The Evening Rush for Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

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Shermain Miles last month | Chandler West/For Sun-Times

397th time’s the charm

One month after being released after her 396th arrest, Shermain Miles has been arrested again on misdemeanor battery, theft, reckless conduct and drinking in public charges.Miles was arrested Thursday after allegedly being identified as the woman who approached a 63-year-old man in the 5600 block of North Winthrop and stole a set of keys from him, police said. Miles was found nearby, drinking and “engaging in a physical altercation with a male companion,” police said. [Sun-Times | April 20: Shermain Miles knows how to work the system]

Freezing rain through evening commute

Freezing rain and fog for your commute home. Have a fun time! [Sun-Times]

Obamacare’s enrollment deadline: Monday

Hours will be extended at Get Covered Illinois’ help desk over the next four days leading up to Monday’s enrollment deadline. [Voices]

Judge strikes down Utah gay marriage ban

The state’s current laws deny gay and lesbian citizens “the fundamental right to marry,” writes the federal judge, declaring the law unconstitutional. [The Salt Lake Tribune]

Curb bike barriers in 2014?

The city is considering a concrete curb to separate cyclists from cars along Clybourn Avenue, where Bobby Cann was fatally struck in the spring. [DNAinfo Chicago]

‘Duck Dynasty’ star = Rosa Parks?

A candidate for Illinois’ 11th District says Phil Robertson is as courageous as Rosa Parks. OK. [Beacon News]

North Korea sends a fax

To South Korea, threatening to attack. A fax. How menacing! [NBC News]

The great horse escape

“The horse turned right on North Ave., headed east.” [Voices]

The NBA’s only female referee

Trailblazer Violet Palmer talks about the adversity and discrimination she faced. [CNN]

The Bright One

President Obama says his biggest mistake of 2013 was the botched Obamacare launch. [Voices]


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

And finally

Look out: Babies want revenge. [Slate]

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