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The Evening Rush for Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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The must-read news stories for April 23, 2013

Scott Stewart~Sun-Times

Violent reality check
Chicagoans were jolted back into the reality of local violence overnight after a 15-year-old boy was found shot to death just a few blocks from President Obama's home. As the weather has slowly warmed, city violence has begun to show an uptick after a slow-down in February and March; three people were killed and at least 13 wounded in shootings over this past weekend. Cornelius German was yesterday's only gunshot fatality, yet seven others were also injured by guns overnight, a violent reminder that while anxieties focus on terrorism concerns, there's even more to be worried about at home. [Sun-Times]

Better news for Rahm?
A new Crain's/Ipsos poll shows better numbers for Mayor Emanuel than earlier this year, and it's a more a case of disapproval dropping than his approval level increasing. [Crain's]

Chemical weapons claim
Israel continues to stand by its assertion that Syria has used chemical weapons. [N.Y. Times]

Furlough headaches
The sequester cuts that have resulted in FAA furlough days will likely make their presence felt at Chicago's two bustling airports in the form of delays possibly this week. [Sun-Times]

C'est la vie
Add France to the countries that have legalized gay marriage. [Assoc. Press]

Lenient drug ruling
The Supreme Court has introduced leniency in protecting legal immigrants from being deported for possession of small amounts of marijuana. [L.A. Times]

Case of extremes
A new bill in Florida's state legislature considers banning abortions based on the fetus' race or gender. [Jezebel]

The AP really should change its password more often. [Sun-Times]

Cracked sidewalks
The city of Chicago has its fair share of crappy sidewalks and now you can share your discovery with the rest of the city thanks to a great new site put together by some DePaul journalism students. [The Stumblr]

Because if there's one thing overweight America needs, it's having its laziness enabled by a popular fast food chain now offering delivery. [Tribune]

Shame, shame
Misbehavior by fans at the Mad Decent Block Party last year has gotten Chicago dropped from this year's tour. [Chicagoist]

Gritting through
A gritty performance by the Bulls last night helped them even up their playoff series with the Nets, one game apiece with game three at the United Center Thursday night. [Sun-Times]

Second verse, same as the first
Blah blah blah Cubs bullpen is terrible blah blah. [ESPN]

Duncan Keith says Pshaw
There's been some buzz around Duncan Keith's comment to a female reporter during last night's post-game press conference. Mark Lazerus has audio and his own opinion of what went down. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One
As the odds that Derrick Rose will return this season fade to nearly zero, Rick Telander wonders why Rose is held to a different standard than Jay Cutler. [Sun-Times]

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

And finally
Oh, just your usual story about the life of luxury lived by a 40-year-old crocodile in Germany. [The Local]

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