Camera clip: State Rep. David McSweeney proposes a statewide ban on red light cameras, the Trib reports.
Pedal to the metal: It's time to green-light red light camera reforms, the Sun-Times' editorial board writes.
Golden parachute: The College of DuPage board offers a $762,000 severance deal for its president when he retires in 2016, the Daily Herald reports.
District dump: Crain's Joe Cahill questions why Chicago even has a park district if it doesn't act independently.
Complaints culled: Metra sees far fewer complaints than this time a year ago, WBBM Newsradio reports.
Transit talk: The RTA says Pace, Metra and the CTA need $36.4 billion in infrastructure upgrades over the next 10 years, WBBM Newsradio reports.
Pay pump: Chicago needs to offer top pay to an airport boss if it expects its airports to be internationally competitive, the Sun-Times' editorial board writes.
Cabinet calls: Former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle is appointed as Gov. Rauner's chief operating officer, NBC5 reports.
Suggesting solutions: Gov. Rauner mentions Illinois' "mass deterioration" but still offers no solutions, the Trib reports.
Year one: Among Gov. Rauner's first-year priorities: cutting property taxes, Medicaid spending and state workers' salaries and benefits, the State Journal-Register reports.
Crunch time: The Illinois Supreme Court denies more time for lawyers representing state workers and retirees to submit a response in the pension reform case, the State Journal-Register reports.
Federal action: The Justice Department explores involvement in the violence at Illinois youth treatment centers, the Trib reports.
Premium policy: State retirees will soon receive a letter regarding the insurance premium settlement, the State Journal-Register reports.
Convict clemency: The State Journal-Register's editorial board advocates granting clemency to Randy Steidl, who was wrongfully convicted of a double murder.
Bowing out: The retired Marine who oversaw Chicago school closings is leaving the district, the Sun-Times reports.
Race report: Mayoral challenger Willie Wilson questions Rahm's vote-by-mail campaign, ABC7 reports.
Day decision: CPS schedules cold makeup days for January and June, the Sun-Times reports.