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

The Evening Rush for Thursday, May 30, 2013

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The must-read news stories for May 30, 2013.

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Batten down the hatches
While more tornadoes were spinning up in Oklahoma, the bad weather is finally shifting east and bringing the storms to our doorstep. The National Weather Service has already issued a Tornado Watch that takes up about 80 percent of the state of Illinois; any storms that develop out west are bound to eventually move east. The stormy pattern doesn't end tonight, either, as more storms appear to be on tap for tomorrow before all of this unpleasantness finally ships out of here. In the meantime, stay alert to evolving (or devolving, as it were) weather conditions over the next 36 hours or so. [Sun-Times, National Weather Service, Skilling]

Rev. Andrew Greeley has died at the age of 85. [Sun-Times]

Ongoing investigation
A man questioned by the FBI in connection with the Boston bombings and killed when he allegedly tried to attack officials is now said to have been unarmed during the incident. [WaPo]

Ricin redux
Yet another letter with traces of ricin was sent to President Barack Obama but intercepted by Secret Service. [Sun-Times]

Rep. Bobby Rush doesn't think much of Sen. Mark Kirk's arrest plan for gangs, but TIME magazine cover boy Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn't taking sides. [Sun-Times, CBS 2]

Strike is over
The 10-year strike by workers of the Congress Hotel is over. [Sun-Times]

The Dissolve
The departure of several core staff members of The A.V. Club earlier this spring turns out to be something of a SterlingCooperDraperPryce move as those folks form the core staff of The Dissolve, the new film website from Pitchfork Media. [Pitchfork]

Nike Town
So long Cans, hello Nike in Bucktown. [Crain's]

Some local kids are trying to be the best spellers in the nation at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. [Gapers Block]

Kirk Cameron's sad birthday party
Finally, the truth behind the viral photo. [Sun-Times]

THE Ohio State running mouths
Ohio State's president Gordon Gee is writing checks with his mouth he'd better hope his teams can cash. [ESPN]

Arena half-full view
DePaul has some really optimistic views of what it expects in attendance for basketball games at its new arena. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One
Now that Blackhawks fans have exhaled, Rick Morrissey tells us we can also relax. [Sun-Times]

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

And finally
Don't mind me, I'm just learning to Prancercise. [YouTube]

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