2012 Presidential Campaign

President Barack Obama (R) shakes hands with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (L) as he arrives at Chicago O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinios, August 3, 2011. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Emanuel To Hit Campaign Trail For Obama

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is hitting the campaign trail for his friend and former boss, President Barack Obama.


Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois GOP Star Aaron Schock Focused On 2012, But Could Be A Force In 2014

Two of the Republican Party’s biggest stars were shining in Tampa on Wednesday, at the second full day of festivities for the Republican National convention.

CBS 2–08/29/2012

Illinois Republican delegates line up to board a bus to the Republican National Convention on Aug. 28, 2012. The bus from their hotel to the convention showed up an hour late. (Credit: CBS)

Rough Start For Illinois Delegation At GOP Convention

For Illinois GOP delegates, getting to the Republican National Convention in Tampa was a pain on Tuesday, but once inside, the delegation’s chairman had a little fun.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Republican presidential candidate Barack Obama (R) have both drawn criticism for negative comments during the 2012 presidential campaign, which seems to be growing increasingly nasty. (Credit: CBS)

Presidential Race Turning Increasingly Ugly, But Will It Matter?

Racial undertones, nasty accusations – in just the past few days, the 2012 presidential campaign has taken what appears to be a caustic turn. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes a look at what was said and what it means.

CBS 2–08/15/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Time For Candidates To Talk About Gun Violence

Excuse me, you two princes of politics, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. I’m sorry to bother you, but there is something in America more important than you being elected, and we need to hear from you about it.

CBS 2–07/24/2012

Surrounded by members of his family, Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum announces he will be suspending his campaign during a press conference at the Gettysburg Hotel on April 10, 2012 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Santorum's three-year-old daughter, Bella, became ill over the Easter holiday and poll numbers showed he was losing to Mitt Romney in his home state of Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Santorum Drops Out; Romney Campaign Credits Illinois With Helping Seal The Deal

Rick Santorum dropped out of the Republican race for president on Tuesday, clearing the way for a showdown between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney in November. The head of Romney’s campaign in Illinois credited this state as having a big influence in Santorum’s decision to end his bid for the GOP nomination.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2012

Dick Durbin

Durbin: Obama Would Do Well Running Against Gingrich

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin suggested Monday that President Barack Obama would do well were Republican candidate Newt Gingrich to continue his strong South Carolina showing and end up with the GOP nomination.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

President Obama appears at a Democratic fundraiser at Chicago's Navy Pier on Thursday night. (AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Takes In $2 Million At Fundraisers

President Barack Obama headed back to Washington today, after a big night on the town to kick off his reelection campaign.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2011

President Obama appears at a Democratic fundraiser at Chicago's Navy Pier on Thursday night. (AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Arrives In Chicago For 3 Fundraising Events

President Obama hopes to translate hometown support into campaign contributions Thursday at three evening fund-raising events.