Here are some of the stories that caught our attention during the work day.

The Evening Rush for February 6, 2013

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Here are some of the stories that caught our attention during the work day for February 6, 2013.


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Quinn Reaches To The Left
Facing what will surely be a heated battle next year to keep his seat, Gov. Pat "Milquetoast" Quinn gave a State of the State speech that aimed to shore up his populist base. Besides calling for a raising of the minimum wage to $10 per hour, Quinn also called on state legislators to pass the gay marriage bill and for tougher fun laws. He also acknowledged the $95 billion elephant in the room - the state's pension crisis - but has had little luck getting any movement on reform there. [Sun-Times]


Doors Open On The Right
Riders on a Metra train were introduced to the new sport of Extreme Commuting today thanks to a door that was stuck open for nearly 13 minutes while the train was moving. Metra blamed the problem on ice. [Tribune]

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night... except on weekends
The United States Postal Service announced it's cutting Saturday delivery to save costs meaning millions of Americans will have to send messages to each other over the Internet for free instead. [Sun-Times]

Irony
An Evanston man who has been arrested in connection with robbing several area hair salons has a receding hairline. [FOX Chicago]

Minute to win it
Despite concerns, ranging from prostitution to terrorism, a panel gave the thumbs up to those short-term nap rooms at O'hare Airport because sprawling across a bunch of super uncomfortable seats at your gate is pretty unsightly. [Sun-Times]

OMG Plz 2 marry me??? LOL
Kristen Cavalleri revealed that Bears QB Jay Cutler proposed marriage to her via text message and then mailed her the ring which is the most romantic thing ever according to absolutely no one. [NBC 5]

I can haz token?
Let this be a lesson to everyone: give the Internet the chance to vote and they will always pick the cat. [Sun-Times]

Bears ticket prices tick up
It's going to be a tad more expensive to watch Jay Cutler underwhelm in person next season. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One
Mark Lazerus on Marian Hossa's long memory of the Raffi hit. [Sun-Times]

finally
Unemployed exotic dancers can now collect unemployment in Kansas so if you'll excuse me, I have a new career to pursue. [ABC News]

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