Political play: Internal emails from the Quinn administration show politics played a role in deciding who got grants from the anti-violence program, the Sun-Times reports.
Embracing change: Chicago aldermen agree to abide by a do-not-hire list, the Sun-Times reports.
Pension progress? Legislators say they will push to speed up a ruling on Illinois' pension reform law, the State Journal-Register reports.
Budget biz: The Chicago Board of Education votes on the $5.8 billion budget and extending the Safe Passage program, ABC7 reports.
Schools smackdown: The Civic Federation calls the CPS budget "gimmick-based" and "short-sighted," Crain's reports.
Licensing logjam: Illinois' program that offers legal driver's licenses to people who entered the country illegally is so logjammed that some residents have been victims of scams offering appointments with the DMV in exchange for money, ABC7 reports.
Health hiccup: A judge could rule today on whether former Mayor Daley's health issues will prevent him from testifying in the Park Grill lawsuit, the Trib reports.
Speak now: Rahm has some explaining to do as drivers demand answers about Chicago's red light cameras, the Trib's editorial board writes.
Rahm's refunds: Rahm says it's not for him to decide if red light camera ticket fees should be refunded, the Trib reports.
Construction ahead: Gov. Quinn signs a $1 billion capital spending plan for roads, NBC5 reports.
Deal dollars: A friend of former Mayor Daley gets a lucrative Illinois Medical District development deal despite unpaid taxes, the Sun-Times reports.
Pal's plea: A friend of Cicero Town President Larry Dominick, whose sewer business received more than $1.8 million from taxpayers without a contract, will plead guilty to tax fraud, the Sun-Times reports.
Shuttered school: Ald. William Burns proposes using a closed South Side middle school as extra space for overcrowded Kenwood Academy, the Trib reports.
Contract call: Chicago aldermen advance a new firefighter contract that includes 11 percent raises over five years, the Trib reports.
Event eviction: One of Gov. Quinn's bodyguards orders a videographer from the Bruce Rauner campaign to keep out of a public event, ABC7 reports.
Ride-share support: Bruce Rauner pledges support for Uber and says he would veto a ride-sharing regulation bill currently awaiting Gov. Quinn's signature, NBC5 reports.
Killing case: A woman whose son was shot and killed by a jail worker sues the Cook County Sheriff's Office, the Trib reports.
Grant gaffe: College of DuPage deserves criticism for a memo that attempted to force Gov. Quinn's hand on supplying grant money, but it shouldn't overshadow the good work the school is doing, the Daily Herald's editorial board writes.
Reciprocity report: Critics say state law makes it difficult for non-residents who have concealed carry permits in other states to carry in Illinois, the State Journal-Register reports.