Governor Pat Quinn announced $100 million from the Illinois Jobs Now construction program will be used for infrastructure improvements across Illinois. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times
Quinn on Rahm’s pension property tax hike: No can do
During an appearance Monday on the Near West side, Gov. Pat Quinn made clear he’s not on board with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to hike property taxes as a way to solve a looming pension crisis in the City of Chicago.
But here’s some good news from Quinn: He announced Cook County is getting $16.7 million to fix local streets, while Chicago gets $12 million. [Early & Often]
Charter schools show little difference in performance over CPS neighborhood schools. [Early & Often]
No. 7 seed vs. No. 8 seed
But really, tonight’s NCAA title game isn’t all that surprising. [Sports Illustrated]
The NTSB says that’s how much damage was caused by the Blue Line crash at O’Hare. [Sun-Times]
A model poses backstage ahead of the NLP show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks in Sydney, Australia. | Getty Images
Best lead yet
Pings are providing hope in search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. [Time]
Love it or hate it
But Emanuel says 20 more miles of bike lanes are hitting the city. [Sun-Times]
Running out of room
You’re going to need some luck to get one of the 45,000 spots in the Chicago Marathon. [RedEye Chicago]
No, it’s not Derrick Rose. You’ll have to settle for Ronnie Brewer. [Sun-Times]
Has your pooch gotten more pudgy?
Local vets blame Chiberia. [DNAinfo Chicago]
Have you seen the ‘disgusting’ Nancy Pelosi ad?
She’s in a bikini and on all fours with her tongue hanging out. [Early & Often]
The Bright One
Vice President Joe Biden wants everyone to know he’s a pro when it comes to sleeping with college professors. [Early & Often]
Twitter is destroying your marriage. Good luck with that. [Gawker]