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

The Evening Rush for Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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The must-read news stories for May 28, 2013.


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Juan Rangel before a news conference at UNO Soccer Academy on Tuesday. | John H. White~Sun-Times


Big Changes at UNO
After months of controversy there were some shake-ups and some "shake-ups" at the United Neighborhood Organization (UNO), one of the state's largest charter school operators. Juan Rangel, UNO's $250,000-a-year chief executive officer, accepted responsibility for the group's failings and said he is stepping down from the boards that oversee UNO and its charter-school network. But Rangel will stay on as CEO, so at least he'll still have that healthy paycheck. The moves are all in hopes of getting state funding to flow again, particularly for the under-construction high school being built on the city's Southwest Side. [Sun-Times]


No bond
The man accused in the shooting that resulted in the death of 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins -- allegedly over a stolen video-game console -- has been ordered held without bond. [Sun-Times]

Hitting the Shore
President Obama visited New Jersey, teaming up with Gov. Chris Christie for a state of recovery check. [WaPo]

Defunding rejected
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an Indiana case over the defunding of Planned Parenthood. [Reuters]

Deep Keef
Another day, another arrest for Chief Keef, this time on charges of driving 110 mph in a 55 mph zone. [Sun-Times]

Derailment
A tractor trailer and a cargo train collided outside Baltimore, causing a major derailment and subsequent explosion. [The Atlantic]

As bad as pollen season
Welcome back, Construction Season, we're so sad to see you're back. [Sun-Times]

Plead the Fifth
A high school teacher in Batavia is in trouble for apparently reminding students they're protected by the Fifth Amendment when they were filling out a survey that included questions about drug use. [Gawker]

File under: Not The Onion
People are complaining about a tea kettle they say looks like Hitler. Godwin's Law is not amused, J.C. Penney's. [Mashable]

Music to your ears
Speaking of The Onion, its sister pub The A.V. Club is teaming up with the Hideout again for a stellar late-season music fest, this year featuring Mavis Staples, Superchunk, Neko Case and The Hold Steady. [Sun-Times Daily Sizzle Blog]

The Blackhawks are popular
A must-win game six for the Blackhawks against the Red Wings was a ratings bonanza, generating twice as many viewers as the Cubs-Sox see-who-stinks-less-fest. [Puck Daddy]

Makeover preview for Wrigley
False signs and banners were held up outside Wrigley's outfield wall today to simulate what it would look like once the team finishes its renovations. [A League Of Her Own]

So Long, Lance
Nike is cutting ties with the Lance Armstrong-founded Livestrong. Good luck with those yellow wrist bands now. [AP]

The Bright One
I watched the entire new season of Arrested Development on Sunday and I tried to collect some thoughts on the experience. [Sun-Times]

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

And finally
Do you fear killer robots? Then there's a group for you. [Slate]

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