CBS 2 Morning News

David Orr

Clerk Orr Urges Cook County Residents To Register To Vote

Tuesday is National Voter Registration Day, and officials in Cook County are joining the effort to get everyone onboard.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2012

Verizon iPhone

City Reveals New And Upgraded 311 App

If you’re a Chicago resident, you can track your city service requests by a simple click of your smartphone touch screen.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

David Vitale

School Board President: ‘We Want Our Kids Back In School’

Chicago School Board President David Vitale says the board has issued more than 20 proposals in an effort to end the teachers’ strike, and he wants to see children back in school by Wednesday.

CBS 2–09/11/2012

Former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas (right), with former mayoral candidate Gery Chico. (Credit/File Photo: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Vallas: ‘We Really Never Came Close To Ever Having A Strike’

Former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Paul Vallas says teachers never came close to a strike during his tenure in the 1990s and early 2000s, but times – and the national debate about education reform – have changed.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2012

Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy: Denying Recognizance Bonds Prevents Gang Retaliation

In the latest effort to curb a murder rate that has propelled Chicago into the national spotlight this summer, police Supt. Garry McCarthy says gang members can no longer expect to be released on recognizance bonds.

CBS 2–08/14/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel, Brizard Tout Longer School Day As Year Begins For Some Schools

A teacher strike is still a possibility next month, but on Monday morning, classes began as scheduled at about a third of the schools in the Chicago Public Schools system.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

David Axelrod

Axelrod: Paul Ryan Is A ‘Hard-Right Ideologue,’ ‘Concerning Pick’

Chief Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday called U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) a “far-right ideologue,” and said his selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate will be a “concerning pick” for voters who do not share his values.

CBS 2–08/13/2012

Steven Koch

New Deputy Mayor To Work On Improving Economy — For Just $1 Per Year

Chicago’s incoming deputy mayor is on a mission to improve the city’s financial situation and draw businesses large and small – for a salary of only $1 per year.

CBS 2–08/06/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard: Many Parents Pleased With Longer School Day

As he prepared to welcome students back to classes on Wednesday, Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard said many parents had told him they were pleased with the longer school day.

CBS 2–08/01/2012

Carly Rae Jepsen, Vince Gerasole

‘Call Me Maybe:’ The CBS 2 Edition

They’re calling “Call Me Maybe” the song of summer 2012, and Carly Rae Jepsen, the 26-year-old Canadian recording artist behind the song, has become an international superstar. She joined Vince Gerasole this morning to talk, and sing, about it.

CBS 2–07/20/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard Remains Confident That Contract Will Be Settled With Teachers

The Chicago Public Schools and their teachers are back to square one in their efforts to agree to a contract and avert a strike, but schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard remains optimistic.

CBS 2–07/19/2012

Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy: There Are ‘Just Way Too Many Guns In This City’

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Thursday that there are “just way too many guns in this city,” and the gun turn-in event that police are sponsoring this weekend can have an effect in reducing violence.

CBS 2–06/21/2012

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

Jean-Claude Brizard, Jesse Sharkey

Both Sides Say They Want Resolution Before Teacher Strike Could Happen

More than 90 percent of teachers in the Chicago Public Schools voted to authorize a strike this week, in a move that the Chicago Teachers Union believes will provide a leg up in negotiations starting next month.

CBS 2–06/12/2012

Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy: City’s Crime Crisis Is ‘Not Going To Be Solved Overnight’

In a weekend marred by a rash of shootings that left at least eight people dead and 40 wounded – as well as three violent mob attacks on innocent people in and around downtown, police Supt. Garry McCarthy emphasizes that the problem of violence in Chicago is “not going to be solved overnight.”

CBS 2–06/11/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard, Karen Lewis

Brizard Says He Wants Raise For Teachers; CTU’s Lewis Says Offers Are Not Enough

Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says he wants teachers to have a raise, and is asking the Chicago Teachers Union to hold off on its strike authorization vote set for this coming Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn: Spending Is Necessary To Create Jobs, Improve Budget

Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday defended his call for “investment” in several new programs in his State of the State Address, even though the state is in a budget crisis.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard: Some Schools Are Too ‘Far Gone’ To Save

Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says the system has no choice but to close some schools because they “are so far gone that you cannot save them.”

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle: Despite Tax Hikes, Cook County Residents Will Save $400M

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Wednesday that even with hikes in some taxes and fees in her 2012 budget plan, county residents are saving $400 million with the rollback of the infamous 2008 sales tax hike.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Jean-Claude Brizard

Brizard: Teachers Care More About Education Than Labor Disputes

Students return to the Chicago Public Schools Tuesday, and chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says he believes teachers will put aside their labor complaints when it comes time to get to the front of the classroom.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

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