The Evening Rush for Monday, July 7, 2014

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Georgia Utendahl, left, and Shanice Smith, right, grieve after learning that their family member was shot by police on Saturday near 87th and Morgan. | Alex Wroblewski / Sun-Times

McCarthy: Hundreds of extra cops not enough to quell weekend of violence

Hundreds of extra officers were assigned to Chicago streets this past weekend, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said, but by Monday morning, the totals were still depressing: 11 dead and at least 60 wounded in shootings across the city.

McCarthy said his department mostly had a grip on the violence during the holiday weekend, until Sunday, when there were 21 shooting incidents.

“Yesterday is the day that really blew it up for us,” McCarthy said, speaking to reporters in the Chicago Police Department’s 10th District. He said his department is still analyzing what might have caused the surge in violence. [Sun-Times]


CHART: July 4th Weekend Violence

WATCH: Mayor Rahm Emanuel says what happened over the weekend is “totally unacceptable.”

MAP: Weekend shootings tracker

UNDER THE GUN: Homicides down, shootings up in 2014

Rose must be held accountable for reluctance to recruit

It’s time to stop protecting our own and treating the humble superstar from Englewood with kid gloves. [Sun-Times]

Judge OKs NFL’s concussion settlement

Ruling comes after the NFL agreed to remove a $675 million cap on damages. [Sun-Times]

Something stinks

Millennials say smartphones are more important than deodorant. [New York Post]

Contraception by remote control?

Yep. We’ve officially gotten that lazy. [NBC News]

Craving a burrito?

Three Chicago eateries have made the Daily Meal’s list of 35 best burritos in America. [Voices]

Good luck, Gertrude

At 116, Gertrude Weaver is the oldest American. But does she have what it takes to outlast Japan’s Misao Okawa, the oldest person in the world? [Time]

Photos of the day

New England cranberry farmer Adrienne Mollor arranges a rose-shaped floating display full of cranberries at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in London, England. It is the world’s largest flower show with over 600 exhibitors spread over 34 acres. | Getty Images

Move over, Big Bird

Newly declared species may be the largest flying bird — ever. [Washington Post]

That’s a lot of salad

One guy wanted $10 to make potato salad. He got $23,000 … and counting. [Slate]

The Bright One

Decades after tragedy, Willises cheer stardom of 12 grandchildren. [Early & Often]


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

And finally

The Minnesota Twins may be in last place, but their fans are winning, thanks to MLB’s first self-serve beer machine. [Deadspin]

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