Morning Watch - January 18
Jan 18, 2013
New job: Gov. Quinn appoints former U.S. Attorney General Patrick Fitzgerald to the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, NBC Chicago reports.
In control: Rahm says Sandi Jackson, and anyone else, is welcome to recommend someone for the open City Council seat, but it will not dictate who he chooses, the Sun-Times reports.
Sad Sandi: The Sun-Times says Sandi Jackson's insistence that she's picking her successor is the "sweet and sickening sound of Jackson hubris."
Study says: Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago finds as the War on Drugs escalated, so did corruption in the Chicago Police Department, WBEZ reports.
Trotter trial: State Sen. Donne Trotter will face his gun charges in court March 12, the State Journal-Register reports.
Gives you wings: Ald. Ed Burke wants to ban the sale and distribution of large energy drinks to all Chicagoans, not just children, the Sun-Times reports.
Guns gone missing? Ald. Willie Cochran suggests placing GPS tracking chips on guns to locate them when they are lost or stolen, CBS 2 reports.
Taxpayer tab: Taxpayers are on the hook for $36.4 millions after a judge finds the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago intentionally interfered with a Magnificant Mile high-rise development, the Trib reports.
Riders wanted: Metra prepares a campaign to attract new ridership, the Trib reports.
Contract continues: Rahm says he won't cancel the controversial O'Hare janitorial contract despite recent findings that the company didn't disclose the sale of 50 percent of the business to a private equity firm, the Sun-Times reports.
Grading principals: Chicago Public School principals will be formally evaluated on student academic growth, the Sun-Times reports.