If at first you don't succeed...: Gov. Quinn and legislative leaders will try again to pass House Speaker Mike Madigan's pension bill, the State Journal-Register reports.
Hopes not high: Lawmakers will return to Springfield Wednesday with low expectations for a pension resolution, the State Journal-Register reports.
Leadership lacking? Bill Daley criticizes Pat Quinn for his inability to get a pension deal passed, the State Journal-Register reports.
Pension plan: Mike Madigan's plan is the best to fix pensions, but he needs to compromise to get anything done, the Sun-Times' editorial board writes.
Pension processing: A pension fix for Illinois university employees gets the support of Senate President John Cullerton, the State Journal-Register reports.
Deadbeat Illinois: An influx in tax collections allowed the state to make a few payments to social service agencies, but the respite is temporary, the State Journal-Register reports.
Save the state: The Trib's editorial board says two Republican state senators, Kyle McCarter and Sam McCann, are obstructing efforts to save the state.
Taking names: The Trib's editorial board names a number of Democratic lawmakers it says are hobbling the state.
Pink slips: More than 800 CPS employees will be laid off as part of the massive school closing, NBC5 reports.
Safety first: About 600 adults will be hired to staff "safe passage" routes for children attending CPS schools in the fall, the Sun-Times reports.
Meter management: Free Sunday parking and extended meter hours began yesterday, two weeks earlier than planned, NBC5 reports.
Sentence suggestion: Jesse Jackson Jr.'s attorney seeks a lenient sentence, saying his mental health could worsen if given a lengthy prison term, FOX32 reports.
Called to court: Carla Oglesby, the aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, stands trial today on corruption charges, ABC7 reports.
Jury duty: Jurors begin deliberations in the bribery trial of ex-Ald. Ambrosio Medrano, ABC7 reports.
Contract questions: A Tribune investigation raises questions on the details of Rahm's billboard deal.
Crime calls: The Tazewell County State's Attorney says he won't prosecute concealed carry charges, ABC7 reports.
Going after gangs: The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a good tool to bring down gangs, the Sun-Times' editorial board writes.
Power up: The Trib's editorial board says the legislature has given ComEd the means to improve reliability, and now the power company will pay if it doesn't.