The Evening Rush for Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

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DiFoggio dies

Federal informant Michael DiFoggio is dead after an apparent suicide. [Sun-Times]

NSA trouble

Now, it looks like even Yahoo! and Google were victims of NSA spying. [WaPo]

911 headache

The city’s understaffed 911 center racked up nearly $7 million in overtime costs. [Sun-Times]


DHH head Kathleen Sebelius testified in front of a panel on the glitch-filled rollout of the Affordable Health Care website. [N.Y. Times]

Money well burnt

After cutting Venetian Night to save $300,000, the city is now spending $1 million on the new Chicago Fire Festival. [Sun-Times]


An Oswego school was locked down after an IT worker left his handgun in a restroom. [NBC 5]

Divvy up

Keep the snowsuit out because you’ll be able to ride Divvy bikes into winter. [Sun-Times]

Daily tears

A town in Ohio threw an early Christmas for a dying boy. Weep. [Newser]

Brian’s pick

Urlacher steps into politics. [Sun-Times]

Bulled over

The Heat bullied the Bulls quite a bit last night, but the silver lining is that Derrick Rose is still back. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One

Dave McKinney on Mike Madigan’s battle against the BGA and Andy Shaw. [Sun-Times]


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

And finally

A nifty simulator visualizes real-time births and deaths across the world. [The Atlantic]

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