was re-sentenced to the same term – 14 years in prison – for corruption … CPS is warning teachers to make concessions or face classroom cuts … the Cubs and White Sox won … US swimmers Phelps, Dwyer, Ledecky and Team USA gymnasts are bringing home gold medals … Partly cloudy today with a high near 90.

Everything you need to know to start your day.


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