The Evening Rush for Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

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Robert Hutton, left, and his sister Edyth, in 1955. | Cook County Sheriff’s Office

Man believed to be Gacy victim is found

He fit the profile. Robert Hutton was 21 when he went missing in 1972, hitchhiking from New York to California, and passing through Chicago during Gacy’s killing spree. He fit the demographic of a Gacy victim — in age and because he was hitchhiking and worked in cement construction. Gacy was known to lure many of his victims by first hiring them for work, the sheriff’s office said.

Now, after 41 years presumed dead, Hutton has been reunited with his father and sister, the Cook County Sheriff’s office announced Thursday. [Sun-Times]

Maine West hazing trial on hold

A judge has put the criminal trial on hold while he weighs a motion to find the school’s soccer coach not guilty without him putting up a defense. [Sun-Times]

Petcoke ban? Rahm says no

Mayor Emanuel ruled out a ban on the oil refinery byproduct coating the Southeast Side in favor of regulations. [Sun-Times]

London theater collapses

80+ people have been injured in the collapse of part of the Apollo Theatre in London’s west end. [The Guardian]

Larry Lujack dead at 73

The popular WLS/WCFL DJ died Wednesday night of esophageal cancer. [Sun-Times]

Reagan’s real-life welfare queen

Meet the Chicago woman who inspired Ronald Reagan’s stories of welfare queens. [Slate]

Briggs wants in

Lance Briggs hasn’t been cleared to play yet, but he’s itching to go against the Eagles. [Sun-Times]

‘Duck Dynasty’ patriarch suspended

After calling homosexuality sinful, Phil Robertson was suspended indefinitely by A&E. [Time]

Kanye & Kim get Giordano’s

After two sold-out shows at the United Center, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian got some pizza. [Voices]

Southwest hangs up on in-flight calls

Add Southwest to the list of airlines to come out against letting passengers make cell phone calls during flights even if the federal government says it’s OK. [Voices]

The Bright One

Rick Morrissey says Frank Thomas has cemented his status as a first-ballot Hall of Famer. [Sun-Times]


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

And finally

Derrick Rose isn’t a villain, he’s just a guy who keeps getting hurt. [Deadspin]

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