The Evening Rush for Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014

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Durbin calls for federal probe after crash

Sen. Dick Durbin is calling for a federal probe into the fiery crash that killed a tollway worker and injured a State Police trooper. The truck driver in the accident was reportedly working 37 hours straight.

Durbin, in a letter to FMCSA’s Administrator Anne Ferro, asked the agency to determine if the driver or his employer, DND International, violated rules limiting the number of hours a driver can be on the road and to take steps to ensure that every trucking company is complying with the law. [Voices]

NATO 3: Undercover cop tried to be ‘included’

“We wanted to be included. If he did test it out, we wanted to be there when it happened,” he said in court. [Sun-Times]

Feds seek death penalty for Boston bombing suspect

Federal prosecutors announced they will seek the death penalty for Dzhokar Tsarnaev. [Sun-Times]

TSA worker accused of stealing $8,500

Another reason not to check your baggage. [DNAinfo Chicago]

Why the rich are freaking out

As more people start to notice the inequality gap, the wealthiest among us are getting nervous. [Politico]

Seinfeld reunion? Seinfeld reunion.

Jerry says it is happening “very, very soon.” [Huffington Post]

Meatless at McDonald’s?

A call to reintroduce a veggie burger is gaining steam. [Variety]

Parents owe money? No lunch for you.

A disturbing report out of Salt Lake City, where lunches were reportedly taken away from kids because of their parents’ outstanding balances. [The Salt Lake Tribune]

The Bright One

Mike Ditka is urging the Bears and Brian Urlacher to make peace. When Ditka speaks, you listen. [Sun-Times]


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

And finally

Budweiser’s Super Bowl commercial features a puppy and a Clydesdale becoming best friends. [Voices]

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