The Evening Rush for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014

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State of the Union coming tonight

President Obama will be delivering his State of the Union address at 8 p.m. CST tonight. The Sun-Times will be streaming the event as well as aggregating content and commentary from around the web. [Sun-Times]

Back to school

Chicago Public Schools will be back in session Wednesday. [Sun-Times | Cold weather photos]

Northwestern football wants to unionize

In a move that could change the face of college athletics, Kain Colter and the Northwestern Wildcats are forming the College Athletes Players Association. [Sun-Times]

Unions sue Quinn

It’s not a surprise, but a group of public-sector unions have sued Gov. Pat Quinn over last month’s pension-reform law. [Sun-Times]

Divvy rolls on

Despite the supplier filing for bankruptcy, Rahm Emanuel insists Divvy will keep on turning. [Sun-Times]

Inside the pope’s gentle revolution

A long look at why so many people are captivated by Pope Francis’ actions and attitudes. [Rolling Stone]

Dominick’s closings boost local grocers

With the loss of the big chain stores, people are venturing out into the neighborhood to find new alternatives. [DNAinfo Chicago]

Police scanner hounds

There’s an entire community of people who tune in to Chicago police scanners for fun. [Redeye Chicago]

Pete Seeger dies

The patriarch of protest died at age 94 on Monday. [Rolling Stone]

The Bright One

Meet the people who set Vegas odds for the Super Bowl. [New York Times]


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

And finally

Mike Ditka thinks a cold-weather Super Bowl is stupid. [Los Angeles Times]

The Latest
Ramirez, a Chicago native, retired from professional softball in August. She’s an assistant coach at DePaul.
Since he has been gone, the Bears have been done. The locker room hasn’t been the same, the coaches have been searching for answers, and the organization hasn’t a clue what to do.
It’s still a calumny Murdoch continues to poison the nation’s inkwell with fake Fox news; but I am ever so grateful for the day he was forced out the door of the Sun-Times, thus enabling this journalist to witness the golden age of Chicago’s two great American newspapers.
Naperville Central forced four turnovers en route to claiming the rivalry’s WildHawk Trophy for the first time since 2017 and winning at Neuqua Valley for the first time since 2014.