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The Evening Rush for Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

A scene from today’s rally in Springfield. / Jessica Koscielniak/Sun-Times Media

March for equality

A large group of same-sex marriage supporters are rallying in Springfield today, undeterred by rain, calling on the state legislature to get its act together and make Illinois the 15th state to legalize gay marriage. Today is also the start of the brief fall veto session, but whether anything comes of today’s action is another story. [Live blog]

Budgetary briefing

Six new parking violation and impound fees will be used to help pump up revenues — revenues Mayor Emanuel hopes will help close a budget gap. [Sun-Times, Crain’s]

Jobless rate

The nation’s jobless rate wasn’t quite as low as had been hoped, showing signs that the economy may be weakening slightly. [N.Y. Times]


All regional transit agencies under one umbrella? Pshaw, that’s crazy talk, apparently. [Sun-Times]

Damage control

This is shocking, I know, but apparently the GOP’s reputation is suffering mightily from the shutdown. [WaPo]

Back to the clink

That’s right, with these special hidden stashes of cash you failed to tell the court about, this return trip to jail can be yours, Kevin Trudeau! [Sun-Times]


Chicago’s CTO John Tolva is bidding farewell to City Hall. [Crain’s]

Haunted by the past

You can lie about your past as long as possible, it’ll still catch up with you. [Sun-Times]

The story behind the story

So, about that long-ago-reported story of the woman who spilt coffee on herself in the car… [Gawker]

The ‘S’ Word

It’s far too early in the season for this. [Sun-Times]

Family affair

The Blackhawks are being joined by their moms on this next road trip. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One

What did Mayor Daley know? Way more than he says he knew. So says Mark Brown. [Sun-Times]


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

And finally

Remember when Felix Baumgartner jumped from space? Relive it again. [YouTube]