Afternoon news roundup Monday, 04 May 2020 17:28:48 CDT David-Braverman Chicago, Entertainment, General, Politics, Weather (0) As Illinois hits 2,662 Covid-19 deaths and the CDC says the country will hit about that number every day by month's end, May the 4th be with us: Newly-disgorged White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany began her very first press briefing by saying "I will never lie to you." You'll never guess what she did next. James Fallows draws a comparison between former President George W Bush's video message to the country last week and the current president's behavior. New Republic's Libby Watson says, "For the president, the question isn't how many people die from the coronavirus pandemic, but who." Illinois had it's 27th coldest and 43rd wettest April in the 148 years we've kept records. (It was also the longest April in history, clocking in at around 300 days. But that could just be my perception.) Former US Attorney Preet Bharara is pissed off at Mitch McConnell. Data from the Chicago Transit Authority shows where in the city people are working from home. Anhauser Busch-InBev won its appeal against Molson Coors in the "corn syrup" flap from last year. The appellate court ruled that AB's claims that Coors uses corn syrup are backed up by the ingredients listed on every Coors beer can. Chicago only has two James Beard finalists this year. Pity. But Chicago also has two endangered plovers, Monty and Rose, who returned to Montrose Beach this week. So it wasn't all horrible news today.