The Evening Rush for Monday, May 5, 2014

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The outside of St. Andrews Church during the funeral of Endia Martin. | Jessica Koscielniak/Sun-Times

Hundreds mourn Endia Martin

Some 1,000 mourners packed a South Side church on Monday to say goodbye to 14-year-old Endia Martin, a child described by those who knew her as a confident girl who was determined to make something of herself. The slight girl, clothed in a lavender gown and crystal tiara, and buried in a cream casket, was known for her smile and bubbly personality, friends and family said.

She was killed April 28, allegedly by another 14-year-old girl involved in a Facebook feud involving a boy.

Prior to the services, Bulls star Derrick Rose quietly entered the church to pay his respects. [Sun-Times]

Last summer, the normally soft-spoken Rose gave an honest assessment about the causes of violence in Chicago: “It all starts with poverty.” [Early & Often]

Gutierrez not out of the woods

House Ethics panel declines to drop Rep. Luis Gutierrez probe. [Early & Often]

Prayer is OK at government meetings

The Supreme Court says so. [The Washington Post]

No new MERS cases reported

Doctors at a Munster, Ind., hospital say the first person in the U.S. to contract the often-deadly virus is in good condition. [Sun-Times]

Hanging by your hair

After eight circus performers plunged to the ground Sunday, here’s a closer look at how the hair hang act should work. [USA Today]

One costly data breach

It’s fair to say Gregg Steinhafel had one giant Target on his back. [Voices]

It could be worse, Metra riders

At least your train wasn’t delayed because of a guy in a sombrero and poncho “surfing” on the roof. [Mass Live]

Photos of the day

On May 5, 1984, North Carolina guard Michael Jordan and Tar Heels coach Dean Smith announce Jordan would forfeit his final year of college eligibility to turn pro. | AP 

In the mix

Chicago rap’s freshman class has new mixtapes that should light the fuses on their careers. [Chicago Reader]

Ammunition against the death penalty

If you want some, look no further than Oklahoma’s three-drug cocktail. [New Republic]

The Bright One

Adam Jahns and Patrick Finley have the first round of the NFL draft all figured out. [Voices]


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

And finally

“The Mailman” has delivered again. But this Bear probably would require extra postage. [Voices]

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