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]

The Latest
About 10 p.m., the person was in the 4200 block of West Congress Parkway when she was struck by a red SUV that fled north on Kildare Avenue, Chicago police said.
Just after 10 p.m., the man, 42, was driving in the 4500 block of South Pulaski Road when he was shot in the back of the head, Chicago police said.
About 1:15 a.m., a 31-year-old man was outside in the 1600 block of North Hamlin Avenue when he was approached by two men in a vehicle who began shooting, Chicago police said.
The entire city is aiming at their backs. The McCaskeys and Kevin Warren sitting back on some Al Capone vibe waiting on when to give the order. Fire v. Fired. Same thing.