Architectural applause: The controversial rehab of the Illinois Capitol receives architectural awards, the Trib reports.
Isn't it ironic? A large cockroach makes an appearance in City Hall while the Chicago pest control commissioner testifies, the Trib reports.
Big bid: UIC officials gear up for an ambitious bid for the Obama library, the Trib reports.
Vote vex: An attorney general opinion prohibiting vote counting before the polls close has some officials rethinking the process, the State Journal-Register reports.
Lay off the cheap shots: Candidates should educate voters about the issues, not denigrate each other, the Daily Herald's editorial board writes.
Metra money: Money from a Metra fare hike will go to operating expenses, and the agency needs to work on cutting those costs, the Trib's editorial board writes.
Player plea: A key player in the Chicago red light camera scandal plans to plead guilty, the Sun-Times reports.
State scandal? Republican legislators question Gov. Quinn's response to the IDOT scandal and insinuate corruption exists in other state departments, the Sun-Times reports.
Come together, right now: Suburban legislators should unite in the school funding reform debate, the Daily Herald's editorial board writes.
Suit spree: In the past two years, the Illinois Tollway has filed as many as 400 lawsuits against scofflaws, the Trib reports.
Toll task: The Illinois Tollway could permanently lower the cost of opening an I-Pass account, the Sun-Times reports.
Testing talk: Rahm sets a long-term goal of electronic testing for city jobs, the Sun-Times reports.
Plan of attack: Members of the Chicago Board of Education admit more planning is needed when it comes to the number of schools and students, the Sun-Times reports.
Cop cars: A top mayoral aide admits Chicago police have a vehicle shortage problem that can only be fixed by more frequent purchasing, the Sun-Times reports.
Love letters: The treasurer of suburban Alsip alleges in a new lawsuit she was fired after rejecting sexual advances from the mayor, the Sun-Times reports.
Inmate issues: Illinois needs a better way to deal with terminally ill inmates, the Sun-Times' editorial board writes.
Strike stretch: The Waukegan teacher's strike is still going three weeks later, CBS2 reports.