Morning Watch - February 28
Feb 28, 2013
Election questions: Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez issues subpoenas tied to the Cicero town president election and allegations of voter suppression, FOX 32 reports.
Now the hard part: If elected, Robin Kelly has her work cut out for her in the 2nd District, the Sun-Times' editorial board says.
And the nominees are: Ex-convict Paul McKinley is the likely winner in Tuesday's GOP primary for the 2nd District Congressional race, the Trib reports.
Schools slump: Six Chicago charter schools are put on an academic warning list by CPS, WBEZ reports.
Pension possibilities: Legislators introduce a new pension fix. The proposed reform includes a plan for Downstate teachers that combines a traditional pension plan with a 401k-style contribution, the State Journal-Register reports.
Marriage material: The sponsor of a proposed same-sex marriage bill says there's no timetable for the Illinois House to vote on the measure, the State Journal-Register reports.
Duckworth downsizing? If the sequester and automatic spending cuts happen Friday, Rep. Tammy Duckworth says she'll give herself an 8.4 percent pay cut, the Daily Herald reports.
Snip, snip: NBC 5 details how federal budget cuts can hurt Illinoisans.
Inmates in tow: Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle's plan to shutter part of the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center could be foiled by an uptick in inmates, the Trib reports.
Board bits: The Illinois Senate rejects Gov. Quinn's appointments to the Southern Illinois University board of trustees, the State Journal-Register reports.
Vault view: FOX 32 goes inside the Chicago Police Department's confiscated gun vault.
Prison problems: Downstate Menard Correctional Center is being investigated for the second suspicious inmate death in two months, ABC7 reports.
Sex ed: CPS will begin age-appropriate sex education programming that includes teaching older students about gender identity, the Sun-Times reports.
FLOTUS flies in: A study finds 1 in 4 CPS students is obese, and the First Lady will be in town for her "Let's Move" campaign, the Sun-Times reports.