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]

Commute

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

And finally

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

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