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The Evening Rush for Monday, March 11, 2013

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The must-read news stories for March 11, 2013.


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6-month-old girl, man each shot multiple times in Woodlawn
A girl about 6 months old and a man were each shot multiple times Monday in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood. Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said the victims shared the same last name. Story is still developing. [Sun-Times, DNAinfo, Chicago Tribune]


'Mob Wives Chicago' Pia Rizza denies leaking nude photos to TMZ
Racy photos of "Mob Wives Chicago" cast member Pia Rizza surfaced on TMZ early Monday with the headline "I'm leaking my own NAKED PICS!" Rizza, reached by phone, insists she didn't leak the two photos and she has no idea who did. "I'm a nervous wreck," Rizza said. [TMZ (NSFW)]

Mom pleads not guilty to selling child for porn
A Gary woman pleaded not guilty Monday morning to selling a child to another Gary resident, who also pleaded not guilty in the case, to make child pornography. [Post-Tribune]

Anthony Rizzo makes surprise appearance at Cubs' spring camp
Anthony Rizzo made a surprise appearance at Cubs' camp Sunday -- the surprise, of course, being that he was just stopping by to get some of his stuff for his trip to Miami with the Cinderella team of the World Baseball Classic tournament.[Sun-Times]

All's well that ends Wells construction
The Wells Street bridge reopened to CTA L traffic this morning to little fanfare. Nine days of work replacing the 500,000-pound southern half of the 90-year-old bridge ended early Monday, in time for Purple and Brown Line riders to return to normal rush-hour schedules. [Commuters react, Sun-Times]

One step forward, two steps back
CTA service over the Wells Street bridge may have resumed (Hooray), but then came the news that CTA officials now want to raise the cost of a one-way rail ride purchased with cash to $3 (Boo). The extra fee is supposed to encourage riders to use the agency's new Ventra plastic payment card that can be loaded with credits and tapped on fare readers. [Sun-Times]

A little off the top
A McHenry man is accused of clipping a Fox Lake salon after he robbed the shop instead of paying for a haircut. William Bolton, 36, is being held on $100,000 bond after he got a haircut and then allegedly robbed the place of $250 while brandishing a large kitchen knife instead of paying $14.95 for the styling. Note: Cost Cutters is not to be taken literally. [Lake County News-Sun]

Battle of the Beverage Bulge
New York City's ground-breaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a judge shortly before it was set to take effect. The restriction was supposed to start Tuesday. [New York Times]

H2O
Much like New York City's sugary-drinks ban, soda's run as the nation's beverage of choice has also fizzled. In its place? A favorite for much of history: Plain old H2O. [Sun-Times]

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

And finally
Hundreds gather to see St. Mary Magdalene's ... tibia bone? The relic of St. Mary Magdalene, enclosed in a glass and gold-trimmed case, is currently on tour through the southwest suburbs. [Aurora Beacon-News]

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