Double down: Background checks for the sale of guns in Illinois nearly double in the week since the Connecticut shooting as more people are looking to purchase weapons, the State Journal-Register reports.
Mayoral might: Rahm recruits 22 Chicago-area mayors to push for "common sense" gun laws, NBC Chicago reports.
Silence not silenced: A judge rejects the city's request to set aside a jury's finding that a "code of silence" exists in the Chicago Police Department, ABC 7 reports.
Good call: The Sun-Times' editorial board praises the judge's decision on the "code of silence" set-aside.
Flight plan: Rahm considers privatizing Midway Airport, WBEZ reports.
Ward work: The owner of a lingerie shop says Ald. Tom Tunney is bullying him, FOX Chicago reports. An assistant Cook County state's attorney was caught on camera after allegedly biting one of the shop's employees in a drunken rage.
Brush off: Rahm says the release of a school-closing memo from last fall doesn't damage his credibility, rather it shows there's been analysis of the issue, the Sun-Times reports.
Tough calls: The Trib's editorial board asks for transparency and careful thought from CPS as it goes about making tough decisions.