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.


Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Hits The Ground Running As Chicago’s Top Cop

With another mob attack Tuesday night in the Gold Coast, and several more over the weekend, new Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has his hands full. He sat down with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

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Confirm State Police Director Who Was Never Cop?

Not everybody likes the idea of a state police director who’s never been a cop, and there is still no official action on the man who remains “acting director.”

CBS Chicago–02/11/2011