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

Senate Panel Backs Penny Pritzker’s Cabinet Nomination

Penny Pritzker’s nomination to be the next Commerce Secretary advanced to the full Senate on Monday, following the unanimous approval of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.


Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: President’s Cabinet Male-Heavy

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says the Commander-in-Chief’s Cabinet stands to lose any sense of gender balance in his second term.


City Hall

Emanuel Defends Diversity Of His Top Aides

Mayor Rahm Emanuel deflected criticism on Monday that his cabinet lacks racial diversity.


Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel addresses the press at the Union League Club in Chicago.  (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Putting Together Financial Team To Bring Fiscal Stability

Faced with a worsening budget picture, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is putting a financial team together to make the tough decisions to bring fiscal stability.


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

Emanuel Wants Full Cabinet In Time For Inauguration

Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he wants to have a full cabinet in place by the time he takes office as mayor of Chicago, including a new superintendent for the Chicago Police Department.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2011