The Evening Rush for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

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Jay Cutler is back

It isn’t a major surprise, but Marc Trestman announced Jay Cutler is the Bears’ quarterback — again. Cutler will start against the Browns on Sunday. Given Josh McCown’s performance in the last five games, fans’ negative reactions aren’t a huge surprise. [Sun-Times]

Graphic: Jay Cutler’s stats when returning from an injury

Bundled-up 7-month-old found dead

Charges are pending against the mother of a 7-month-old who was found dead in Lawndale Wednesday. [Sun-Times]

Cracking cards

Authorities are cracking down on an ATM scam lauded by Chief Keef. [Sun-Times]

Chicago airports ranked dead last

Just shocking. [Crain’s Chicago]

Millennial women are closing the wage gap

New research shows women age 18-32 make 93 cents for every dollar a man makes. [The Week]

Interpreter saw angels

The man accused of faking sign interpretation at Nelson Mandel’s memorial says he was hallucinating. As good an excuse as any. [Sun-Times]

Golden Globes snubs

No “Game of Thrones”? Preposterous. [Voices]

“No comment” on Thibs rumors

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau won’t address rumors that he’s been courted by the Knicks. [Sun-Times]

Give the gift of a CTA car

For the public transportation lover in your life, the CTA is auctioning off all sorts of treasures. [DNAinfo Chicago]

Santa is white

Without a hint of irony, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly reassures all her child viewers that both Santa and Jesus were white. [The Wire]

The Bright One

A whole bunch of bright ones in the Reader’s third annual People issue. [Chicago Reader]


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

And finally

Ever wondered how to become a shopping mall Santa? Now we know. [Slate]

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