Now that we have a new mayor, we can focus on the important stuff, like Oprah’s magnificent send-off celebration at the United Center. Madonna, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Beyonce, Michael Jordan, and more stopped by to give Oprah their best. (Tribune)

Mayor Emanuel ordered $75 million cut from the budget yesterday, targeting “everything from city grants, vehicles and office leases to management payrolls, outside legal expenses and employees paid to stay home after being injured on the job.” (Sun-Times)

The Bloods have been spotted in Chicago’s suburbs. It’s the first time the California gang has been known to operate in the Chicago area, according to the sheriff’s department. (Sun-Times)