Week in review: Chicago cops shot, Obama reveals library design and GOP celebrates health vote

Here are some of the top stories you may have missed this week (Sunday, April 30 through Friday, May 5).

2 Chicago cops wounded in Back of the Yards attack

Two Chicago police officers were wounded Tuesday night when two vehicles pulled up alongside their unmarked van and being firing at them in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said.

One officer was hit in the arm and the other in the back, Rosemary Regina Sobol, Tony Briscoe, Jeremy Gorner and Elvia Malagon report.

Their injuries were not life-threatening, officials said.

The bill would have a profound effect on thousands in Illinois, where 1 in 4 residents are on Medicaid, which faces reduced funding. It could also affect people who get insurance through their employer, reports Lisa Schencker.

Tribune’ voices weigh in: Mary Schmich took issue with some Republicans’ contention that good health is contingent on morality. Rex Huppke writes that Trumpcare can be boiled down to one sentence: “I got mine, Jack, you’re on your own.” Heidi Stevens writes that the man who brought Chicago its first Ronald McDonald House is a guiding light in the health care fight.

Feeling cheated: Bears quarterback Mike Glennon, signed to an $18.5 million free agent contract, was the guest of honor at the Miller Lite Bears draft party at Soldier Field last week, where he promptly watched the team trade up to take a quarterback with the No. 2 overall pick. Glennon reportedly felt as though he had been cheated on, sources told Rich Campbell.

Broken trophy: The Cubs’ World Series trophy suffered minor injuries during team President Theo Epstein’s benefit concert in Boston, reports Paul Skrbina.

Stray bullet: A woman attending a St. Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium on Tuesday was hit in the arm with a stray bullet, police said.

Racist slurs at Fenway: Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones said he was the target of racial slurs during a game in Boston this week, an event that doesn’t surprise Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward, who said it’s common in other cities, reports Mark Gonzales. Former Red Sox star Curt Schilling, meanwhile, accused Jones of lying about the incident.

Woke women: Several Chicagoans, including cultural critic Luvvie Ajayi and activist Veronica Morris-Moore, made the list of “100 woke women” in the May issue of Essence magazine, writes Heidi Stevens.


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