The Evening Rush for Monday, April 7, 2014

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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]

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Residents reported tornadoes touching down in Sugar Grove, Hinckley and Waterman. Chicago hit 74 degrees, missing the record by one degree. Temperatures are expected to drop into the upper teens to low 20s, overnight, with snow and rain arriving for the morning commute.
McConnell, the longest-serving Senate leader in history, said he plans to serve out his Senate term, which ends in January 2027, ‘albeit from a different seat in the chamber.’
Bears players gave the team’s ownership group a B+, which ranked 13th in the league. Coach Matt Eberflus got a B, good for 25th.