Vote! The State Journal-Register's editorial board encourages voters to head to the polls to choose a replacement for Aaron Schock in Congress.
Weekend wrap-up: Rahm says the violent July 4 weekend isn't an indication that anti-violence strategies are failing, WBBM Newsradio reports.
Grip on guns: After another weekend of gun violence in Chicago, it's time to revisit legislation for expanded background checks, the Trib's editorial board writes.
Code of silence: A 7-year-old boy is shot and killed, and the community—even the boy's father—remain silent, the Sun-Times' editorial board writes.
Rahm rift? Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says he hasn't spoken to Rahm in four years, the Sun-Times reports.
No news is good news: Fitch Ratings holds and doesn't downgrade Chicago credit, Crain's reports.
Court call: Ex-U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds is a no-show for his arraignment due to "medical issues involving his daughter," WBEZ reports.
Child care: The ACLU seeks enforcement of a decree that child protection services continue even without a new state budget in place, the State Journal-Register reports.
Cash crisis: Illinois' network of social service providers are left hanging in the budget crisis, the Trib reports.
Safety situation: Chicago-area members of Congress want an extension of the train safety system deadline, warning inaction could shut down Metra, the Trib reports.