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  • Congressman Bill Foster

    July 27, 2014

    This week on 'At Issue' Political Editor Craig Dellimore interviews Congressman Bill Foster about immigration reform, on his efforts to expand background checks on gun purchases and his views on legislation that would give tax-credit to companies that keep jobs in the U.S.
  • At Issue - The Illinois Tollway

    July 20, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore is joined by the head of the state’s Toll Highway system to discuss how the agency is upgrading major roads, opening a new—and long overdue—interchange, and planning to test some cutting edge technology on the roadways.
  • At Issue - Criminal Justice Reform Committee

    July 13, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore interviews State Rep. Michael Zalewski, one of the leaders of a group of lawmakers who are starting to craft reforms of Illinois' justice system.
  • At Issue - Andy Shaw, Pres. CEO, Better Government Association

    July 6, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore interviews BGA leader Andy Shaw as he marks five years at the helm of the government watchdog group. He discusses investigations, legislation, litigation and fighting for reform.
  • At Issue - Congressman Brad Schneider

    June 29, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore chats with Democratic Congressman Brad Schneider about immigration reform, increasing the minimum wage and the difference between Schneider’s voting record in his first term to that of his Republican opponent former Congressman Bob Dold.
  • At Issue - CTBA Fiscal Forum

    June 22, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore plays clips from the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability’s annual fiscal meeting, where the discussion is about how to solve Illinois’ fiscal problem.
  • At Issue - Chicago City Clerk

    June 15, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore chats with Chicago City Clerk Susana Medoza about purchasing city parking stickers, her efforts to ban pet shops from getting animals from puppy mills and her future in government.
  • At Issue - Juvenile Justice

    June 8, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with retired Judge George Timberlake and Illinois Justice Project Director Esther Franco-Payne about the challenges of dealing with juveniles who enter the criminal justice system.
  • At Issue - FBI Chicago

    June 1, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks with Robert Holley, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI Chicago Office about the threat of terrorism in Chicago, street gang violence and local government corruption.
  • At Issue - Bob Dold

    May 25, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore chats with Bob Dold, the Republican candidate running for the 10th Congressional District about the campaign, the Affordable Care Act and immigration reform.
  • At Issue - Illinois State Medical Society

    May 18, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with the President of the Illinois State Medical Society, Dr. William McDade, about the cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome popping up in the United States, the bill that would allow psychologists to prescribe drugs and diversity in the medical profession.
  • At Issue - Chicago City Treasurer

    May 11, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore chats with Chicago City Treasurer Stephanie Neely about pensions, teaching children financial literacy and much more.
  • At Issue - Cook County Hospitals System

    May 4, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle and Dr. John Jay Shannon about the Cook County Health and Hospitals system and its new way of delivering health care.
  • GOP candidate for IL. Treasurer Tom Cross

    April 27, 2014

    This week on ‘At Issue’ WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore chats with the Republican candidate for Illinois Treasurer, Tom Cross, about his plans to make the Treasurer’s office more “aggressive”, his opposition to tax hikes and much more.
  • At Issue - Candidate for Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs

    April 20, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore sits down with Democratic Candidate for Illinois Treasurer, Michael Frerichs, to discuss his decision to run, the state's budget and much more.
  • At Issue - Metra Chairman Martin Oberman

    April 13, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with the new Chairman of the Board of Metra, Martin Oberman, about the challenges Metra has faced and Oberman’s vision for the rail system.
  • At Issue - Electronic Cigarettes

    April 6, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore focuses on electronic cigarettes and whether or not they should be treated like tobacco products. Joining the discussion, Joel Africk, President and CEO of Respiratory Health Association of Greater Chicago and Victoria Vasconcellos, President of Cignot, an Elmhurst-based marketer of e-ci
  • At Issue - Lieutenant Governor Shelia Simon

    March 30, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with Lieutenant Governor and Democratic candidate for State Comptroller, Shelia Simon, about Governor Quinn’s proposed budget and why she should be the next Comptroller.
  • At Issue - Post Primary Reporters' Roundtable

    March 23, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore sits down with Political Analyst Bob Crawford and Associated Press Reporter Kerry Lester to talk about the Governor’s race between Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner, the Senate race between businessman Jim Oberweis and incumbent Dick Durbin and much more!
  • At Issue - School District U46 Superintendent

    March 16, 2014

    This week on “At Issue” WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with the Superintendent of sprawling School District U46, Jose Torres, about education funding, a discrimination lawsuit against the district and new programs.
  • At Issue - Cook County Sheriff's Race

    March 10, 2014

    This week on "At Issue," WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and two of his Democratic opponents, Lieutenant Bill Evans and Sylvester Baker, Jr. about their campaign for Sheriff's office.
  • At Issue - Garry McCarthy

    March 2, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks to Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy about the strategies put in place to fight violence in Chicago and how social media plays a role in modern day crime.
  • At Issue-Jim Oberweis

    February 23, 2014

    This week on "At Issue" WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore talks to Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Oberweis about his primary race, incumbent Democrat Dick Durbin and issues like immigration, healthcare and the economy.
  • At Issue - Affordable Care Act

    February 16, 2014

    WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with the Director of Illinois’ Department of Public Health, Dr. Lamar Hasbrouk, and the State Director of the non-profit ‘Get Covered America’, David Elin, about the Affordable Care Act, where people can go to get information and financial assistance, help signing up for health insurance and much more.
  • At Issue - CTA President Forrest Claypool

    February 9, 2014

    WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore speaks with Forrest Claypool, President of the Chicago Transit Authority, about the challenges of rebuilding the CTA's Blue Line to O'Hare and some success for the new Ventra Fare Card System.
Father Michael Pfleger talks with CBS 2 at an anti-violence event. (CBS)

Pfleger Organizing Gun Turn-In Program For Young Adults

Activist priest Fr. Michael Pfleger has planned another gun buyback program, but his latest effort to get guns off the streets has a twist.

07/31/2014

Cook County government seal (CBS)

BGA Sues Cook County To Release “Clout Logs”

A government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against Cook County, to get access to records about potential patronage in county hiring.

07/03/2014

U.S. Capitol Dome

Schneider: Lack Of Immigration Reform Holding Back Economy

A year after the U.S. Senate approved a comprehensive immigration reform plan, North Shore Congressman Brad Schneider said it’s unfortunate the bill remains stalled in the House.

06/27/2014

Chicago City Sticker (CBS)

Year-Round City Sticker Sales Coming To Clerk’s Office

This is the last June that Chicago motorists will have to wait in long lines outside the City Clerk’s office to get their vehicle stickers.

06/13/2014

FBI Special Agent-In-Charge Robert Holley took command of the Chicago office in late 2013. (Credit: FBI)

FBI Boss: Public Corruption Unit ‘Gonna Be Busy For A While’

Despite so many high-profile arrests and convictions in political corruption cases in Chicago, the head of the local FBI office said there are still plenty of active investigations running.

05/30/2014

Sheila Simon

Simon Non-Committal On Quinn’s Income Tax Plan

Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon, who is running for Illinois State Comptroller, had some praise for Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget plan on Friday, but she stopped short of endorsing his plan to make a 2011 income tax hike permanent.

03/28/2014

Chicago Police Officers (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

McCarthy Admits Slow Learning Curve – At First – On Changing Gang Structure

McCarthy acknowledged it took several months after he took over the Police Department in 2011 to see how splintered street gangs had become.

02/28/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (left) is running against Democratic challenger Tio Hardiman, former director of the anti-violence group CeaseFire, in the 2014 primary election in Illinois. (Credit: Scott Olson/Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Hardiman Confident In Chances Of Beating Quinn In Race For Governor

Despite being a relative unknown, especially outside Chicago, and having only a few hundred dollars in his campaign fund, former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman said he’s serious about trying to beat incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn in the Democratic primary election in March.

WBBM Newsradio–01/17/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Expert: Courts Need Monitor To Oversee Boot Camp Sentences

Reports that Cook County judges have been improperly sentencing violent criminals to a boot camp reserved for non-violent offenders have prompted a criminal justice expert to call for a fix.

11/22/2013

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Durkin Supports Tougher Gun Penalties, But Warns Of Cost

The new leader of Illinois House Republicans said Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push for tougher penalties for gun crimes could be a good thing, but also expensive.

WBBM Newsradio–10/10/2013

File Photo: Grocery store (Photo credit Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

City Hall: Food Deserts Shrunk 20 Percent Since 2011

The City of Chicago is celebrating a milestone in its efforts to reduce so-called “food deserts” in low-income neighborhoods.

WBBM Newsradio–08/16/2013

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis discusses the union's plans to increase political activity, including seeking candidates to support in the race for mayor and alderman in 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Lewis: Emanuel, CPS Can’t Be Trusted On School Closing Promises

As the plan to close more than 50 Chicago Public Schools moves forward, the head of the Chicago Teachers Union said she has numerous examples of what can go wrong, and has gone wrong with previous school closings and consolidations.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2013

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

CPS Boss: Special Needs Students Will Keep Teachers After School Closings

The head of the Chicago Public School system has been trying to reassure parents of students with special needs that they won’t suffer if their current schools are consolidated or closed.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2013

Cover of Isabel Wilkerson's Pulitzer Prize-winning "The Warmth of Other Suns" (Supplied by Chicago Public Library)

Chicago Library’s ‘One Book, One Chicago’ Program To Go Year-Round

The city’s popular “One Book, One Chicago” book club at the Chicago Public Libraries will expand its slate of programs, but will focus on one book a year instead of two.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2013

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Scientists: Severity Of Recent Storms More Proof Of Climate Change

Scientists in the Chicago area said Friday the kind of tumultuous weather we’ve been having is just more evidence of global warming, and a reason to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2013

U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert (R-Ill.)

Biggert: Political Posturing Stalling Compromise To Avoid ‘Fiscal Cliff’

Outgoing suburban Congresswoman Judy Biggert said she’s very concerned that efforts to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff” of mandated tax hikes and program cuts are falling prey to partisan bickering.

WBBM Newsradio–12/07/2012

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

CPS To Ask For Extension On Deadline For School Closing List

The head of the Chicago Public School system said Friday that the District needs more time to decide how many schools might have to close next school year, and to get the public involved in making the decisions.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2012

Prentice Women's Hospital

Fight Over Future Of Prentice Women’s Hospital Still Simmering

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks is expected to soon weigh in on whether to demolish the distinctive concrete cloverleaf building that once housed Prentice Women’s Hospital.

WBBM Newsradio–10/26/2012

Brian Woodworth (clockwise from right), Marcus Lewis and Rev. Anthony Williams are all running against U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (not pictured) in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio)

Jackson’s Opponents Agree: Even If He Weren’t Sick, He’d Need To Go

The three candidates running against ailing Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. agree he would need to be replaced even if he were not being treated for bipolar disorder, but they differ over almost everything else.

WBBM Newsradio–10/19/2012

Robert Grant, special agent-in-charge of the FBI's Chicago office. (FBI)

Grant: Organized Crime Alive And Well In Chicago

Organized crime wears a new face in Chicago — and the retiring special-agent-in-charge of the area’s FBI office says many times, it speaks a foreign language.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2012