The Evening Rush for Wednesday, Nov. 14

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106,185 enroll in Obamacare in first month

The numbers are finally in. Through Nov. 2, 106,185 people enrolled and selected a plan under the Affordable Care Act. Initial projections estimated the number would be closer to 500,000. Whoops! Just 1,370 people in Illinois have enrolled.


Seen any gators lately?

The CTA has released surveillance photos of a woman hanging out with an alligator on the Blue Line. [Sun-Times]

Love triangle leads to genital fire

A man burned another man’s genitals with a lighter after finding him with his girlfriend this week. [Sun-Times]

Tightening the reins

Chicago’s horse-drawn carriages are facing higher licensing fees and more under a proposed mayoral crackdown. [Sun-Times]

No Koschman report

A judge has denied a motion to unseal the special prosecutor’s report in the case against Richard Vanecko. [Sun-Times]

Half a life in solitary

An amazing read that puts a Human face to the problems that plague America’s prison system. [The Atlantic]

Essential Thanksgiving

Make ALL the recipes! [New York Times]

Cost of attending a Hawks game

It’s expensive even if you skip the beer. [Voices]

Wooing millennials

Research shows offices like a college campus, not a cubicle farm, can build loyalty among younger employees. [Chicago Grid]

Burrito alert

If you are a Divvy member, Chipotle will hook you up on Nov. 19. [Voices]

The Bright One

Richard Roeper talks Divvy Bikes on the Roeper Rundown. [Sun-Times]


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

And finally

How to win every game on ‘The Price Is Right.’ [Slate]

The Latest
Four people were wounded in a shooting Monday in the 7100 block of South State Street, fire officials said. Three were hospitalized in critical condition and one is in good condition.
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The girl was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in serious condition after she was struck Monday afternoon.
In each of the Northwest Side robberies, armed suspects exit a black sedan and demand property, police said. In one attack, the offenders hit a victim with a gun, and in two others, the suspects spoke “fluent Spanish.”