The Evening Rush for Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Historic day

It’s a historic day in Illinois as Gov. Pat Quinn is signing the same-sex marriage bill into law. The signing will take place in front of thousands of supporters at UIC today and, in a not-so-subtle bit of symbolism, Quinn will sign the bill atop a desk once used by Abraham Lincoln. [Live updates, Sun-Times]

TIF challenge

They are still outnumbered, but Ben Joravsky heaps praise on the slowly growing group of aldermen who are willing to go toe-to-toe with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on TIFs. [The Reader]

Ventra audit

An audit into the mess known as Ventra has been ordered. [Sun-Times]

Cutbacks

The Tribune Company announced 700 jobs would be cut from the company’s publishing unit over several phases. [Tribune]

Murder charges

Murder charges have been brought against three gang members who reportedly shot a rival dead and then returned to a party. [Sun-Times]

Suspect in Paris

A man suspected in multiple shooting incidentsin Paris newsrooms is in police custody. [BBC]

Gauntlet, thrown

Just when you thought the circus around Toronto Mayor Rob Ford couldn’t get any weirder, things went Next Level today when former WWE wrestling villain The Iron Sheik showed up at Toronto City Hall to challenge Ford. [TorStar]

Gravity companion

Have you seen the movie “Gravity”? Great. Have you also seen its awesome companion short? [Sun-Times]

Joyful noise

Outkast is reuniting — at least for a little bit — and if that’s not cause for celebration then I don’t know what else is. [A.V. Club]

Helmet ‘Pardy’

Remember when a drunk Blackhawks fan stole the helmet of Winnipeg Jets player Adam Pardy? The Jets fans were going to have some fun tomorrow when the Blackhawks visit, but the team is putting the kibosh on it. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One

Mark Brown’s latest column on the destruction in his hometown of Washington, Ill. [Sun-Times]

Commute

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

And finally

A video of puppies learning to howl? A video of puppies learning to howl. [YouTube]

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