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Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn Uses Same Three-Word Refrain — Again — In Final Campaign Push

What is it? CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

10/29/2014

Ald. Bob Fioretti announces on his website he is running for mayor of Chicago. (bobfioretti.com/YouTube)

It’s Official: Ald. Fioretti To Challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The civil-rights attorney was first elected in 2007 and fought a highly publicized battle with cancer.

09/13/2014

(Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Forget About Ray Rice, The NFL Just Doesn’t Care About Women

Dear NFL, you need to prove that you think women actually have a worth.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner, left, appears with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (CBS)

Christie Funnels $2.5 Million Into Rauner Campaign For Governor

At a campaign stop at Portillo’s restaurant, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ordered a jumbo chili cheese dog and a large vanilla shake.

07/25/2014

Bruce Rauner (CBS)

Rauner Campaign Turns Up The Heat With Anti-Quinn Ad Blitz

It could have been planned all along, or it could have been in response to gains made by incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn that prompted Bruce Rauner’s toughest attack ad yet. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

07/11/2014

Jim Oberweis, a U.S. Senate candidate, talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Oberweis Was In Florida For Wife’s Birthday Instead Of Campaigning For Senate

His GOP opponent wants to know why Jim Oberweis went AWOL just days before the primary. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

03/14/2014

Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross (Credit: CBS)

House GOP Leader Cross Announces Run For State Treasurer

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.

09/18/2013

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

If Lisa Madigan Runs For Governor, Will Her Dad Step Down As House Speaker?

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?

CBS 2–01/24/2013

Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Steve McMichael (Credit: CBS)

Running For Romeoville Mayor, Steve McMichael Hit With Campaign Complaint

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.

01/08/2013

President Obama; Mitt Romney, GOP challenger. (Brendan Hoffman, Justin Sullivan, respectively/Getty Images)

Presidential Candidates Latch Onto Latest Job Numbers

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.

11/02/2012

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Speaks To Residents, In Automated Phone Call

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.

10/20/2012

Alex Okrent, 29, died after collapsing at President Obama's Chicago campaign headquarters. (family handout)

Obama Campaign Staffer Dies After Collapsing In Chicago Office

Alex Okrent, 29, had worked with Obama’s organization since 2004.

07/13/2012

Cook County Commissioner William Beavers arrives at court for his arraignment on federal tax charges on March 2, 2012. (CBS)

Beavers Pleads Not Guilty, Calls U.S. Attorney ‘Worse Than J. Edgar Hoover’

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.”

03/02/2012

Debbie Halvorson

Halvorson To Run Against Jesse Jackson Jr.

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.

CBS 2–10/05/2011

A billboard in Gary, Indiana promoting Gary public schools.  (Credit: CBS)

Gary Public Schools Campaigning To Get Kids Back

There’s a battle brewing over public education in Gary, Indiana.

CBS 2–06/14/2011

Rahm Emanuel (left); Carol Moseley Braun (CBS)

Emanuel Attends Fund-Raiser To Help Retire Rival’s Debt

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will join Carol Moseley Braun as she holds a fundraiser to pay off her campaign debt on Thursday night.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2011

President Obama appears at a Democratic fundraiser at Chicago's Navy Pier on Thursday night. (AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Takes In $2 Million At Fundraisers

President Barack Obama headed back to Washington today, after a big night on the town to kick off his reelection campaign.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2011

Molly Phelan, James Cappleman

Cappleman To Replace Shiller In Uptown’s 46th

Social worker James Cappleman will succeed 24-year veteran Ald. Helen Shiller to represent the Uptown neighborhood’s 46th Ward in the City council.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

Jay Levine

Keys To Rahm Emanuel’s Decisive Victory

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.

CBS 2–02/23/2011

Candidates Last Day

Mayoral Candidates Make Final Push For Votes

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.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

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