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The Evening Rush for Wednesday, May 29, 2013

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The must-read news stories for May 29, 2013




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Game Seven
You don't really need me to explain this one, right? The Red Wings went up 3-1, had the Hawks on the ropes, but our boys in red have fought back to force tonight's epic finale, which also happens to take place at the United Center between Rolling Stones shows. That's got to count for something, right? The Blackhawks have the momentum and home crowd, but Detroit has already proved they can win at the UC, and Zetterberg may as well be paying rent for how long he's spent inside Toews' head this series (hat tip to Matt Linder for that zinger). So it should be a hard-fought -- and hard-hitting -- game tonight. The well-being of our city's sports fans rests on this; you can't expect us to rely on the Cubs and Sox to carry us through to football season, boys. Light up the Wings and light the lamp. To prepare for the epic match-up, catch up with the latest looks from our sports staff. [Hawks Chat Q&A, Lazerus, Morrissey]


Filing suit
As both sides wait for a July hearing on a lawsuit filed to prevent the CPS closures, the CTU has filed suit trying to prevent the closure of 10 of the proposed 50 schools set to be shuttered. [Sun-Times]

Adieu
The country bids adieu to Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.), who announced she would not seek re-election in 2014, but no one was sadder to see her go than the country's fact-checkers. [WaPo, Poynter]

Protesting deportation
A protest calling for an end to deportations caused quite the snarl on Michigan Avenue earlier today. [Sun-Times]

Supporting change
UIC joined a small but growing list of colleges that have added coverage for gender reassignment surgery to its student insurance plan. [Tribune]

Presidential visit
If you get caught up in an official-looking motorcade today, yes, it's the president. [Sun-Times]

Learn from the best (?)
I hope you signed up for a class on politics taught by former Sen. Roland Burris -- because that promises to be funnier than any improv class. [DNA Info]

Gang fight
Senators Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin came together today to urge federal officials to help the city fight gang violence, specifically the Gangster Disciples, one of the city's largest gangs. [Sun-Times, Chicago Gangs, Gangland TV show on YouTube]

Trouble in Toontown
Strange happenings at Disneyland, where an employee is in hot water over a dry ice explosive that blew up a trash can. [KTLA]

Water birth
This headline could soon read, "Couple feeds newborn to dolphin" or "Child taken away, raised by dolphins as one of their own." [CBS Charlotte]

What's in a name?
I can't wait to watch next year's ESPN's Big Ten-ACC Challenge Presented By Papa John's live from the State Farm Center. [Sun-Times]

Moochers
Ben Joravsky looks at the sports teams in Chicago that get the biggest handouts from the City. [The Reader]

The Bright One
On the opening of their three-shows-over-a-week-stay at the United Center, Thomas Conner reviews the Rolling Stones --  who, says Conner, still have some gas left in the tank. [Sun-Times]

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

And finally
In perhaps the strangest twist of all, Al Qaeda scolded one of its employees for not filling out his expense report. In other news, Al Qaeda keeps expense reports. I bet they have the best passive-aggressive notes about the work lounge refrigerator. [MSNBC]

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