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Evening Rush for Monday, March 31, 2014

Grace Bourg of Shorewood holds her son Elliott, 2, outside U.S. Cellular field before the opener against the Minnesota Twins. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Opening day is finally here

We’ve already heard the doom-and-gloom projections for both Chicago teams, but at least for a few hours, both Cubs and White Sox fans could be somewhat excited as baseball returns — even if that will quickly fade.

After Monday’s 1-0 loss to the Pirates, Cubs manager Rick Renteria will forever be a trivia question as he became the first manager to lose a replay challenge. On the South Side before the opener against the Twins, White Sox GM Rick Hahn said while he’s optimistic, the team is “not there yet.” [Cubs | White Sox | Live blog | Photo gallery: Presidential first pitches] crashes on deadline day

Shocking, really. [Early & Often]

Picture this

Four years ago, a Chicago real estate investor stumbled upon a box of negatives and discovered the work of an incredible street photographer. [Mother Jones]

Quick trigger

A northwest side man has the honor of being the first concealed carry permit holder arrested in Chicago. [Sun-Times]

We’ll drink to that

Clinic offering “intravenous hydration therapy” plans to open in May. [DNAinfo Chicago]

Convicted cop wants revenge

Former Chicago cop Steve Mandell has been writing poison pen letters to police and prosecutors. [Sun-Times]

Those poor minor leaguers

Should we care that they barely make $1,000 a month? [Slate]

On second thought …

Ald. Scott Waguespack has withdrawn his support for a controversial strip club. [Early & Often]

In case you missed it

Here’s the Jonathan Toews GIF you probably don’t want to see. [Voices]

Much more than a slum

Get a look inside Kowloon Walled City, once considered the densest settlement on earth. [CNN]

The Bright One

It’ll only cost you $55 to propose to your lady at U.S. Cellular Field. [Voices]


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

And finally

A Japanese company has simulated what would happen if 1,500 people all texted and walked at the same time. [Daily Dot]