**SPECIAL POST-WEEKEND EDITION**
- Tic Tac Tobolski? The toes (170 of them) belong to the 17 Tobolski family members who ended up on southwest suburban McCook’s public employee payrolls—their mayor is family patriarch Jeff Tobolski. Now Jeff T. replaces Tony Peraica on the Cook County Board and promises no McCook nepotistas on his payroll. Watchdogs will be watching.
- Gaming gambit? Do we want 21 casinos in Illinois? Mini-gambling dens at O’Hare & Midway? Slots at tracks? Before becoming governor, Quinn had expressed mega-doubts, and Trib urges him to reconnect with his anti-gaming roots.
- Campaign candor? Jim Warren on the price tag of promises in Sunday’s Chicago News Coop pages in the NYT.
- Ex-cons footing the bill for their jail time? Will we see more of this is in cash-strapped Illinois?
- Metra meandering? The Metra board’s failure to hire a new post-Pagano boss in seven months is sparking calls to replace the entire board. Trib editorial notes that IL Rep. Jack Franks (D-Woodstock) is pushing a bill to have board members elected, not appointed by county officials. Sun-Times cites competing proposal from IL Sen. Terry Link (D-Waukegan) to strip those officials of appointment power and give it to governor.
- Dueling Darts? Sun-Times “Watchdog” story on how Tom Dart’s decision not to run for mayor avoids an unpleasant family feud because brother Tim’s a lobbyist who made $541,000 from Chicago clients last year. OK if Tom’s the county sheriff, but not the mayor.
- Car 54, where are you? Sun-Times analysis indicates that Chicago’s South and West Sides have a lot more 911 calls and requests for back-up cars than the North Side. Fodder for Supt. Weis’s imminent proposal for first politically perilous beat reorganization since the 1970s?