Movie About The Obamas' First Date Opens, But How Accurate Is The Flick?It's called "Southside with You," and is based on the pivotal experience between America's first couple. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
Chicago Teachers Union Urging Teachers to Consider Striking If No Contract By OctoberA Chicago Teachers Union bulletin posted Wednesday warns “a possible strike deadline looms,” urging teachers to consider going on strike if no contract "by October."
Sen. Mark Kirk Not Backing Down On Obama-Iran Payment CommentsU.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-8th), Kirk’s opponent, said his comments about the president were beyond pale.
Dems Praise Gov. Rauner For Signing Measures Aimed At Reducing Prison PopulationSo, how does going easier on crime help fight it? CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
Potential Dem Candidates For Governor: Sen. Dick Durbin, Chicago Treasurer Kurt SummersWho will take on Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner in 2018? CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports from Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fair.
Comptroller Pushing For Law Halting Elected Officials' Pay Until Balanced Budget PassesIllinois State Comptroller Leslie Munger wants a law mandating elected officials not get paid unless a balanced budget has been passed.
Rauner Launching Private Foundation to Fix Illinois State FairgroundsIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching a private foundation to collect corporate donations for fairgrounds improvements.
Local Republicans Distance Themselves From Trump's Clinton CommentsThe Secret Service is reportedly speaking with representatives of Donald Trump’s campaign, following the GOP presidential candidate’s comments that some say were a veiled call for violence against Hillary Clinton.
Chicagoan Is Economic Policy Adviser To Donald TrumpCBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley sat down Stephen Calk, a self-made banker and former Army pilot.
Paul O'Neal's Family Says Video Shows Police 'Execution'“We just came from watching Chicago police officers execute Paul O’Neal,” attorney Michael Oppenheimer said.
History, Aesthetics Give Jackson Park The Edge For Obama LibraryCivic leaders hailed the decision to build President Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum in historic Jackson Park as a boon for tourism, economic development, and community pride on the South Side.
Chicago Residents Feel The Pain As Property Tax Hikes Kick InMayor Emanuel says he's helped right the city's financial ship. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley talks with the people who are paying the bill.