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Morning Watch - February 15

Feb 15, 2013

Out of towner: A Cicero Housing and Real Estate Board member collected $12,000 to regularly attend town meetings but never went because he was living in Germany, the Sun-Times reports

Presidential visit: The president visits Hyde Park Academy High School today to talk about the economy and gun violence, NBC5 reports

File Friday: Jesse Jackson Jr.'s plea could be filed today, CBS 2 reports

Sources say: Democratic insiders tell the Daily Beast that Rahm will consider a bid for president if Hillary Clinton does not run in 2016. 

Judicial review: UNO hires a former judge to review how the charter school network chose firms to receive state grant money, the Sun-Times reports

Family ties: State Sen. Toi Hutchinson, a 2nd Congressional District candidate, paid thousands of dollars to her mother to work as her scheduler, FOX 32 reports

Marriage matters: The Illinois Senate passes the same-sex marriage bill 34-21, WBEZ reports

Valentine's Day wish: The Sun-Times' editorial board says it's time to make same-ex marriage a reality in Illinois. 

Overflow: Six Illinois prisons must set up temporary housing because of overcrowding, the State Journal-Register reports

Suit up: The Sun-Times editorial board points to a recent lawsuit to show how privatization leads to years of legal battles. 

Compromise: The Trib's editorial board says there's room for an agreement that protects gun rights and targets gun violence. 

On leave: Cook County CFO Tariq Malhance calls it quits, Crain's reports

Disgrace of Dixon: Bookkeeper Rita Crundwell will likely serve nearly 20 years in prison for scamming the small town, ABC 7 reports

Student safety: Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says police can safeguard students crossing gang boundaries to get to new schools after underutilized ones are closed, FOX 32 reports

All she wrote: Preservationists withdraw their lawsuit to save Prentice Hospital, the Sun-Times reports

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