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]

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In a corresponding move, the team optioned reliever Keegan Thompson to the Arizona Complex League.
Lawyers for the former Chicago City Council member argue that the former president is under indictment himself and “despised by a significant percentage of the population.”
Let’s be honest and call it a rebuild And, oh, an ownership change wouldn’t hurt.