Tax talk: A study puts Illinois near the bottom in a ranking of tax fairness across the country, the Sun-Times reports.
Survey says: A survey finds Chicagoans are concerned about crime and infrastructure problems, but they are optimistic, Crain's reports.
Better than nothing: A proposal to move City Council under the watch of Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson is flawed but still a move in the right direction, the Sun-Times' editorial board writes.
Program probe: The feds issue a new subpoena in the investigation of Gov. Quinn's anti-violence program, the State Journal-Register reports.
Records release: A public records expert says Gov. Quinn's handling of releasing public documents related to his anti-violence program "stinks," the Sun-Times reports.
MediPot problem: Bruce Rauner says he would've vetoed the medical marijuana bill because there's too much secrecy in the program, the State Journal-Register reports.
Press pass: Bruce Rauner bars student journalists from a press event, NBC5 reports.
Rough race: The Quinn/Rauner race becomes more bitter as the candidates question each other's honesty and trustworthiness, Crain's reports.
Cleaning house: Rahm says the company paid for janitorial services at CPS can clean up the schools or "clean out their desks and get out," the Sun-Times reports.
Riverwalk restrictions: In response to the Trump sign flap, Rahm proposes a special sign district along the Chicago River, NBC5 reports.
Dollar decisions: A Tribune poll shows Illinois voters don't want to use tax dollars to lure the Obama library.
Record ruckus: Ald. Bob Fioretti's old campaign records are incomplete and disorganized, the Sun-Times reports.
Campaign criticism: Rahm doesn't join his campaign in criticizing Ald. Bob Fioretti, instead choosing to focus on his own track record, the Trib reports.
Wrigley revamp: Rahm gives the OK for the Cubs to break ground at Wrigley, the Sun-Times reports.
Money matters: The College of DuPage spent $26 million over the past 16 months without the board of trustees knowing specifically how the money was allocated, the Daily Herald reports.
Homeless help: Rahm announces a $5 million program to combat veteran homelessness, NBC5 reports.
Sound the alarm: Carbon monoxide detectors belong in schools, the State Journal-Register's editorial board writes.
Personal problems: Personal spats between the Kane County Board chair and the county coroner impede official business, the Daily Herald's editorial board writes.
Press pause: A state panel delays its decision on fracking rules, the State Journal-Register reports.