The Evening Rush for Friday, October 11, 2013

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Rahm’s war chest

Though the 2015 mayoral election is still 16 months away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has amassed a mighty war chest of more than $5 million. The more important number, though, is the number of opponents: 0. Meanwhile, some of Rahm’s harshest critics are already firing back. Stacy Davis Gates, political legislative director for the Chicago Teachers Union, said: “He needs every damn dime.” CTU president K who infamously shut doznes of schools this summer. Yet, as of this moment, there’s little to stop Rahm’s run towards re-election. [Rahm’s war chest, CTU fires back]

Heated City Council

Not surprisingly, aldermen are pretty displeased about the huge settlement being paid over a former CDOT employee’s harassment suit. [Sun-Times]

Hope?

The GOP and the White House are inching closer to a budget deal. [WaPo]

Caught speeding

A 40-day test run of a handful of new speed cameras caught almost 205,000 violators. They received warnings, but they could have racked up millions in tickets. [Sun-Times]

The new owners?

There are already candidates lining up to pick up, poke and prod the Dominick’s grocery stores. [Crain’s]

Koschman update

The judge in the David Koschman case will hear arguments from both sides before ruling on whether or not the grand jury report will be unsealed. [Sun-Times]

Not gun shy

A gaggle of gun-rights groups are holding an event called “Guns Save Lives Day” — on the anniversary of the Newtown massacre. [Gawker]

Those eyes

The story behind the iconic Chicago International Film Festival logo. [WBEZ]

Rose-colored goggles

Horace Grant manages to slam both the Heat and the current Bulls in one go. [Sun-Times]

Nah, we’re cool

Robbie Gould and Devin Hester hugged and made up. [ESPN]

The Bright One

The Chicago Marathon is Sunday morning so good luck to all of this year’s runners. And for everyone else, we’ve got a blog post that we will update throughout the weekend with info, including CTA reroutes, viewing locations and an interactive street closure map. [Sun-Times]

Commute

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

And finally

Not The Onion, part two: “What can be done about Facebook fight club?” [WESH]

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