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