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Police respond to a shooting that left several people injured Thursday at 79th and Langley. (CBS)

Three Shot — One Fatally — On South Side, Near Congressional Office

The men were standing outside in the 7900 block of South Langley about 3:10 p.m. Thursday when a maroon Ford Astro van pulled up. Two men got out out and started firing.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes a public appearance Nov. 24 as challengers filed to replace him. (CBS)

Emanuel Gets Daley, Rush Endorsements; Wilson Votes Early

On endorsement comes from former mayor Richard Daley, who had lunch with Rahm Emanuel last week. Another comes from a Chicago congressman. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


I guess that's an old computer... ? (Photo by Mike Lawn/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The Illinois Politicians That Want To Take Your Internet Rights Away From You

With net neutrality effectively neutered, Internet service providers (ISPs) starting to do as they please and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) attempting to create new rules for broadband Internet, now is a good time to take stock of those who support an open Internet and those who don’t.


What a sweet computer, bro! No, this wasn't the best photo we had, I just liked it. (Photo Credit: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Quick And Dirty Guide To Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is a simple concept: it’s the idea that big companies that provide Internet have to treat all websites as equals. What does this mean for you and me?


Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL).  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Congressman Rush: I’m Cooperating With Ethics Probe

At Chicago State University, Bobby Rush addressed the media about an investigation that has the Office of Congressional Ethics tracking money surrounding the congressman. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Pastors Urge Kirk To Support Slave Reparations Bill

Senator Mark Kirk ruffled a lot of feathers with his recent plan to round up 18,000 gang members but a group of South Side pastors say they have a way for him to redeem himself: Help pass legislation to give African Americans reparation.


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, left, and Congressman Bobby Rush talk to reporters Thursday after touring Chicago's distressed Englewood neighborhood. (CBS)

Disagreements Linger After Kirk, Rush Tour Englewood

While Kirk and Rush appeared unified in their support of the South Side area, they disagreed over the fundamental way to turn things around there.


Congressman Bobby Rush, medical professionals, activists and family and friends of people who've died after being rushed to a far away trauma center. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

Rep. Rush, Activists Call For More Trauma Centers On South Side

Trauma center deserts and the need for more trauma center services on the city’s South Side were the focus of a news conference outside Jackson Park Hospital this morning.


Cartons of mail ready to be sorted sit on a shelf at the U.S. Post Office sort center. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rally Held In Federal Plaza To Save Saturday Mail Delivery

Postal workers are calling on Congress to improve service, not cut it.


Anthony Kyser is restrained and choked after an alleged shoplifting attempt in May 2012. (

Video Of Shoplifting Suspect’s Death Prompts Call For New Investigation

The chilling security video shows the last minutes of Anthony Kyser’s life. Chicago Congressman Bobby Rush is calling for a special prosecutor to investigate. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


Rep. Bobby Rush

Rush: Reach Out To Children To End The ‘Culture Of Violence’ In Chicago

In the wake of a headline-grabbing rash of violence in Chicago, U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) says people need to invest time with children and provide guidance to combat a perpetual “culture of violence.”

CBS 2–06/15/2012

The Wabash Building is Roosevelt University's vertical campus at 425 S. Wabash. (Mike Krauser/ CBS)

Roosevelt University Opens New 32-Story Vertical Campus

Roosevelt University is celebrating the opening of its new 32-story, 123-million-dollar vertical campus Saturday with a ribbon-cutting and open house.


Photo Of Cong. Bobby Rush. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel, Quinn, Durbin: Rush Is Right To Take Issue With Diversity On Metra Project

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) says he has been told there are virtually no minority firms being considered in a massive Metra construction project in the Englewood neighborhood, and he’s prepared to shut Metra down.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2012

U.S. Democrat congressman Bobby Rush. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Muller: Comparing NCAA To Mafia Is Ridiculous

When I hear the name Mark Emmert mentioned, I don’t think Al Capone, John Gotti, or Carlo Gambino. But Illinois congressman Bobby Bush does.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL).  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Congressman Rush Compares NCAA To Mafia

A Democratic congressman is comparing the NCAA to the Mafia over how it controls the lives of student athletes.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Photo Of Cong. Bobby Rush. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rush: I Haven’t Decided Whether To Move Office

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has a Congressional office in the most violent police beat in the city, but he emphasizes that has not decided whether to move his office in the wake of the shootings in Tucson.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

Photo Of Cong. Bobby Rush. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rush Might Move District Office After Colleague’s Shooting

In the wake of the attempted assassination of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Chicago Congressman Bobby Rush said Tuesday that he’s considering moving out of his office on 79th Street, fearful of the violence on his block.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

Photo Of Cong. Bobby Rush. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Bank Sues Cong. Rush, Claims Unpaid Property Tax

A bank claiming U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush failed to pay property taxes filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the South Side Congressman and his wife.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2010