Cross, who faces a Republican opponent in the March primary, had considered seeking the state’s attorney general post, but the former prosecutor changed course after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan decided to seek re-election.
As discussions swirl about who will run for governor next year, one big question is: should Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan choose to challenge Gov. Pat Quinn, will her father, House Speaker Mike Madigan, step down to avoid a possible conflict of interest?
The complaint, filed by Romeoville Trustee Ken Griffin – an ally of the current mayor, John Noak – accuses McMichael’s campaign of violating a number of rules, including missing deadlines and failing to identify who paid for campaign mailings.
There were more jobs out there, but also more people looking for them. And both candidates tried to use that fact to their advantage, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been off the campaign trail and absent from Congress since he was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder in June. This weekend he spoke to his constituents.
Alex Okrent, 29, had worked with Obama’s organization since 2004.
Cook County Commissioner William Beavers lashed out at U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, saying the prosecutor has caused the suicides of three people through “Gestapo-type tactics.”
Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is set to formally announce she will run against Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. in the Democratic primary in the 2nd District next year.
There’s a battle brewing over public education in Gary, Indiana.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will join Carol Moseley Braun as she holds a fundraiser to pay off her campaign debt on Thursday night.
President Barack Obama headed back to Washington today, after a big night on the town to kick off his reelection campaign.
Social worker James Cappleman will succeed 24-year veteran Ald. Helen Shiller to represent the Uptown neighborhood’s 46th Ward in the City council.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel succeeded in the mayoral race by connecting with people across the city, and raising money far in excess of any of his opponents, explains CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
The race for mayor is down to the home stretch, with polls set to open in less than 24 hours. CBS 2′s Susanna Song reports.
Chicago mayoral candidate and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has appeared at a church on the city’s South Side.
Former President Bill Clinton will campaign in support of former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s bid for Chicago mayor.
Chicago for Rahm Emanuel has released its first TV spot online Sunday.
Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica says he plans to file a civil rights lawsuit against the village of McCook.
Chicago’s Better Government Association has nothing against letting voters recall a governor, but the executive director says the proposal now on the ballot is dangerous and problematic.
The races for governor and the U.S. Senate are going down to the wire Monday, as candidates from both sides make the most of their last day to campaign.