The Evening Rush for Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

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Big pay on police OT

At a budget hearing today ahead of the City Council’s vote on Mayor Emanuel’s proposed 2014 budget, CPD superintendent Garry McCarthy dropped a financial surprise: The money spent on police overtime in 2013 will total at least $93 million, nearly triple the original budget of $32 million. When Emanuel first unveiled his new budget earlier in October, he said the final budget for the year would be somewhere around $70 million, a number they would put in next year’s budget. But today’s number prompted more calls for hiring more officers, which has kicked off an argument over which is more cost-effective. [Sun-Times]

2016 pole positioning?

In comments about government compromise, it seems Hillary Clinton is beginning to lay down the foundation for a 2016 run, so let the speculation continue. [WaPo]

Wet holiday

It’s wet out there for Halloween, so pack an umbrella with the candy sack. [Sun-Times]

The Ballad of Rob Ford

The Toronto Police have the infamous tape purporting to show Toronto Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack and then some. [Toronto Star]

Bat beating sentence

The getaway driver in the 2010 Bucktown bat beating was sentenced to 22 years in prison. [Sun-Times]

Distracted driving

Only 11 percent of drivers have sex while driving. Only. [AJC]

Report cards

The state of Illinois’ 2013 report cards are here and Payton Prep tops the list. [Sun-Times, Top 50, Searchable database]


Farewell, Syria’s chemical weapons. [NBC News]

Jesus wept

A student at Highland Park High School was pulled from class for wearing a Jesus costume that apparently offended some teachers. [New-Sun]

Sore Rose

Derrick Rose is ready to put Tuesday’s game in Miami behind him for tonight’s home opener… if he plays. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One

Now is a great time to check in on the new politics roundtable show from CSTtv: “Off Message.” [Sun-Times]


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

And finally

I don’t wear a costume to the office because I’m a grown-ass adult, but I do enjoy “Parks & Rec”-themed Halloween candy. [Uproxx]

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