ACA supporters and protesters in front of the Supreme Court (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Supreme Court Is Back In DC And Controversy Is Sure To Follow

The Supreme Court justices are back in Washington, D.C., and after the stunt Chief Justice John Roberts pulled three months ago with the Obamacare ruling, I would prefer it was Diana Ross, Florence Ballard, and Mary Wilson coming into town instead.



Illinois Judges Plan To Offer Up Civics Education

If you don’t know the names of the three branches of government, but you do know the names all the judges on “American Idol,” you might not have had enough civics in high school.

WBBM Newsradio–09/13/2012

An Obamacare supporter at the Supreme Court (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Gets Another Big Win From The Supreme Court

President Obama won big this week with the Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and immigration. While Mitt Romney and the Tea Party couldn’t have had a worse week.


Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Governor Seeks Bill Abolishing Controversial Scholarship Program

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan plans to block an attempt by Gov. Pat Quinn to end the controversial legislative scholarship program.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011


Early American History Myths You Probably Believe

These early American history legends may be conventional wisdom, and some are even taught in school, but they definitely are not facts. The following myths originated from poems, stories that changed over time or historical […]


Empty Classroom

‘Moment Of Silence’ Law May Return

An Illinois law requiring a daily moment of silence in public schools may be set to make a comeback after being blocked for two years.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2011

The 2 Teachers

CBS 2 School: Article 1, Section 8, Clause 12

Upon bumping into Colin Powell at a DC social event earlier this year, the CBS 2 Teachers were eager to find out his favorite part of the U.S. Constitution.


The 2 Teachers

CBS 2 School: Dancing With The 12th Amendment

The Constitution came well before the invention of reality TV. But when determining how the President would be selected, the Framers preferred the Survivor method over the American Idol method.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010

The 2 Teachers

CBS 2 School: Madison’s Mulligan

This begins a series of blogs dedicated to our enduring Constitution, beginning with James Madison, often called the father of the document.

CBS Chicago–11/12/2010