The Evening Rush for December 6, 2012

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Here are some of the stories that caught our attention during the work day for December 6, 2012.

• State Senator Donne Trotter's bond was set at $25,000 the day after he tried to get through an airport security check point with a gun and bullets because a State Senator not only needs to protect himself at all times even after he's voted against a conceal-and-carry bill, but also because that's just how he rolls and what would those downstate punks think if he didn't have his pistol? [Sun-Times]

• Steve Bogira takes a look at the city's de facto segregation and the way it affects those wounded by shootings. [The Reader]

• City Hall is about to undergo $12 million in renovations and then Mayor Emanuel will have to decide whether to Love It or List It. [Sun-Times]

• Senator Mark Kirk, absent from D.C. since his stroke last year, has set a return date of January 3, 2013. [CBS 2]

• Illinois students' vocabularies are around the national average, gooder than other states like Arkansas and West Virginia who no speak as unbad as us. [Sun-Times]

• County property taxes going back 20 years are being made available online meaning you can see how much you'd have to pay for that house around the corner you've had your eye on but know you'll definitely never be able to afford now. [Crain's]

• Dearborn Street is getting some spiffed up bike lanes that don't really matter because drivers will still be awful. [WBEZ]

• A Northwestern player may become only the second D-1 player in history to wear his yarmulke on the floor. Even money says an ESPN anchor narrates his highlight dunk with a shout of "Mazel tov!" [Sun-Times]

• Best wishes to our own Roger Ebert who's recovering from a recent hip fracture. Get well, Roger, and catch up on Duck Dynasty if you can. [ABC 7]

• BRIGHT ONE: Mark Brown takes umbrage with the IHSA's decision to block three Sudanese students from playing for Mooseheart High's boys basketball team. [Sun-Times]

• COMMUTE: Sudoku; Weather: ew; Transit: looking Blue

• FINALLY: Yet again, life imitates The Simpsons as Florida institutes its own "Whacking Day." [SunSentinel]

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