The Evening Rush for Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014

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The view from one of the rooftops along right field on when crews put up a test sign at Wrigley Field. | Provided photo

Wrigley Field deal falls apart

Both sides are heading back to the dugout after striking out at the bargaining table. The long-running dispute between the Cubs and rooftop club owners standing in the way of a $500 million plan to renovate Wrigley Field and develop the land around it will be resolved in the courts.

That much was obvious Wednesday when the Cubs privately declared their intention to apply for a city permit to put up a 650-square-foot, see-through sign in right field that, the rooftop owners claim, will block their bird’s-eye view of the century-old stadium. [Sun-Times]

14-year-old charged with stabbing half-sister

A gruesome crime in suburban Mundelein. [Sun-Times]

Rahm’s bright idea

The mayor unveiled a plan today for a light show at the soon-to-be transformed downtown riverwalk that would highlight Chicago’s architecture. [Sun-Times]

7 new charter schools

The Chicago Board of Education Wednesday approved proposals for seven new charter schools and denied 10 others. [Sun-Times]

D-Rose the third highest-paid NBA player

We’ll leave the snark about his playtime to you. [Voices]

Beer the new bacon?

Here’s a sign that beer may be overtaking bacon as the food flavoring: Jelly Belly Candy Co. has unveiled Draft, a beer-flavored jelly bean. [Voices]

Chicago’s best new bars

Time to find some new bars for the new year. [Chicago Magazine]

The scariest places to stand

Inspiring-but-also-terrifying views are nothing new for thrill-seekers. Yes, Willis Tower’s ledge makes the list. [National Geographic]

Arnold Schwarzenegger goes undercover

The former governor tosses on a wig and a fake mustache and pretends he’s a gym manager. There’s one minor trait that still stands out, though. [Youtube]

The Bright One

A man shared his own wanted poster on Facebook. You’ll never, ever, EVER guess what happened next. [Buzzfeed]


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

And finally

A woman seeking help for a decades-old family mystery turned to the Internet for help, and the Internet delivered. [Slate]

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