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Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Quinn Staying Out Of Debate On Obama Presidential Library Subsidy

Governor Quinn is staying out of the argument over Thursday’s unusual Illinois House Executive Committee vote on state financing for an Obama presidential library.

04/19/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2013. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

House Bill Offers $100M To Lure Obama Presidential Library To Illinois

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has co-sponsored the measure. He said it’s a good idea, even if the state continues to face financial challenges.

04/17/2014

David Ortiz, left, takes a selfie with President Barack Obama. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

View: David Ortiz Takes Selfie With President Obama

Red Sox slugger Ortiz pounced at a rare opportunity.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, the president was joined by 'consumers, small business owners, and pharmacists who have either benefitted from the health care law already or are helping consumers learn about what the law means for them and how they can get covered. 'Despite the new health care law's website problems, Obama urged Americans not to be deterred from registering for Obamacare because of the technological problems that have plagued its rollout. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

March Madness: Trouble Ahead For Barack Obama’s Bracket

President and bracketologist Barack Obama has gone a respectable 14-3 so far in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

03/21/2014

The Wichita State Shockers celebrate after beating the Missouri State Bears 68-45. (credit: Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Keidel: Ides (And Idols) Of March

March Madness is a lifeline in an otherwise barren winter sports calendar, an essential bridge between football and baseball

03/21/2014

Barack Obama takes oath for for a second term as President of the United States. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

CBS Chicago First Tweet: Obama Predicts Two Terms In White House

As it turns out, he was half right.

03/20/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls Less Fiery In Final Debate

The four Republican candidates for Illinois governor made their cases for becoming the party’s nominee Thursday in their final televised primary debate — an evening that lacked the fiery exchanges of their previous meetings but was packed with more personal moments.

03/13/2014

Christian Champaign introducing President Barack Obama. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Student Introduces Obama At Unveiling Of Program To Help Young Minorities

President Barack Obama celebrated a special young man and a special program on Thursday.

02/27/2014

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union. (Credit: (Photo by Larry Downing-Pool/Getty Images)

Immigration Rights Activists Hope For Action From Obama

An immigration right group watched the speech at a church in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood. They gathered at this heart of Chicago church to watch President Obama’s speech with a sharp focus.

01/28/2014

The sun rises over the devastation in Washington, Ill., on Monday.  (Credit: by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

President Phones Home To Check On Illinois Tornado Damage

Gov. Pat Quinn gave President Obama an update on the damage, relief efforts and emergency response.

11/18/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, the president was joined by 'consumers, small business owners, and pharmacists who have either benefitted from the health care law already or are helping consumers learn about what the law means for them and how they can get covered. 'Despite the new health care law's website problems, Obama urged Americans not to be deterred from registering for Obamacare because of the technological problems that have plagued its rollout. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Tour Provides Glimpse Into Obama’s Life In Chicago

The tour focused on Barack Obama the community organizer, working with unemployed steel workers and public housing tenants and it threw in some personal details.

11/10/2013

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Social Security In 1935: How Today’s Health Law Should Evolve

Imagine how social security was first administered. Now imagine how the Affordable Care Act could look in 75 years.

11/08/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, the president was joined by 'consumers, small business owners, and pharmacists who have either benefitted from the health care law already or are helping consumers learn about what the law means for them and how they can get covered. 'Despite the new health care law's website problems, Obama urged Americans not to be deterred from registering for Obamacare because of the technological problems that have plagued its rollout. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Email Urges Illinois To Vote … In Election That Doesn’t Exist

Hey, Illinois, President Barack Obama wants you to get out and vote!

11/04/2013

The 1972 Miami Dolphins meet with President Barack Obama. (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Presidential Snub Makes Some ’72 Dolphins Even More Insufferable

People like Jim Langer, Manny Fernandez, and Bob Kuechenberg need to ask themselves what they’re really accomplishing here. What they feel is noble is in actuality quite petty.

670 The Score–08/21/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Who Is Your Favorite Lefty?

From Oprah to Angelina Jolie, who is everyone’s favorite lefty? You decide!

08/12/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

U.S. Senate Confirms Chicago Billionaire Pritzker As Secretary of Commerce

The Senate has confirmed billionaire business executive Penny Pritzker to be secretary of Commerce, filling a vacancy that has stood since John Bryson resigned last summer.

06/25/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama

Obama Tweets His Congratulations To Blackhawks

When you win the Stanley Cup, people notice.

670 The Score–06/25/2013

Barack Obama (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Calls Collins, Offers Support On Coming Out

A groundbreaking pronouncement from NBA veteran Jason Collins — “I’m gay” — reverberated Monday through Washington, generating accolades from lawmakers on Twitter and a supportive phone call from President Barack Obama.

CBS Chicago–04/30/2013

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President Obama Continues Tourney Tradition, Reveals His NCAA Bracket

In 2012, President Obama’s men’s bracket ranked 2,347,421 out of 6.45 million entries, placing him in the 63.6th percentile.

03/20/2013

President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll

Hadiya Pendleton’s Family Invited To White House Easter Egg Roll

An invite to the White House Easter Egg Roll for the mother and brother of a teen killed in January near the Obama’s home in Chicago.

03/17/2013

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