Dark days in Chicago sports, a deal with Iran and the rest of the morning’s news

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1 Iranian nuke deal only a start

The U.S. brokered a historic nuclear pact with Iran. The six-month deal calls for Iran to curb, but not end, its nuclear program and allow inspectors to verify its compliance. In exchange, six Western countries agreed to ease economic sanctions. The deal is only a start, and a lot of difficult days remain ahead. The White House will even have a tough time selling the deal at home, reports the Sun-Times’ Lynn Sweet. [Sun-Times]

2 Olympic hangover

Former Mayor Richard Daley’s failed quest for the 2016 Olympic games is still costing taxpayers. Now we learn that the city owes a North Shore family $111 million for a South Side site property that Daley agreed to buy back when he had Olympic fever. The family is a major contributor to the current mayor, but city hall’s finger is pointed at Daley. [Sun-Times]

3 Bad news: Bears

The Bears got clobbered yesterday in St. Louis. Stupid mistakes and porous defense added up to a 42-21 beat-down, and dropped the home team to 6-5. [Sun-Times]

4 Worse news: Rose

Bulls fans took a punch in the solar plexus when Derrick Rose left Friday’s game in Portland with a knee injury. Turns out the all-star guard tore his right meniscus. Whatever a meniscus is, you don’t want to tear it — Rose will have surgery today and could miss the rest of the season. [Sun-Times]

5 Obama library battle brewing

The University of Chicago is talking with celebrated architect Jeanne Gang about designing a presidential library in Hyde Park. U of C is probably the front-runner in the race to land Barack Obama’s legacy repository, but a pair of public institutions are making a strong play as well. [Sun-Times]

6 Through the looking Glass

Will Google Glass revolutionize the way we shop? Do we need it to in the first place? Grid’s Matt Present takes the goofy-looking gadget for a spin and comes away medium-whelmed. [Grid]

7 Local kid awarded Rhodes

A Hinsdale Central graduate won a Rhodes Scholarship from Oxford University. Vinay Nayak is a senior at Yale University, and apparently a really smart kid. His dad, on the other hand, is here in Chicago, awaiting sentencing for a political bribery scheme. Perhaps not surprisingly, the old man has ties to former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. [Sun-Times]

8 Coming up through the kitchen

Meet Joanna Cook, a Filipino-American who taught herself to cook, then started blogging about it, then found herself making regular appearances on Chicago TV. Soon she’ll be hosting her own cable show. She shared that news, and talked about what it costs to get to the top, with Grid’s Micaela Brown. [Grid]

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