The Evening Rush for Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) | J. Scott Applewhite/AP

Shutdown blah blah

They’re still fighting. Skim the Washington Post’s roundup and the New York Times’ handy graphic of the bewildering back-and-forth, and then we’ll bring you some real news. [Washington Post, New York Times]

Englewood fire

A woman and an 11-month-old have died in a fire that spread to three homes on the South Side. [Sun-Times]


Charles Woodyard has resigned from the Chicago Housing Authority. [Sun-Times]

‘Narcotics metropolis’

Why Chicago’s geography and transportation infrastructure make it perfect for the drug trade. [Chicago Magazine]

Riding with Rahm

Where’s your helmet, Mr. Mayor? [Neil Steinberg]

Shooting confusion

“It appears the intoxicated victim does not remember how he sustained the gunshot wound.” [Sun-Times]


Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the next two Golden Globes. [Voices]

CTA pains

If only the Ventra transition had gone as smoothly as Red Line South construction. [RedEye]

Amtrak on track

Ridership is up more than 3 percent in regional routes to and from Chicago. [Crain’s]

The Bright One

This developer’s unafraid to say it’s not his problem that poor people are being displaced from the city’s single-room occupancy buildings. [Mark Brown]


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

And finally

Chief Keef’s off to jail. [Sun-Times]

The Latest
College students who will be living away from home for the first time need to inquire about voting requirements in the state where they intend to live for the next year.
Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs’ easily went through the Bears’ first-team defense (well, most of it) for a touchdown Saturday, but that’s not going to increase the urgency to get Smith back on the field. Still, Bears GM Ryan Poles will be challenged to have this impasse end well.
Raymond Comer, 37, was shot after officers “clearly directed [him] multiple times to not retrieve the weapon,” according to an arrest report.
About 5 a.m., a car was traveling south in the 7000 block of South Jeffery Boulevard when it ran over four males.
Victor Manuel-Reyes, 36, was arrested Friday after he was identified as the person who rode on a scooter and sexually assaulted women.