The Evening Rush for Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

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Police Supt. Garry McCarthy leaves a press conference after announcing arrests have been made in last Thursday’s mass shooting at Cornell Square Park. | Scott Olson/Getty Images

No bail for 4 charged in mass shooting

Last week’s shooting that wounded 13, including a 3-year-old boy, in a South Side park was allegedly revenge for an earlier shooting. Now, four men are in custody and charged in the case that has received worldwide attention for its brazenness. [Sun-Times]

Retroactive raises?

About 3,000 city employees could lose two years’ worth of back pay if the mayor gets his way, their union says. [Sun-Times]

Obama and Iran

The president reached out to Iran at the U.N. today: “The roadblocks may prove to be too great, but I firmly believe the diplomatic path must be tested.” [Voices]

Killing of Koschman

R.J. Vanecko, nephew of Mayor Daley, will stand trial for involuntary manslaughter Feb. 18. [The Death of David Koschman]

Some good news in Colorado

The final six people unaccounted for after the widespread flooding have been found alive and well. [Sun-Times via AP]

Thrice-convicted alderman

Former Ald. Ambrosio Medrano wants two years in jail after pleading guilty to corruption again; the feds want 20. [Sun-Times]

Middle-class flight

Why are 85 percent of CPS students from low-income families when only 52 percent of families citywide are low-income? Because middle-class parents flock to private schools and the suburbs. Steve Bogira explores three families’ decisions. [Chicago Reader]

100-year logo

Wrigley Field (b. 1914) unveiled its centennial logo for next year. It’s classy. [Chicagoist]

Clutch Cutler

Here’s a neat stat courtesy of Mark Potash: “In his last five drop-backs of each of the Bears’ first three games, Cutler has a perfect 158.3 passer rating.” [Sun-Times]

eBookin’ it

Two just-released eBooks available to members: “The Best of Rick Telander” and “The 50 Greatest Blackhawks.” [Sun-Times]

The Bright One

Don’t blame the mayor or the police for the shooting at Cornell Square Park, Mary Mitchell writes. [Sun-Times]


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

And finally

Miley has the Air Jordans. She has the “23,” uh, jersey. And she has the tongue. [Voices]

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