Latest CHICAGO Campaign Center
She’s been out of politics for more than a decade and previously said she wasn’t coming back. But things have changed, she tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
After a month and a half of campaigning in Chicago, Rah Emanuel made it official on Saturday. He is running for mayor.
Former U.S. senator says it’s not a foregone conclusion Emanuel will walk away with mayor’s race.
The billion dollar windfall from the city’s parking meter deal is gone, but two two mayoral candidates are trying to use public outrage over the contract to their advantage.
The politicians running for mayor of Chicago are trying to get to the bank to stash away enough money to stay in the race, let alone finish; some of them even before officially announcing they’re running.
The Chicago Coalition for Mayor tapped Davis as its “consensus” candidate, but not everyone — including potential opponents — is happy with the choice.
- Black Leaders Pick Davis As ‘Consensus Candidate’ CBS Chicago–2010/11/06
- Kirk Will Miss Part Of Senate’s Lame Duck Session 2010/11/05
- Hendon Drops Out Of Chicago Mayor’s Race CBS Chicago–2010/11/05
- Race For Mayor Heating Up CBS Chicago–2010/11/04
- Daley: Election’s Over, It’s Time To Get Along WBBM Newsradio–2010/11/04
- Quinn Defeats Brady In Governor’s Race CBS Chicago–2010/11/04
- Kirk Seeks Quick Transition Into Senate 2010/11/04
- Ex-Elections Chief: Not So Fast On Calling Gov Race CBS Chicago–2010/11/04
- Quinn Still Ahead With All Precincts In CBS Chicago–2010/11/04
- Kirk And Giannoulias Grab A Brew CBS Chicago–2010/11/03
- Wins For GOP Doesn’t Mean State Turning Red 2010/11/03
- Officials Report Close To 52% Voter Turnout 2010/11/03
- Preckwinkle Launches Website With Link For County Jobs CBS Chicago–2010/11/03
- Thousands Of Votes Still Have To Be Counted CBS Chicago–2010/11/03
- Lawmakers Debate Lowering Mandatory School Age From 7 To 6The Illinois Senate has passed a measure that would require parents to send their kids to school before their 7th birthday, in a vote that broke down along party lines.
- Lang Steps Aside As Gambling Expansion Sponsor Over ‘Perceived Conflict’The longtime backer of a push to expand gambling in Illinois has dropped his name from a pending bill over "perceived conflict of interest" with a law firm where he's counsel.
- Four Schools To Be Spared From Closing; Another To Be DelayedHours before a final vote by the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to back off of plans to close four of the 53 elementary schools targeted for closing at the end of the school year, Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz confirmed Wednesday morning.
- Congressman Quigley’s Bill Would Require New Federal Buildings To Be Bird FriendlyChicago Congressman Michael Quigley hopes to prevent millions of bird deaths annually with legislation he's just introduced in Washington, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
- Chicago Tea Party Members Protest IRS ActionsMore than a dozen people gathered outside the Chicago IRS office to protest extra IRS scrutiny of their groups.
- Emanuel Stands Firm On School Closings Plan Ahead Of Board VoteOn the eve of a Board of Education vote, and amid some vociferous opposition from teachers and some parents and students, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was standing by his plan to close more than 50 Chicago public schools.
- Illinois House Committee OKs Fracking Regulation ProposalA proposal that aims to create thousands of jobs in southern Illinois by kick-starting high-volume oil and gas drilling cleared a top committee Tuesday, sending it on to the House floor.
- Quinn: Illinois Gaming Board Should Have Oversight Over Chicago CasinoMayor Emanuel has backed legislation that would establish a Chicago gaming board to oversee a city casino operation. But speaking at a city club luncheon, Governor Quinn said state regulators must have the ultimate power of oversight.
- Teachers’ Union To Wrap Up Three-Day Protest Of School ClosingsCity streets could be full of protesters again on Monday, as the Chicago Teachers Union wraps up a three-day march to voice opposition to plans to close more than 50 public schools.
- Quinn Signs Bill To Toughen Penalties For Social Media Mob AttacksA bill to toughen penalties on those who use social media to organize violent flash mobs has been signed by Gov Pat Quinn.
- Former Glenbard East Student Charged With Planning Violence At SchoolIn November, Michael Santoro allegedly made plans of a violent nature against the school, but the alleged plans remained unknown an acquaintance reported the threat to police two weeks ago, after learning about the plans in February.306
- Woman Robs North Side BankA woman robbed a Lakeview bank Tuesday afternoon on the city’s North Side.262
- Four Schools To Be Spared From Closing; Another To Be DelayedHours before a final vote by the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to back off of plans to close four of the 53 elementary schools targeted for closing at the end of the school year, Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz confirmed Wednesday morning.415
- Boy, 17, Fatally Shot In Back Of The YardsA teenage boy was fatally shot in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday evening, police said.147
- Police: Man Killed In Jump From Gold Coast BuildingA man jumped to his death early Tuesday from the Gold Coast high-rise building where he lived, authorities said.322