Pensions pass: The legislature approves the bipartisan pension reform bill, but unions say it's unconstitutional, WBEZ reports.
Election season: Passing pension reform makes Gov. Quinn look very good heading into an election, the Sun-Times reports.
Long road ahead: With the pension deal done, Illinois is still a long way from fiscal success, Sun-Times' editorial board writes.
Problems solved? A CTA report says Ventra problems have largely vanished, NBC5 reports.
Confidence in Claypool: Despite problems with Ventra, Rahm voices support for CTA boss Forrest Claypool, CBS2 reports.
Comptroller cleared: A probe finds no evidence that the former Chicago comptroller engaged in misconduct here, Crain's reports.
No foes found: Currently Toni Preckwinkle, Joe Berrios, David Orr and Maria Pappas will all run unopposed in the next election, Crain's reports.
Planting opponents? FOX32 questions the strange pattern of unknown challengers to House Speaker Michael Madigan who mount a strong campaign and disappear after the election.
Release: Powerbroker William Cellini will be released from prison today but wants a judge to lift a measure that requires him to ask permission before leaving Illinois, ABC7 reports.
Appealing: Blago's lawyers submit the final files for his appeal and are ready for next week's oral arguments, the Trib reports.
Strike zone: Will County and public employees reach a deal to end the strike, CBS2 reports.
Re-bid? The U.S. Olympic Committee encourages Chicago to bid for the 2024 summer games, but City Hall is making no plans for it, WBBM Newsradio reports.
No vote: The House adjourns without taking up the bill on tax breaks for Archer Daniels Midland, the State Journal-Register reports.
Safety system: Metra says it needs more time to implement new "fail-safe" system, the Trib reports.
Supervisor salary: A Tinley Park 911 supervisor who had a history of misconduct receives a $93,000 exit package--$2,000 more than her annual salary, the Trib reports.
Strong slate: Sangamon County Democrats' failure to slate anyone for a number of county offices means a weaker election with fewer choices, the State Journal-Register's editorial board writes.