Gov. Bruce Rauner's budget office issued its final five-year forecast and the trends are not good. Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker is likely going to face an uphill climb toward meeting his campaign promises while coming anywhere close to balancing the state budget.
Meanwhile, candidates for Chicago mayor were lining up to file nominating petitions this week — how many will be in it for the long haul? And what really sunk Chicago's bid for Amazon's second headquarters?