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The Evening Rush for Friday, September 6, 2013

A traveler walks down to security lines at Midway Airport. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)


Whether the deals were bad or Mayor Emanuel learned his lesson (maybe), it looks like the plans to privatize Midway Airport, first kicked up by then-mayor Richard M. Daley, have been grounded. When one of the bidders walked away, Rahm wasn’t satisfied with the potential deal on the table from the remaining firm, so the plan is back at the gate lest he face a City Council upheaval from aldermen still trying to cover up the fact that most of them passed that albatross of a parking meter deal without so much as batting an eyelash or even reading the damn thing. [Sun-Times]

NS-what did you say?

No matter what your Internet provider has told you, the NSA has gotten pretty good at cracking encryption codes, so good luck keeping anything a secret. [N.Y. Times]

Gunpoint assault

Prosecutors say two women held a man at gunpoint and forced him to have sex with one of them in the backseat of a car. [Sun-Times]

Serious on Syria

As Obama tried to lobby overseas for support at the G20 summit and promised to address the nation on Tuesday, there’s growing sentiment in Congress against military action in Syria. [WaPo]

When a $670,000 door closes . . .

. . . a governor candidate uses it on his campaign. [Sun-Times]


Cronut burger? No. Just . . . no. [DNA Info]

Mysterious jailbird

It’s like that story “Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Dead Chicken at the Cook County Jail,” right? [Sun-Times]

This Bud’s etc. etc.

Don’t worry, Cubs fans, Budweiser will still maintain a huge ad presence at Wrigley after the renovation! [Crain’s]


The season is nearly upon us, so here are five keys to the Bears’ season (and the 6th key is you’re a sucker if you had Peyton Manning on your fantasy team and didn’t start him). [Sun-Times]

2020 Vision

The 2020 Olympics will be awarded tomorrow and Chicago is the only 2016 reject not in the running again, so you can exhale. [Deadspin]

Forever is a long time

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman doesn’t want you to worry: Kane and Toews will be here “forever.” [Sun-Times]

The Bright One

Exploring a hidden gem of a garden in Albany Park that’s maintained by recent immigrants from Burma and Bhutan. [The Reader]


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

And finally

As this scuffle aboard a Metra train shows, being quiet in the quiet car is serious business, y’all (language NSFW). [Chicagoist]