The Evening Rush for Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

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Officials convene last week at the scene of the mass shooting at Cornell Square Park. | Chandler West/Sun-Times Media

Two held, questioned in mass shooting

The police have two people of interest in custody in connection to last week’s mass shooting that injured 13 people at Cornell Square Park on the South Side. No charges have been filed in the incident, which Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said involved a military-style weapon with a high-capacity magazine. Says McCarthy: “There’s no doubt in my mind we’re going to close this case quickly.” [Sun-Times]

DePaul basketball arena

McPier picked Pelli Clarke Pelli’s plan (say that five times fast) today. The Trib’s Blair Kamin reviewed the firm’s designs yesterday. [Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune]


Archer Daniels Midland is looking to move its headquarters from Decatur, and Chicago’s the front-runner. [Sun-Times]

African mall horror

The standoff at a Kenyan mall stretches on. At least 60 people have been killed, and militants continue to hold hostages. [New York Times]

City payout

A jury awarded $2.4 million to the man injured by a drunken city truck driver on a Gold Coast sidewalk in 2011. [Sun-Times]

Rush takes leave

His wife’s “major surgery” has prompted U.S. Rep Bobby Rush (R-Ill.) to take a leave of absence. [Voices]

Trial date for Vanecko?

The judge is expected tomorrow to finalize the trial date for R.J. Vanecko, the nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley who is charged with manslaughter. [The Killing of David Koschman]

CPS relief?

Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett: No more student-based budget cuts this year for schools with fewer pupils than expected. [DNAinfo Chicago]

TV recaps

Last night, Lori Rackl watched the Emmys, and Marcus Gilmer (he’ll be back writing your Evening Rush tomorrow) watched the next-to-last episode of “Breaking Bad.” Big surprises in both. [Sun-Times, Voices]

SCOTUS link rot

A study shows 49 percent of hyperlinks in Supreme Court decisions are now broken. [New York Times]

The Bright One

The at-times unsteady Bears seem as poised to lose their next three games as they are to win their next three. Rick Morrissey on the tough-to-interpret team, which is already two games up on Green Bay. [Sun-Times]


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

And finally

Mila Kunis photobombed Steelers owner Dan Rooney last night. Meanwhile, photographer boyfriend Ashton Kutcher’s loyalties seem to lie with the Bears more than they do with Nikon. [Chicago Tribune]

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