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Morning Watch - January 10

Jan 10, 2013

Fresh start: The Trib's editorial board urges the newly sworn in lawmakers not to settle or become part of a do-nothing legislature. 

Don't let up: The Daily Herald's editorial board says it's important that the legislature not lose momentum that was gained in tackling the pension crisis. 

Hearing loss: The State Journal-Register's editorial board praises Attorney General Lisa Madigan for appealing the decision of an appeals court last month that struck down the state's concealed carry ban. 

Debt deals: Aldermen defer a vote on Rahm's plan to toughen debt collection and wage payment standards out of concern for businesses, the Trib reports

Approval rating: Eight out of ten people say they are satisfied with their treatment by Chicago cops, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago survey, the Sun-Times reports

Health care crisis: City unions brace for a long-awaited report from a retiree healthcare commission that could mean higher retiree contributions and reduced benefits, the Sun-Times reports

Full-time job: The Sun-Times' editorial board says the new Lake County state's attorney has made strides in getting prosecutions right, but it is a never-ending job. 

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