The Evening Rush for Friday, November 15, 2013

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Dying on DCFS’ watch

A joint investigation between the Sun-Times and WBEZ looks into the dramatic increase in neglect and deaths of children who were under the watch of the Department of Child and Family Services. And in developing news, the DCFS director stepped down today, citing a fight with cancer. [Faces of Failure, Case Studies]

Obamacare changes

A large chunk of House Democrats defected and voted alongside Republicans in favor of a bill extending insurance plans otherwise facing cancellation. [WaPo]

Rahm’s Chicago

Politico dives into the reign of Rahm thus far. [Politico]

The Ballad of Rob Ford

All that’s really important to know is that somehow Rob Ford is still mayor of Toronto. [TorStar]

GOP’s “Super” plan

The GOP is trying to put together a “Midwestern Super Tuesday” for the 2016 presidential primaries to help raise their primary profile with the likelihood of a Hillary Clinton nomination rising. [Sun-Times]


China announced plans to ease the one-child limit for families and end labor camps so … a win? [N.Y. Times]

Typhoon aid

As the death toll from Typhoon Haiyan fluctuates, aid is finally trickling in. [BBC]

Bad call

It’s probation for a CPD officer who made a phony 911 call. [Sun-Times]

Another look

More instant replay is coming to baseball next year. [Deadspin]

No bloom on the Rose

Looks like D-Rose is “unlikely” for tonight’s game in Toronto. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One

The media has a habit of calling every Obama administration scandal “Obama’s Katrina.” I take umbrage with that statement. [Sun-Times]


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

And finally

If you somehow missed it, spend your evening catching up on the story of BatKid and try not to cry. [Live blog, SF Gate]

The Latest
Daryl Hall, in a court filing, accuses musical partner John Oates of moving to sell his share of the team’s joint venture. A court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
Authorities suspect the woman was the victim of a homicide. Her body was found early Wednesday by the side of a road in Old Mill Creek.
A 22-year-old man was in a parking lot in the 8700 block of South Lafayette Avenue when he was struck by gunfire about 5:10 p.m. Wednesday police said.
A male, age unknown, was in the 7700 block of South Bishop Street about 7 p.m. Wednesday when he was shot multiple times in the body, police said.