* Mick Dumke breaks down the new city budget
* The Daily Herald has a debate between Bill Foster and Jim Oberweis (IL-14)
* Fran Spielman: "Where Mayor Daley Has Gone Wrong"
* "A collection of politically connected firms handpicked by Cook County President Todd Stroger's administration is set to reap the profits from fees associated with the sale of $364 million in bonds up for board consideration today"
* "this is Chicago, a land where apples rarely fall from urban trees unless someone hangs them there"