A day-long hearing on Ald. Joe Moreno’s Chicago Housing Authority reform ordinance puts public housing in the spotlight, with CHA fans saying the agency’s new head, Eugene Jones, is making good progress, while critics say the agency is stockpiling cash instead of building affordable units. Meanwhile, CHA and a team of developers push a master plan for the long-awaited Lathrop Homes redevelopment on the Northwest Side through Plan Commission. Down in Springfield, Gov. Bruce Rauner used his 2016 budget address to again, harp on financial woes at the Chicago Public Schools.