Morning Watch - January 17
Jan 17, 2013
Sandi's selection: Sandi Jackson says she's picking her own replacement for alderman, and who Rahm interviews "will be the people I am suggesting," the Sun-Times reports.
Online options: Rahm is looking for an alderman to replace Sandi Jackson via online submissions, NBC Chicago reports.
In pursuit: Illinois Democrats push forward on a statewide ban on assault weapons and tighter gun restrictions in Chicago, the State Journal-Register reports.
Board backing: The Cook County Board approves a resolution to encourage the state legislature to enact tougher gun laws, NBC Chicago reports.
Law of the land: Rahm will pitch to City Council today a proposal to better enforce gun laws, Crain's reports.
Calling on Congress: Gov. Quinn says he stands with the president when it comes to calling on Congress for strong gun control measures, the State Journal-Register reports.
Armed administrators: The central Illinois town of Washington is considering training administrators and letting them carry concealed handguns at the area high school, ABC 7 reports.
And the winner is: A Watseka lawmaker is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win guns in support of his political campaign, FOX 32 reports.
Probe, please? Five aldermen ask Inspector General Joe Ferguson for a probe into the O'Hare janitorial contract, the Sun-Times reports.
Pipe dreams: The state gives Chicago a $15 million low-interest loan to replace crumbling pipes, the Sun-Times reports.
In charge: Sen. Dick Durbin is poised to take on one of the most powerful positions in Congress: chairman of the defense appropriations subcommittee, Crain's reports.
Failing: The American Lung Association gives Illinois F's for tobacco prevention and support for quitting, WBEZ reports.
Few firearm funds: The Teachers' Retirement System finds it invests relatively little in firearm manufacturers, the State Journal-Register reports. TRS started a review of its holdings last month after the Connecticut school shooting.
Ailing assets: Audits of all five state pension systems saw their assets take a hit as a result of poor investment returns, the State Journal-Register reports.
Drug charges: Three Schaumburg police officers are arrested for allegedly robbing drug dealers, the Trib reports.