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The Evening Rush for Monday, April 7, 2014

Governor Pat Quinn announced $100 million from the Illinois Jobs Now construction program will be used for infrastructure improvements across Illinois. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times

Quinn on Rahm’s pension property tax hike: No can do

During an appearance Monday on the Near West side, Gov. Pat Quinn made clear he’s not on board with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to hike property taxes as a way to solve a looming pension crisis in the City of Chicago.

But here’s some good news from Quinn: He announced Cook County is getting $16.7 million to fix local streets, while Chicago gets $12 million. [Early & Often]

Charting performance

Charter schools show little difference in performance over CPS neighborhood schools. [Early & Often]

No. 7 seed vs. No. 8 seed

But really, tonight’s NCAA title game isn’t all that surprising. [Sports Illustrated]

$9.1 million

The NTSB says that’s how much damage was caused by the Blue Line crash at O’Hare. [Sun-Times]

Today’s top photos

A model poses backstage ahead of the NLP show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks in Sydney, Australia. | Getty Images

Best lead yet

Pings are providing hope in search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. [Time]

Love it or hate it

But Emanuel says 20 more miles of bike lanes are hitting the city. [Sun-Times]

Running out of room

You’re going to need some luck to get one of the 45,000 spots in the Chicago Marathon. [RedEye Chicago]

Rembering Rooney

Mickey Rooney’s approach to life was simple: “Let’s put on a show!” [Voices] | [Bill Zwecker]

‘The return’

No, it’s not Derrick Rose. You’ll have to settle for Ronnie Brewer. [Sun-Times]

Has your pooch gotten more pudgy?

Local vets blame Chiberia. [DNAinfo Chicago]

Have you seen the ‘disgusting’ Nancy Pelosi ad?

She’s in a bikini and on all fours with her tongue hanging out. [Early & Often]

The Bright One

Vice President Joe Biden wants everyone to know he’s a pro when it comes to sleeping with college professors. [Early & Often]


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

And finally

Twitter is destroying your marriage. Good luck with that. [Gawker]