The Evening Rush for Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013

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Police officers attend to an injured police officer after a shooting near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. A volley of shots rang out outside the Capitol building, sending lawmakers and tourists scattering for cover and triggering a massive security operation. Police sealed off the building as emergency vehicles converged at the scene. About half an hour after the incident began, the security lockdown at the Capitol was eased and the doors reopened. | Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Capitol shooting

As of post time, there are still many details to be sorted out but this is what we do know: a driver attempted to ram a security gate at the White House, a chase ensued, and shots were fired at the White House. We’ll have ongoing updates all afternoon and evening. [Sun-Times, Live Blog]

Shutdown drags on

Meanwhile, the shooting happened as the federal government shutdown went through its third day. [Sun-Times, Voices]

Suffering poor

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s opt-out clause, many poor residents in states that opt out find themselves uncovered by the new law. [N.Y. Times]

Gov Race 2014

Dan Rutherford fired some shots at Bruce Rauner and, yes, it involves money. [Voices]

Capsized boat

Over 100 African migrants are feared dead when a boat carrying them capsized off the coast of Sicily. [BBC]


The Chicago Teachers Union is furious about the CPS’ apparent attempt to circumvent its own moratorium on school closings. [Sun-Times]

Going rogue?

The story of Lakeview’s “Trapper John,” a kitten catcher who some residents have said is going rogue. [DNA Info]

(Re)Named for Jesse

The school that consolidated Jesse Owens Community Academy during this year’s CPS closures will now be renamed for the Olympic great. [Sun-Times]

iPhone 5s super

Andy Ihnatko gets his hands on an iPhone 5s and likes what he finds. [Grid]

Cubbie down

It’s been a tough go for the Cubs, but they’re ready to make Joe Girardi a very rich offer. [Telander, Sun-Times]

The Bright One

Neil Steinberg says so long to Oprah and don’t let the door hit ya on the way out. [Sun-Times]


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

And finally

Monkey in a snowsuit? Monkey in a snowsuit. You’re welcome. [YouTube]

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