The Evening Rush for Friday, November 1, 2013

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 11/01/2013, 03:50pm

Sign-up for Chicago Sun-Times newsletters.

 Evacuated passengers wait on the tarmac next to a Southwest Airlines passenger jet after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport November 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Evacuated passengers wait on the tarmac next to a Southwest Airlines jet after a shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Shooting at LAX
Flights at Los Angeles International Airport were brought to a halt today when a gunman apparently open fired on TSA agents at a security check-in the airport, killing one agent and hurting others. The alleged gunman was shot by police and taken into custody. Reports are that the shooter, a young man in his 20s, is not suspected of having any terrorist ties, though an NBC report says the man held staunch anti-government views. Follow along for updates as they become available. [Live blog, Sun-Times, L.A. Times]

Snarled commute
The Dan Ryan is snarled due to a fatal accident that shut down inbound lanes. There was also a bus crash on Lake Shore Drive that hurt 9 people. [Sun-Times, DNA Info]

Everything NSA
Huge, interactive story that encapsulates coverage of the NSA spying controversy. [The Guardian]

Stepping down
City Transportation chief Gabe Klein is stepping down. [Sun-Times]

Drone strike
A Taliban leader in Pakistan has reportedly been killed in a U.S. drone strike. [WaPo]

JJJ release date set
The release date for Jesse Jackson Jr. from prison has been set and at least he’ll be out in time for New Year’s . . . in a few years. [Sun-Times]

Another departure
Jim Reilly, chairman of McPier, is also stepping down. [Crain's]

Closing down
Any remaining Dominick’s stores not picked up by another company will be closed at the end of the year. [Sun-Times]

If you just return your library book on time, you won’t have to go to jail, right? [Some city in Texas]

Captain Serious is excited for his return to Winnipeg. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One
Now that we’re done with Halloween, it’s a good time to reflect on how two of our columnists feel about the seemingly never-ending issue of white people in costumes that involve blackface. [Neil Steinberg, Mary Mitchell]

Sudoku; Weather; Traffic; CTA; Metra; Flight delays

And finally
“Ghosting” is now my favorite way to leave a party. [Slate]

Browse More 'News'