The Evening Rush for Wednesday, August 7, 2013

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The must-read news stories for Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Paul Fronczak with his wife, Michelle, and daughter, Emma, 4.

Fronczak case reopened

The bizarre, surreal case of Paul Fronczak has been reopened. Fronczak was raised under the impression he was a baby who was infamously kidnapped from Michael Reese Hospital back in 1964 by a nurse. But earlier this year, DNA tests showed that Fronczak wasn’t, well, Fronczak. Or, rather, he wasn’t the baby originally kidnapped. FBI spokeswoman Joan Hyde confirmed Wednesday that investigators are taking a second look at the case. [Sun-Times, Previously]

Diplomatic Disagreement

Things are heating up between the U.S. and Russia after President Obama canceled a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in the midst of rising tensions related to the asylum offered to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. [WaPo]

$treets and $an

The city is hiring a new level of middle management worth over $500,000 in annual salaries to help manage the new grid-based garbage collection system. [Sun-Times]


In the wake of extra terror alerts, Yemen is claiming it has foiled an al-Qaeda attack attempt. [N.Y. Times]

Scaled back

CPS is scaling back standardized tests for some of its schools. [Sun-Times]

Assault alert

A River North bookstore has changed its hours after an employee was sexually assaulted late last night while closing the store. [DNA Info]

Honoring Trayvon

Dwyane Wade and his son honor Trayvon Martin on the cover of Ebony magazine. [Sun-Times]

Drilling in Chi

An exploration of the relationship between Chicago violence and the drill music scene. [The Morning News]

“Wilding” resignation

A Cook County juvenile prosecutor said she resigned after she was demoted and suspended for dropping charges in a “wilding” attack that she said didn’t merit the charges. [Sun-Times]

Signs, signs, everywhere signs

The debate over Mayor Emanuel’s massive digital billboard plan continues to spill out through the city. [The Reader]

No bikes on LSD?

An anti-bike sentiment emerged at last night’s community meeting about Lake Shore Drive renovations. [Sun-Times]


Every fast food ever on one big sandwich? [L.A. Times]

Bad news, Bears

Another day, another big injury for the Bears. This time, it’s Kelvin Hayden who the team has lost for the season. [Bears blog]

Mad about Madhouse

The “Madhouse on Madison” signage has been removed from the United Center and people are, well, mad. [NBC 5]

The Bright One

This week marks the 25th anniversary of the first night game at Wrigley Field, and we’re digging stuff out of the archives all week like this video of Bill Murray and Harry Caray opening the 8-8-88 rainout. [Cubs blog]


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

And finally

Everything you wanted to know about Canada. []

The Latest
The set scheduled for Sunday afternoon at Grant Park was cancelled due to issues on both sides, organizers said.
Yet the Sueños headliner filled Grant Park for the first night of Chicago’s biggest annual Latin music event.
The man was in the 1400 block of South Harding Avenue when he was killed around 1 a.m. Sunday, police said.
The women were on their way Saturday night to a police station to make a report when they hit an SUV, according to police.
A 28-year-old man was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.