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The Evening Rush for Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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The must-read news stories for March 5, 2013: Snowy snow snow, RIP Dawn Clark Netsch, and the TSA's relaxed rules



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Snow
Snow snow snow snow snow snow snow snow. Snow snow, 7 to 10 inches, snow snow, 1,000-plus flights canceled, snow O'Hare, snow Midway. Snow snow snow snow snow snow snowing, CTA snowed snow. Snow snow; snow snow snow snow snow. Snow snow snow, rush hour plows, snow snow snow, winter in Chicago. [Sun-Times, NWS, Photos]

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


RIP
Dawn Clark Netsch, the straight-talking Illinois politician who broke important barriers for women, died at the age of 86 after a battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease). [Sun-Times, Editorial, Marin]

Chavez dies
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez succumbed to cancer today at the age of 58. [Sun-Times]

Friendlier skies
The TSA will soon ease some of its carry-on policies by allowing pocket knives, hockey sticks and golf clubs on planes again. So sharp and blunt objects are OK, but my shoes and bottle of Gatorade from outside the airport are still a danger? OK, got it. [Bloomberg]

Honoring Hadiya
Senators Kirk and Durbin have co-sponsored a new bill named for Hadiya Pendleton aimed at gun trafficking. [Sun-Times]

Trayvon developments
Some developments in the Trayvon Martin case today have left the prosecution team against George Zimmerman with an uphill fight: their star witness was caught in a lie that damages their case, and there will be no "stand your ground" hearing for Zimmerman. [Tribune]

Easy Dow it
The Dow Jones Index closed at an all-time record high, so that means an avalanche of jobs is coming right.... now! Okay.... now! How about.... now?! [Sun-Times]

Aaron Swartz
Two solid Swartz stories today: The Atlantic gets a look inside the investigation into the federal case against Swartz, while the New Yorker talked to several of Swartz's closest friends. [The Atlantic, New Yorker]

You can always go ... downtown
According to Crain's, downtown Chicago is the hot spot of the metro area again, no thanks to those long lines at Garrett's Popcorn. [Crain's]

Rodman-gate
John Kerry has had enough of your hand-wringing over Dennis Rodman's trip to North Korea. How very Phil Jackson of him. [Mediaite, The Daily Show]

Bolland bowls back onto ice
Dave Bolland will be back on the ice for the Blackhawks tonight against Minnesota as the team looks to extend its record-setting, season-opening points streak. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One
Neil Steinberg has a particularly fun and respectful remembrance of Dawn Clark Netsch. [Sun-Times]

And finally
If any of you want the White House to take the petition to make R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" the new national anthem seriously, then 98,000+ of you need to get over and sign the petition. [Gapers Block]

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