The Evening Rush for Monday, March 24, 2014

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NBC Chicago, Kenneth Webster / AP

Trouble on the Blue Line

Thirty-two people were injured when a CTA Blue Line train jumped the tracks and climbed up an escalator at the O’Hare Airport station early Monday morning.

There is an “indication” that the woman driving a Blue Line train that crashed at the O’Hare station had “nodded off,” a union representative said at a news conference Monday. [Sun-Times]

Nanci Koschman files federal lawsuit in son’s death

Mother of David Koschman accuses City Hall, Chicago Police Department of “official coverup … to protect the Daley family political dynasty.” [Sun-Times]

‘All lives are lost’

Officials say they’re certain Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean. [CNN]

How does regulation stifle growth?

Just ask electric car maker Tesla. [The New Republic]

Kirk won’t stump for Oberweis

Senator says he would rather “protect” his relationship with Sen. Dick Durbin and not launch a “partisan jihad.” [Early & Often]

Bad news, Alaska hunters

You won’t be able to use a drone to help you score your next kill. [The Verge]

It’s a girl

We know you were on the edge of your seat waiting to find out the sex of the penguin at the Shedd Aquarium. [Sun-Times]

We’re in the middle of a drought

A tornado drought, that is. [The Weather Channel]

Hold on, Bears fans

Ted Phillips said there are no plans to expand Solder Field — even though Mayor Rahm Emanuel said something different earlier this month. [Sun-Times]

Need to drop some weight?

Here’s your shot to get on the Biggest Loser and maybe win some money in the process. [Voices]

Your dirty little secret is safe

Obviously, there’s an app for that. [Voices]

The Bright One

One little kid recites every bad word he knows. And most of them involve “butt.” [Gawker]


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

And finally

This is what happens when you try to drink a gallon of Tabasco sauce. [Metro]

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