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

The Evening Rush for Thursday, March 28, 2013

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The must-read news stories for March 28, 2013

Mourners remember Hadiya Pendleton at her funeral in February 2013 // Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media

Michael Ward and Kenneth Williams, the two teens charged in the murder of teenager Hadiya Pendleton -- a shooting death that has been a local catalyst for calls for gun control -- pleaded not guilty earlier today to charges stemming from the shooting. The charges include murder, attempted murder, aggravated battery, aggravated discharge of a firearm and mob action. Ward is facing a total of 141 charges. The two remain held without bail. [Sun-Times]

Newtown details
Hey, speaking of gun violence, remember when the fight for tighter gun control was a thing? Well, that's faded from the headlines -- for now -- but newly released details on alleged Newtown shooter Adam Lanza could restart that push if some parents groups have their way. [Sun-Times, L.A. Times]

Get well, Nelson
Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela has been submitted to a hospital once more as he continues to battle a lingering lung infection. [BBC]

Baring it all
A candidate for Villa Park president isn't backing down after nude photos of him cropped up online. Good for him, because if he were a woman, the double standard that exists would have ripped his candidacy to shreds. [Sun-Times]

School daze
There are many ridiculous things about the way our schools are run, and standardized tests are one of them, something the Reader's Steve Bogira delves into in more detail. [The Reader]

The night they bulldozed the runways
It's been 10 years since Mayor Daley went in under cover of night and had bulldozers carve giant X's into Meigs Field in a move that was both abusive (in terms of power), totally ballsy and, therefore, totally Daley. [Sun-Times]

Balancing faith and gay marriage
After the Tribune's John Kass wrote a column in which some potential eloquent points were weighed down by straying into a "straight white male repression" defense a little too often, The 312's Whet Moser extrapolated some finer, more eloquent points about the issue of Christianity, journalism, and how one covers the changing, evolving face of the country's stance on gay marriage. [Kaas, Moser]

In an attempt to cut back a few dollars, the Field Museum is once again offering a collection of curators early retirement. [WBEZ]

Lolla gagging
Most of the full lineup -- allegedly -- for Lollapalooza has been leaked -- allegedly -- and while the under-card features some better bands -- allegedly -- the bill is still lacking, particularly in women and minorities at the top. [Sun-Times]

Cashing in
Some Bears fans are selling off their PSLs and finding that they can pocket a nice chunk of change by doing so. [DNA Info]

So there's that
Unrelated to on-the-field value, the Cubs are apparently worth a good deal of money overall. So says Forbes, anyway. [Sun-Times]

Call the waambulance
LeBron James may be the "king," but he acted like a little boy by complaining about hard fouls after last night's loss to the Bulls. Sorry your highness' grapes are so sour, LBJ. [ESPN]

The Bright One
After the Bulls' short-handed showing last night and all the drama surrounding Derrick Rose's return, Rick Morrissey thinks it's time for Rose to just call it a day for the 2012-13 season. [Sun-Times]

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

And finally
Because every day needs a little R. Kelly, here's a Trapped in the Closet soundboard. [Fake Shore Drive]

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