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preckwinkleMoney matters: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle wants pay raises throughout county government, Crain's reports. 

Case commitment: A judge refuses to throw out a lawsuit challenging Chicago red light cameras, the Trib reports. 

Dollar delay: The state budget standoff stops the flow of federal dollars to some workers and aid recipients, CBS2 reports. 

Noisy neighbors: Gov. Rauner signs a law increasing the number of runways allowed at O'Hare, possibly keeping open two that are slated for closure, the Sun-Times reports. 

Another appeal: Blago's lawyers plan to ask the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to decide his appeal, the Trib reports. 

School schedules: More than 80 CPS schools see changes in arrival and dismissal times, the Sun-Times reports. 

Cash call: Rahm proposes $20 million in TIF money for Walter Payton College Prep, the Trib reports. 

Program pump: Medical marijuana advocates call on Gov. Rauner to extend the temporary program, the Sun-Times reports. 

Document deal: Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock reaches a deal with prosecutors on producing documents related to his criminal investigation, the Sun-Times reports. 

House hubbub: A judge orders former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds find a new home because he isn't allowed to live near children due to a previous conviction, ABC7 reports. 

springfieldcapdomeBGAphotoContract consideration: Gov. Rauner and AFSCME agree to a two-month contract extension, the State Journal-Register reports. 

Document delivery: Two College of DuPage trustees say they don't have the necessary information to do their jobs, so they file Freedom of Information Act requests to the school they help run, the Daily Herald reports. 

Hockey help: The Blackhawks and the city reach a deal to build a new practice facility at Malcolm X College, Crain's reports. 

Pension parsing: A judge rejects Rahm's attempt to delay the ruling that tosses out changes to city pensions, the Trib reports. 

Bag ban: Chicago's ban on plastic bags goes into effect Saturday, CBS2 reports. 

Risky revenue: Municipalities are wise not to rely on gambling revenue, the Daily Herald's editorial board writes. 

Plea position: Former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds says he will plead not guilty on federal tax charges, NBC5 reports. 

Drink dollars: Chicago Ald. George Cardenas resurrects his proposed tax on sugary drinks, ABC7 reports. 

Brooks and the budget: Protestors call for Rev. Corey Brooks to step down from the Illinois Tollway board and fight against cuts to social services, ABC7 reports. 

Boat biz: Chicago Park District harbor capacity is up 1 percent, Crain's reports. 

302088QA3LrUOZDollar decision: The Illinois House votes to reject the increase in lawmaker pay, the State Journal-Register reports. 

Pension point: Attorney General Lisa Madigan may appeal the state pension case to the U.S. Supreme Court, Crain's reports. 

Privatization plan: Rahm plans to introduce the Privatization Transparency and Accountability Ordinance, the Sun-Times reports. 

Profit pause: Gov. Rauner stops payment of video gambling profits until a budget is passed, NBC5 reports. 

Tax tip: Gov. Rauner proposes a sales tax break for the Illiana Expressway, Crain's reports. 

Suit up: The BGA files multiple pro-transparency lawsuits against public entities. 

Stamp act: Gov. Rauner signs a bill broadening eligibility for food stamps, the AP reports. 

Freebie flip: Free garbage pickup is near the end for 1,800 Chicago buildings, the Sun-Times reports. 

Tourism talk: Statewide tourism numbers are up, the State Journal-Register reports. 

Hiring help: A new law allows private employers to give hiring preference to veterans, the AP reports. 

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