Record release: The Fraternal Order of Police wants to delay the release of officer misconduct lists, saying they are inaccurate and can unfairly harm named officers, the Sun-Times reports.
Fined for freebies: The manager of the Illinois State Fair is fined by an ethics commission for accepting freebies from a beer vendor, the State Journal-Register reports.
Metra mess: An inspector general's report finds falsified work logs at Metra caused payroll problems, the Daily Herald reports.
Independent IG: After a BGA investigation of the General Assembly's new inspector general, the Sun-Times' editorial board says the legislature should cast a wider net for someone with a firm record of independence next year.
Survey says: A new poll shows if the governor's election occurred today, Bruce Rauner would beat Pat Quinn, the Sun-Times reports.
Data details: CTA crime is down 34 percent in the first six months of 2014, compared to the same time in 2013, ABC7 reports.
Police payroll: Despite three DUI arrests and a revoked license, a former Cook County Sheriff's deputy is still on the payroll and could retire with full benefits, the Sun-Times reports.
Wage work: Small business owners tell Rahm they support a minimum wage hike, the Sun-Times reports.
Shooting settlement: Chicago taxpayers will pay $1.2 million to the family of a teenager shot by police, ABC7 reports.
Bully bucks: A jury awards $540,000 to a Chicago police officer who accused his former superior of bullying, the Sun-Times reports.
Suit up: A father sues the Chicago Park District after his son drowns in a city pool, the Trib reports.
Alderman arrested: Ald. Rey Colon is arrested and charged with driving under the influence, NBC5 reports.
Rahm rip: Ald. Jason Ervin criticizes Rahm for not attending the funeral of an 11-year-old girl killed in a gang shooting, the Sun-Times reports.
Tax talk: A sales tax proposed by Bruce Rauner would take aim at one of the fastest growing parts of Illinois' economy: computer programming services, Crain's reports.
Education expansion: Rahm announces a city expansion of early childhood education for poverty-level children, CBS2 reports.
Ride-share slowdown? Ride share service Lyft cuts a deal in New York that could hurt its case in Illinois, Crain's reports.
Cop call: A south suburban police officer is fired after shooting a dog in front of a 6-year-old girl, the Trib reports.
Runs out of gas: A mandate for Chicago gas stations to carry E15 fuel fails in City Council, CBS2 reports.
Penalty purge: Former Gov. George Ryan hopes to help abolish the death penalty nationwide, the Sun-Times reports.
Guv granting: Gov. Quinn should grant pardons for innocent people, the Sun-Times' editorial board writes.
Salty situation: After a record winter, Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt, the State Journal-Register reports.