Evening Rush for Monday, April 28, 2014

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Northside College Prep High School, 5500 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago. | Ashlee Rezin/for Sun-Times Media

Whites getting more spots at top Chicago public high schools

THE WATCHDOGS: More white students are being admitted to Chicago’s top four selective-enrollment public high schools, fulfilling the predictions of education observers that minority students would be edged out of slots at the city’s top schools as a result of a 2009 court ruling lifting a decree that had required Chicago’s schools to be desegregated. [Early & Often]

When money and strip clubs don’t mix

Feds say pair of father-and-son businesses used both to bribe education officials. [Sun-Times]

‘Utter devastation’

Death toll from Sunday’s tornado in Arkansas sits at 14. [The Weather Channel]

Let’s share

Gov. Pat Quinn says state revenue sharing could fix Chicago pensions. [Early & Often]

Never take a first-floor apartment

Because if your neighbor’s rotting corpse explodes and leaks into your apartment, you’ll be on the hook for the cleanup. [Gawker]

Nothing new here

Rick Telander says Donald Sterling has been lost in another century for some time. [Sun-Times]

Sponsors are cutting ties with the Clippers. [Time]

Is the air racist?

No, but people of color are exposed to more pollution than whites. [Mother Jones]

AOL reports email security breach

People still use that? [Voices]

Top photos of the day

An Egyptian woman screams after a judge sentenced to death 683 alleged supporters of the country’s ousted Islamist president over acts of violence and the murder of policemen in the latest mass trial in the southern city of Minya, Egypt. | AP Photo

The Bright One

To counter stereotypes, Chicago Muslims dance in ‘Happy’ video. [Sun-Times]


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

And finally

More than 4,000 people competed in a GIF competition. Here are the 10 best. [Wired]

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