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The Evening Rush for Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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The must-read news stories for May 1, 2013.



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Artist rendering of proposed changes to Wrigley Field // Courtesy of the Chicago Cubs

Wrigley reno drama
Anyone who has ever watched any number of home renovation shows on HGTV knows there is always drama. And such is the case with the Cubs. Everything seemed fine and dandy at first, the team unveiling several sharp artist renderings of what they hope the stadium will look like after all the work is done. And it looks pretty nice. But then Tom Ricketts, speaking at the City Club of Chicago, said the following: "If we don't have the ability to generate revenue in our outfield, we will have to take a look at moving. There is no question." Many are trembling about this so-called threat, which, well, really isn't a threat. The odds of the team actually packing up and moving out to the suburbs are pretty small -- not impossible but very unlikely. It's just a little more gamesmanship as the team and city wrassle in the final tussle to get this deal all tied up. [Sun-Times]


Boston developments
Three more suspects connected to the Boston Marathon bombings have been taken into custody, apparently charged with aiding Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after the bombing. [Boston.com]

Can't spell "union" without U-N-O
The teachers at UNO schools have voted to unionize, selecting to join the Chicago Alliance of Charter School Teachers and Staff. During last summer's teachers strike, UNO officials sided with CPS and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. [Sun-Times]

Too soon
Just as Chicago Police touted a drop in murders in the first third of the year on Tuesday night, the city saw a rash of shootings with at least three killed and 16 wounded on a balmy night. [Sun-Times, Sun-Times]

Growing toll
The death toll in the horrific collapse of a building in Bangladesh has topped 400. [BBC]

Slow jam
After passing the original horrible parking meter deal just three days after first receiving plans, the City Council now may ask for more than 30 days to review Emanuel's tweaks to the deal because you know what they say about hindsight, right? [Sun-Times Politics Blog]

Over-chemical-reaction
A seemingly innocent chemistry lab accident got a high school student arrested and charged with possession/discharge of a weapon on school grounds and discharging a destructive device, both felonies that will have her tried as an adult. [Gawker]

Tensions on May Day
Protesters took to the streets for annual May Day marches protesting capitalism, which is, granted, a big thing to protest, with more protests planned throughout the afternoon. [Sun-Times]

Gun tragedy
A 5-year-old in Kentucky accidentally shot and killed his young sister while playing with a rifle he had been given for his birthday. [Tribune]

City on the edge
A 19-year-old shut down Boston for 24 hours and now Chicago has had a main downtown thoroughfare shut down twice this week by "suspicious packages." The new normal? [Chicago Mag]

Long road ahead
The cleanup at the Fukushima nuclear power plant could take even longer than originally thought. [NBC News]

Hall of Fame
The GLBT Sports Hall of Fame is now open and prepping to induct its first athletes this summer, dove-tailing nicely with the announcement earlier this week from NBA player Jason Collins. [Gapers Block]

Check, mate
The five finalists in the competition to become the next host of "Check, Please" have been named, and no, Svengoolie is unfortunately not among them. [Sun-Times]

Tiny toon
Behold, the smallest movie ever made. [Buzzfeed]

No snitchin'
CBS commentator Jim Nantz was one of two men who informed the PGA of Tiger Woods' illegal drop at the Masters. [Deadspin]

Big venue
The Blackhawks and Penguins, who many predict will play for the Stanley Cup, will play at Soldier Field next year and now we know when. [Sun-Times]

The Bright One
As disabled Chicago police officer Charles T. Siedlecki faced a hearing over his benefits, Mark Brown explains how the officer's claims don't measure up. [Sun-Times]

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

And finally
An amazing look at what secrets have been revealed in the excavation of the lost Egyptian city of Heracleion, sunken into the sea over the years. [Telegraph UK]

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