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Morning Watch - January 16

Jan 16, 2013

First things first: Gov. Quinn says gambling expansion takes a back seat to getting pension reform passed, the Trib reports

Ka-ching? The Sun-Times' Michael Sneed says a temporary casino could be in the cards for Chicago if the gambling bill is approved. 

Tax tinkering: The Daily Herald explains what taxes will look like if teachers' pensions are shifted onto property owners. 

Dose of Daley: Bill Daley, the son and brother of two former Chicago mayors, mulls a bid for governor, NBC Chicago reports

Closing bell: WBEZ maps the last decade of school closings in Chicago. 

Family matters: Faculty at Prairie State College accuse the school of nepotism for creating a temporary position for a board member's stepfather and then hiring him without posting the job for other applicants, the Trib reports

Cleaning house: The head of a Chicago janitors' union calls for Rahm to cancel a controversial cleaning contract at O'Hare, the Sun-Times reports

Safety summit: A state school safety summit will be held in Springfield next week, the State Journal-Register reports

Gun control: Rahm speaks out in favor of stricter gun control on a panel in Chicago, ABC 7 reports

Picket line: Grayslake Elementary District 46 teachers go on strike today, the Daily Herald reports

Pot possibilities: The Daily Herald's editorial board says towns and villages are wise to prepare for the legalization of medical marijuana in case the measure becomes law. 

Out of work: About 200 people are laid off when seven state employment offices close, ABC 7 reports. The irony is that the economy has improved and has led to falling unemployment claims, rending the offices of no use. 

Preserve plan: The Sun-Times' editorial board applauds the Forest Preserve District of Cook County for its five year plan. 

Court calls: Sen. Dick Durbin passes along seven names to the president for spots on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Crain's reports

Money mill: Rahm's re-election committee raises $1 million in the last quarter of 2012, Crain's reports

Fee fixing: Admission fees might be increasing at the Art Institute and Museum of Science and Industry, the Trib reports

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