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Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and challengerr Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (right) are running first and second in the latest polls in the five-man race for mayor. (Credit: CBS)

Garcia, Emanuel Square Off In TV Attack Ads

With the election less than two weeks away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his closest challenger are now fighting it out on the airwaves.


Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Do All These Mudslinging Political Ads Really Work?

“Do these negative ads really work?”


Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Ditka Appears In Rauner Ad During Bears Game

Da Coach has weighed in on Da Campaign for Illinois governor.


U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (left) and his son Joe Walsh Jr. (right) discuss a campaign ad run by the Republican congressman's Democratic opponent, Tammy Duckworth, accusing him of being a deadbeat dad for failing to pay child support. Walsh has said a lawsuit filed against him for delinquent child support payments was dismissed after he and his wife resolved the matter. Walsh and his ex-wife issued a statement in April that he is not and never was a “deadbeat dad.”

Walsh’s Son Defends Father, Asks Duckworth To Pull ‘Deadbeat Joe’ Ad

Republican Congressman Joe Walsh’s son on Tuesday pleaded with his father’s Democratic challenger, Tammy Duckworth, to pull campaign ads accusing his father of being a deadbeat dad, calling the ads “hurtful” and “untrue.”

CBS Chicago–10/23/2012

Joe Faso Ad

Judge: Free Speech Protects Chicago Heights Campaign Ads

A Cook County judge has decided that free speech rights protect political ads suggesting a mayoral candidate in Chicago Heights will allow drugs to be sold from City Hall.

CBS Chicago–03/31/2011

Richard M. Daley (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Daley: Election’s Over, It’s Time To Get Along

CHICAGO (WBBM) — Responding to the negative tone of the midterm elections, Mayor Daley said attack ads serve no purpose in American politics. “America needs doers, not naysayers,” Daley says. And, as Newsradio 780’s Mike […]

WBBM Newsradio–11/04/2010

Gov. Pat Quinn (left), state Sen. Bill Brady (credit: AP Photos)

Is Quinn’s Campaign Ad ‘America’s Nastiest’?

Chicago has been given a new unofficial title: home of “America’s Nastiest Political Ad.” That’s the charge from the Guardian, England’s most liberal newspaper.

CBS 2–10/19/2010

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride

State Bar Condemns Ads Attacking Supreme Court Justice

The Illinois State Bar Association is condemning an advertising campaign that a pro-business group is running against Illinois Supreme Court Justice Thomas Kilbride.