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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

Photo Of Cook County Clerk David Orr (County Clerk Photo)

Orr: Voter ID Laws Could Have Major Effect On Election Day

Cook County Clerk David Orr fears the push for voter ID laws across the country is going to have a pronounced effect on Election Day.

WBBM Newsradio–09/21/2012

Tammy Duckworth. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Duckworth Assures Business Community She’s On Their Side

Suburban Congressional candidate Tammy Duckworth is assure the business community that she is ready to respond to their needs.

WBBM Newsradio–09/14/2012

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

Bill Foster

Former Rep., Candidate Foster: Moderates Have A Hard Time In Congress

A former Democratic Congressman running to get his old job back is critical of the way he says bipartisan cooperation is falling out of favor on Capitol Hill.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2012

Brad Schneider

Congressional Candidate Schneider Has Mixed Feelings About SuperPACs

The Democrat trying to unseat U.S. Rep. Robert Dold (R-Ill.) says he has mixed feelings about the role SuperPACs may play in the race.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2012

Donald Manzullo, Adam Kinzinger

Manzullo Calls For End To SuperPACs

U.S. Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.) is calling for an end to SuperPACs, the powerful political groups that pump large amounts of money into campaigns across the country.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

A surveillance camera at a CTA train station. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Boss: Surveillance Cameras Could Help Deter Mob Attacks

The head of the Chicago Transit Authority said he hopes surveillance cameras aboard CTA trains and at CTA stations will act as a deterrent to more mob attacks like the ones that occurred this past weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard Working On 5-Year-Plan To Improve Lagging Schools

The head of the Chicago Public Schools says one of his top priorities, besides working out a new contract with the Chicago Teachers Union, is closing the achievement gap among a number of schools.

06/10/2012

Prison fence

Suburban Prosecutors: Wrongful Convictions Far Less Likely Today

Suburban prosecutors say they are satisfied that it is now a lot more difficult for someone to be wrongfully convicted of a crime than it was years ago.

CBS Chicago–05/25/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his first year in office and the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Says Spirit Of People In Trouble Neighborhoods Has Moved Him Most

On the one year anniversary of becoming Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel was talking Wednesday about what has surprised him about the job over the past 12 months.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

Raja Krishnamoorthi, Tammy Duckworth

Duckworth, Krishnamoorthi Spar Over Plans

The Democrats vying to face off against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) are airing their differences ahead of Tuesday’s Primary, even as they agree on many issues.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy: Police Don’t Want To Block Wireless Signals During Summits

Supt. Garry McCarthy says there is no need to worry about police trying to block social media used by demonstrators expected during the upcoming NATO/G8 summits in May.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

The Aqua hotel and condo tower was designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang. (Credit: Aqua Condo Chicago)

Aqua Architect Jeanne Gang Sets Sights On Suburbs

Just as Jeanne Gang changed high-rise facades with the wavy blue Aqua tower balconies downtown, she’d also like to change the face of suburbs – and decided to start with Cicero.

WBBM Newsradio–02/10/2012

Inmates Clean Animal Shelter

Animal Control Director: Facility Has Improved Dramatically

The city’s Director of Animal Care and Control says onetime problems at the sprawling facility at 27th Street and Western Avenue are well under control these days.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2011

Jean Claude Brizard (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Brizard: ‘Lousy’ Principals Must Be Replaced

The head of the Chicago Public Schools says officials will replace a substantial number of principals, in an effort to help address the problem of poor performance in the most impoverished areas of the city.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Chicago Public Schools

CPS To Phase In P.E. At High Schools Again; Recess To Return For Grade Schools

As part of its plans for a longer school day at the Chicago Public Schools, physical education classes will be phased back in for all high school juniors and seniors.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2011

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