At Issue

U.S. Rep Luis Gutierrez (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Gutierrez: Obama Won Respect With Change In Deportation Policy

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) says President Barack Obama bolstered his bid for re-election, by his latest moves on Immigration reform.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Wants To Fast-Track Construction Projects

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city is teaming up with the University of Chicago to spur development in Hyde Park and other parts of the South Side.


Hospital Bed Generic

Medical Society: Plan Now For Possible Medical Crisis

The Illinois State Medical Society is urging healthy people—and others—to start planning now for what happens if you get seriously ill, or die.

WBBM Newsradio–08/19/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about the uptick in police-involved shootings. (CBS)

McCarthy: Police Ready To Enforce New Curfew Law

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says his department is more than ready to enforce the city’s expanded curfew law, despite a manpower shortage.

WBBM Newsradio–07/29/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard ‘Applauds’ Emanuel School Decision For Kids

The new head of the Chicago Public School system is commenting today on Mayor Emanuel’s decision to send his children to a private school instead of the public school system for which Emanuel is responsible.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

Cars are buried in snow on Lake Shore Drive after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: "Rock"/User Photo)

City Will Pull Buses From Lakefront During Blizzard

The CTA and the city of Chicago are taking steps to make sure that if another blizzard socks the city, buses won’t be stranded on Lake Shore Drive.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Photo Of The U.S. Flag. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

Professor Not Surprised Americans Don’t Know Much History

Recent studies have shown that many Americans don’t know very much about American History. One DePaul University professor says she’s not surprised.

WBBM Newsradio–07/01/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard Says He Won’t Accept Bonus For Improved Test Scores

Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says that if he is offered a salary bonus for raising students’ test scores, he won’t accept it.

WBBM Newsradio–06/10/2011

Mayor Daley shows a scrapbook from his recent trip to China. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Daley Pleased As Education Reform Bill Goes To Gov’s Desk

Mayor Richard M. Daley says he is pleased with passage of sweeping education legislation sent to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk for signature.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011

Toni Preckwinkle chairs her first Cook County Board meeting

Preckwinkle: County Can’t Afford Oak Forest Hospital

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is taking a strong stand urging state regulators to reverse a decision on planned changes at Oak Forest Hospital.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011

Laurence Msall

Civic Federation President: City Is Near Insolvency

The head of the government watchdog group the Civic Federation says the Chicago City Council is going to have to show some strength if Chicago is to truly bring its budget under control.

WBBM Newsradio–04/22/2011

Empty Classroom

Group: Public School Funding Methods Violate Civil Rights

The head of the Chicago Urban League says the group is pressing forward with its lawsuit against the state of Illinois over the way public schools are funded across the state.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2011

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

2 Candidates Vie For Highland Park Mayor

North suburban Highland Park is among several communities that will choose a new mayor in the April 5 elections.

WBBM Newsradio–03/18/2011

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Heated Contest For City Clerk Candidates

The contest may not have the same high profile as the mayoral race, but the rhetoric is heating up in the campaign for who will replace Chicago City Clerk Miguel Del Valle.

WBBM Newsradio–02/18/2011

Mark Kirk

Kirk: Bankruptcy Should Be Option For States

Freshman U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says bankruptcy should be considered as an option for some states – such as Illinois – looking to get out from under crushing debt.

WBBM Newsradio–01/21/2011

Civil Unions

ACLU Expects Few Problems For Civil Unions

The head of the Illinois American Civil Liberties Union says she expects few problems as Counties prepare to issue certificates for couples seeking civil unions.

WBBM Newsradio–01/14/2011

Mayoral candidate Patricia Watkins. (Credit: Patricia  For Chicago)

Mayoral Hopeful Watkins: Corruption Costs City $500 Million A Year

Lesser-known mayoral candidate Patricia Watkins says ending corruption in city government would go a long way toward helping Chicago close its budget gap.


Salvation Army Bell

Charitable Donations Up, But Not Enough

Sonations to charitable organizations are up slightly. But other factors may mean a worsening situation for those in need.

WBBM Newsradio–12/24/2010

Photo Of Toni Preckwinkle. ( Photo)

Preckwinkle: Some County Cuts To Go Deeper Than Others

‘At Issue’ guest Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says some of the county departments under her control may not face budget cuts as deep as the 21 percent she is demanding from other elected officials.

WBBM Newsradio–12/10/2010

Carol Moseley Braun sat down for an in-depth interview with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Braun Seeks To Take Pulse Of Small Businesses

Mayoral Candidate Carol Moseley Braun is spending much of this major shopping day visiting with retail merchants in various parts of the city.

WBBM Newsradio–11/26/2010