Skip to main content

Morning Watch

Morning Watch

Your daily roundup of government news.


Morning Watch - March 5

Mar 05, 2013

Rest in peace: Longtime lawmaker Dawn Clark Netsch, the first woman nominated for governor, dies from Lou Gehrig's disease at age 86, the Trib reports

Police pool: A lawsuit alleges the Chicago Police Department washed out qualified applicants as part of discriminatory hiring practices that favored the relatives of officers, the Sun-Times reports

The guv and gambling: Gov. Quinn vetoes the gaming expansion bill, the State Journal-Register reports.

Money woes: Quinn says the pension mess has made the budget process very difficult, NBC5 reports

By the numbers: A Tribune analysis finds the job numbers from a $12 billion Illinois Tollway project don't add up. 

All in the family: NBC5 breaks down who is related to whom in Illinois government. 

New digs: Chicago Public Schools plans to relocate its central office to save $3 million per year, ABC7 reports

Strangers in schools? A lawmaker proposes a stop to using schools as polling places, citing school safety, WBBM Newsradio reports

Privatizing Midway: A British firm that recently gained control of Stansted airport plans to drop a $2 billion bid for Midway, the London Sunday Times reports

Auction block: Some of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s items illegally purchased with campaign funds could be up for auction, CBS2 reports

Bipartisan bill: Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk will introduce a gun trafficking bill on Capitol Hill named for Hadiya Pendleton, FOX 32 reports

Pressure's on: Rahm pressures his supporters to push for passing the gay marriage bill in Springfield, the Sun-Times reports

Energy OD: A Maryland woman whose teenage daughter died after drinking two 24-ounce energy drinks within 24 hours will make a case for a ban on energy drinks at City Council, the Sun-Times reports

Drone don'ts: The Sun-Times' editorial board says privacy laws should be enacted before the drones invade. 

Superintendent strategy: The Sun-Times' editorial board says CPD Supt. Garry McCarthy's strategy - stepping up patrol in hot zones - makes sense. 

Cop shop: Two University of Chicago police officers are on administrative leave after posing as protesters, the Trib reports

Medical mystery no more? The Cook County medical examiner's office will begin posting information, and sometimes photos, online to help identify unknown bodies, the Trib reports

Results: 0 item(s) Found.


October 4, 2015

Andrew Schroedter/BGA

Rauner Ally Used Private Email To Discuss Jobs

October 1, 2015

Sarah Karp/BGA

CPS Revises Grad Rates After BGA/WBEZ Report

September 30, 2015

Katie Drews/BGA

Police O-T Soaring At Sanitation Agency


bganewsletter 120x90 carousel

Sign up now to get the BGA's Morning Watch in your email every weekday morning.

Find us on Facebook