Plagued program: A substantial chunk of Gov. Quinn's anti-violence program grant went to the husband of Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, the Sun-Times reports.
Too hot for top cop: Records show the Illinois State Police backed out of investigating the Koschman case because of the director's conflicts of interest, the Sun-Times reports.
Truth hurts: Voters should reward state legislators who made the tough vote for pension reform, the Trib's editorial board writes.
Fairness? Taxing retirement benefits is seen as controversial, but some see it as only fair, the State Journal-Register reports.
False find: An Illinois Secretary of State worker is disciplined for falsifying timecards, the State Journal-Register reports.
Salary slash: Chicago State University President Wayne Watson takes a salary cut to abide by Illinois' pension rules, the Sun-Times reports.
Way to pay: A pay-by-phone option will be coming to Chicago's parking meters, ABC7 reports.
Ventra vision: CTA reminds riders that Ventra will soon be the only way to pay for rides, FOX32 reports.
Suit up: The state will pay three attorneys to represent Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford in a lawsuit filed by a former employee, the State Journal-Register reports.
Noisy neighbors: Residents fed up with noise from O'Hare are appealing their property taxes, the Sun-Times reports.
Ballooning backlog: A big budget shortfall prevents the expansion of Metra, the CTA and Pace, the Trib reports.
Tax time: Higher taxes in Chicago are inevitable, Crain's Joe Cahill writes.
Children's challenge: Legislators say the Department of Children and Family Services faces "horrendous" challenges, the State Journal-Register reports.
Fund fest: Rahm hosts a campaign fundraiser at the South By Southwest festival, the Trib reports.
Ballot box: Voters will be able to weigh in on taxi cab fares, ammunition and guns in bars and restaurants at the voting booth but not an elected school board, the Trib reports.
Deal decried: A twice-fired North Chicago cop receives a disability pension, the Trib reports.
Dog decision: Animal advocate groups want Chicago's puppy mill ban in the suburbs, the Daily Herald reports.
Gaining steam? Ald. Joe Moreno says he has enough votes to push through a city ban on plastic bags, the Sun-Times reports.
Bill boost: Chicago electric bills will increase up to 18 percent in June, Crain's reports.
Permit plan: Illinois puts on hold plans to issue permits for all-terrain vehicles, the Quad-City Times reports.
Drug decisions: Illinois' medical marijuana law poses problems in the workplace for employers with zero-tolerance drug policies, the State Journal-Register reports.
Here's your sign: Drivers deserve warning signs about speed cameras to silence critics who say the cameras are a money grab, the Sun-Times' editorial board writes.
What's in a name? The legend of Eliot Ness is just that and doesn't earn him his name on a federal building, the Sun-Times' editorial board writes.
Risks and rewards: Early release programs have their risks and rewards, the Sun-Times' editorial board writes.