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.

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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]

Commute

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

And finally

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

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“He rises to big moments,” White Sox coach Joe McEwing says of Tim Anderson. “I would never doubt that man.”
Lawsuits had delayed issuance of 185 social equity licenses for more than two years.
The fair, known formally as “A Century of Progress International Exposition,” welcomed visitors for the first time on May 27, 1933. Here’s a look at that day.