Budget biz: The Illinois Senate passes a plan that fills the state's budget gap with special funds, and Gov. Rauner signs it, Crain's reports.
Schock's send-off: U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock compares himself to Abraham Lincoln during his farewell speech on the House floor, Politico reports.
Debate details: In a second televised debate, Chuy calls the Lucas museum a "monument to Darth Vader," while Rahm defends the site, CBS2 reports.
Willis windfall: Chicago will get roughly $10 million in real estate transaction fees from the sale of the Willis Tower, Crain's reports.
Teacher talk: For its next contract, the Chicago Teachers Union seeks smaller class sizes, fewer tests and no new charters, the Sun-Times reports.
Contract calls: Without receiving a singe bid, College of DuPage gives $630,000 of work to a foundation board member, the Trib reports.
Board blast: Three seats are open on the College of DuPage board, and now is the time for change, the Trib's editorial board writes.
Accident report: A CTA train operator who drove her train up an escalator at O'Hare a year ago says she was tired and had worked about 56 hours the week before the accident, CBS2 reports.
Case commitment: The wheels of justice move too slow in police torture cases, the Sun-Times' editorial board writes.
Commencement cash: A new bill would ban public funds used for college commencement speakers, the Champaign News-Gazette reports.