The Evening Rush for Monday, July 14, 2014

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is hugged by a supporter outside Chicago Board of Education headquarters in 2013. | Sun-Times library

Exclusive poll: Karen Lewis could give Rahm run for his money

For the past couple of weeks, Karen Lewis has been saying she is “seriously” considering running for mayor. It turns out voters are taking the fiery Chicago Teachers Union president’s potential candidacy seriously as well.

And Mayor Rahm Emanuel probably should, too. At least that’s what a surprising new Early & Often Poll suggests. [Early & Often]

Today’s Commute

Chicago’s traffic map as of 4:40 p.m.

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

Five charged in beach melee

A Sunday night incident at Montrose Beach injured two police officers. [Sun-Times]

A bitter battle between bikers, motorists

It’s not just a Chicago thing. [USA Today]

That’s one sweet deal

Manchester United and Adidas have inked a record uniform deal, valued at $1.3 billion. [Forbes]

Chew on this

How much food was served up at the Taste of Chicago. A lot. [Voices]

Hit it here!

An interactive map breaks down the best place to sit for tonight’s Home Run Derby, hitter by hitter. [SeetGeek]

The Bright One

We spent a day running with the bulls over the weekend so you didn’t have to. [Voices]

And finally

Here’s a problem with automated birthday wishes from politicians —they still go out to dead people. [Early & Often]

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