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The Evening Rush for February 7, 2013

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The must-read news stories of the day from around the Web for February 7, 2013.


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The family of Hadiya Pendleton console each other during a rally on January 30, 2013
Photo: Jessica A. Koscielniak ~ Sun-Times

FLOTUS to attend Hadiya's funeral
Facing calls to address the escalating violence in their adopted hometown, the Obamas will have a presence at this weekend's funeral of Hadiya Pendleton as the White House announced Michelle Obama will attend the service along with Valerie Jarrett and Arne Duncan. The move will bring even more attention to Chicago's violence issue which is already attracting national attention. [Sun-Times]


Manhunt for California Cop
The manhunt for a former Los Angeles police officer accused in several killings continues as investigators look into an alleged manifesto he posted online. Worse, some innocent people were injured by current officers in a case of mistaken identity related to a search for the fugitive. [L.A. Times]

FOP makes first contract move
In other police news, the Chicago Police union has made its first round of demands for their new contract including a pay hike and stipend to live in the city itself. Rahm refused to comment on the demands except for when he did. [Sun-Times]

Twist and shout
The confirmation hearing for John O. Brennan to become CIA head was quite the raucous affair with multiple interruptions from protesters and tough questions over this week's drone developments. [NY Times]

Aldermen frown on more ethics oversight
Why is it that most aldermen only complain about a lack of reviewing time on agenda items when it affects them directly? [Tribune]

Snow problem
The Northeast is bracing for a whopper of a blizzard - the same storm that's mucking up things here in Chicago today - but it's hard to take it seriously since the Weather Channel's ridiculous naming system calls this storm "Nemo." [MSNBC, Weather Channel]

Go home, Chi-rish, you're drunk
Proving once again that most Chicagoans are amateurs when it comes to drinking and parades, authorities will be cracking down super hard on people who act like drunken idiots at the annual South Side Irish Parade. [Sun-Times]

Spoiler Alert: we're broke
Even Google knows Illinois' financial situation is screwed. [Crain's]

Adieu, EveryBlock
Bummer news on the hyperlocal web front as NBC decided to shut down the Chicago-born EveryBlock website. [Sun-Times, Chicago Reader]

On the mend
The actor burned during a fire-breathing stunt at the Lyric Opera earlier this week is out of the hospital and on his way to a full recovery. [NBC 5]

Grand-erson Stadium plan
UIC is naming its new baseball field after current Yankee and former Flame Curtis Granderson who is said to have dropped a big chunk of change to help finance the stadium. [ESPN Chicago]

The Bright One
Michael Sneed has the low-down on Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s latest plea-deal negotiations. [Sun-Times]

Commute
Sudoku; Weather; Traffic; CTA; Metra; Flight delays from snow; Plow tracker

And finally: Simpsons did it
Japan wants to put pants on Michelangelo's David. [The Japan Times, The Simpsons]

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