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The Evening Rush for Monday, June 3, 2013

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The must-read news stories for June 3, 2013




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Parking meter wheel and deal
If there's something that we can set our clocks to, it's that if there's enough reason to be skeptical about a bill before the City Council, the Council will pass that bill. We're one step closer to that now as the Council's Finance Committee gave the thumbs up to Mayor Emanuel's proposed changes to the stinking pile of a meter deal Daley left us with. Funny thing is, more aldermen are acting skeptical of the changes than of the original deal, which, OK. It didn't keep the committee from passing it and it likely won't keep the Council at large from approving the measure, either. A big sticking point is the expansion of the parking hours in exchange for free Sundays in all but one ward, a move that could net an even bigger profit for the leasing company, which is raking in more and more cash every year of this 75-year deal. Meanwhile, just a brief reminder that all the money the city made off of leasing the meters has already been spent. [Sun-Times, The Reader]


Swabbing SCOTUS
The Supreme Court issued a ruling today that allows for police to swab DNA from arrestees in serious crimes, upholding a Maryland law. [WaPo]

Maine West developments
Today marked the first court appearance for the former Maine West boys soccer coach who was fired after allegations of hazing broke. [Sun-Times]

Wikileaks on trial
The trial of Bradley Manning, a U.S. soldier accused of a massive document leak, opened today with prosecutors accusing Manning of being responsible for putting sensitive information in enemy hands. [N.Y. Times]

Out for justice
A congressional envoy hit Russia to learn more about the alleged Boston Marathon bombers yet came up empty-handed despite the best efforts of one of the envoy's aides, Steven Seagal. [USA Today]

R.I.P.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey died at the age of 89, the Senate's last remaining World War II veteran. A replacement will be tabbed by Gov. Christie. [CBS News]

Understanding Turkey
Some of you may be vaguely aware of something sorta kinda maybe happening in Turkey or something but you don't know something something Blackhawks, right? Anyway, here's a good explainer of what's happening and why you should care. [Gawker]

Not so fast on gang arrest plan?
Is Sen. Kirk's plan to curb gang violence -- the one Rep. Bobby Rush isn't too fond of -- something that could actually work? [Sun-Times]

America is sad
Look, I'm sad, OK? So are you. So are they. Just... just leave me alone, OK? I need to be alone with my thoughts. [TIME]

In Russia, cat smuggles you!
In what is simply another reason in a long list of reasons to dislike cats, a Russian feline was caught trying to smuggle cell phones into a prison because #YOLO. [PIX 11]

Nomz
Why, thank you, Dunkin' Donuts, I would love a coronary. [Sun-Times]

Big TV
A big thing happened on "Game of Thrones" that had fans all in a tizzy on Twitter last night and then Mad Men featured the 1968 Chicago DNC riots. [A.V. Club, Chicagoist]

Skill kills for Hawks
Rick Morrissey looks back at how the Blackhawks skated past the Kings in less than 30 hours for two big wins to open up the NHL's Western Conference Finals. [Sun-Times]

Bend it like Beckham
Fans of the Pale Hose will be happy to welcome Gordon Beckham back to the field. [ESPN]

The Bright One
Part 2 of the Watchdogs' look into the financial shenanigans of Ald. Ed Burke, money magician. [Sun-Times]

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

And finally
What the woman didn't realize was the deepening factions between her chickens, nudged forward by Chief Keef. [Patch]

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