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Chicago Teacher's Union Votes To End Strike

Teachers Union President Still Considering Run Against Emanuel

She’s not filed any papers or formed any formal committees. But when pressed, Karen Lewis admits that behind the scenes, there’s plenty going on. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

08/07/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Illinois Primary 2014: Rauner Wins GOP Governor Nomination, Will Face Gov. Quinn

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn clinched the Democratic nomination for 2014 election, defeating community activist Tio Hardiman.

03/18/2014

Kirk Dillard campaigning with former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Dillard Campaigning With Former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar

State Senator Kirk Dillard was chief of staff for Jim Edgar when Edgar was governor of Illinois in the ’90s.

03/16/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Pours Record Money Into Gubernatorial Campaign

It’s been an advertising blitz almost from the get-go, but now, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner seems to be on the air more than ever.

03/04/2014

GOP gubernatorial candidates at a debate in Springfield. (Credit: CBS)

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Hold Debate In Springfield

Republican gubernatorial candidates took turns attacking-front runner Bruce Rauner in Springfield Tuesday night, in the second of five scheduled full field GOP debates.

02/18/2014

Former Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields (Credit: CBS)

Former FOP Boss Can’t Get On Ballot For Next Union Election

Ousted Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shields has been thwarted in his attempt to stop the union election for the same reason he cost his members their automatic right to a retroactive pay raise: He was late.

02/12/2014

Will Guzzardi (Photo Credit: Christopher Dilts)

State Rep. Candidate Turns To Reddit For Q&A, Claims State Rep. Toni Berrios ‘Simply Hasn’t Been On Our Side’

Will Guzzardi, a Democrat running for Illinois State Representative, turned to the popular website Reddit on Thursday to have a direct discussion with voters.

01/30/2014

Al Sanchez

Opponents Seek To Toss Ex-Con Sanchez Tossed From County Board Race

A hearing examiner heard two hours of arguments Wednesday from attorneys who argued whether former Chicago Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Al Sanchez should be allowed to run for Cook County Board commissioner.

01/09/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, the president was joined by 'consumers, small business owners, and pharmacists who have either benefitted from the health care law already or are helping consumers learn about what the law means for them and how they can get covered. 'Despite the new health care law's website problems, Obama urged Americans not to be deterred from registering for Obamacare because of the technological problems that have plagued its rollout. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Email Urges Illinois To Vote … In Election That Doesn’t Exist

Hey, Illinois, President Barack Obama wants you to get out and vote!

11/04/2013

Dan Rutherford

Rutherford Names Attorney As Lieutenant Gov. Pick

The Republican field for the 2014 Illinois governor’s race began to crystalize Monday as candidate Dan Rutherford, the Illinois treasurer, announced a Chicago attorney as his lieutenant governor pick.

09/02/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn marched in a Labor Day parade in Naperville. (CBS)

On Labor Day, Candidates For Governor Kick Campaigns Into Gear

Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer and an opportunity for candidates for Illinois governor to get their campaigns in gear.

09/02/2013

Former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman talks to reporters outside the Maywood courthouse, after his wife dropped domestic violence charges against him. The charges led to his ouster from CeaseFire. (Credit: CBS)

Former CeaseFire Director Announces Run For Governor

A Chicago anti-violence activist throws his hat in the ring for Illinois Governor, reports WBBM’s Brandis Friedman.

08/17/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Gov. Quinn Denies Strain With Lisa Madigan

Governor Quinn and Lisa Madigan were together today at an event in Melrose Park, but the two had little to say to or about each other, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

07/15/2013

Kirk Dillard

Republican Kirk Dillard Announces Run For Governor

Another Republican candidate has launched his campaign for Governor of Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/15/2013

File Photo of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Chip Somodevilla/ Getty Images)

Lisa Madigan Still Undecided On Run For Governor

Illinois’ Attorney General says she hasn’t made her mind up yet about running for the job now held by Pat Quinn, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/11/2013

Ballots

DeLeshe Wins Final Stickney Village Trustee Seat On Coin Flip

Cook County Clerk David Orr flipped the coin at his downtown Chicago office, to decide the race between Lea Torres and David DeLeshe, who’d tied for third place with 573 votes in the Stickney village trustee race.

WBBM Newsradio–05/01/2013

A woman holds a flag outside the Venezuelan Consulate in Chicago. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Hundreds Of Chicagoans Voting In Venezuela Presidential Election

The Venezuelan consulate is in the Civic Opera building, and the sidewalk below has been filled with demonstrators like Michelle Faraco, who voted against the man Hugo Chavez wanted as his successor – and for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.

04/14/2013

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Orr: One Vote Really Does Matter In Many Local Elections

If you think your one vote doesn’t matter, just take a look at some of this week’s election results.

WBBM Newsradio–04/11/2013

Matt Bogusz and his fiancée, Kate, on Election Day in Des Plaines. Bogusz, 26, was elected mayor, the youngest ever in Des Plaines. (Credit: Facebook)

Bogusz Wins Election To Become Youngest Mayor Of Des Plaines

Voters in northwest suburban Des Plaines have elected 26-year-old Matt Gogusz as their next mayor, the youngest person ever to serve in their city’s highest elected position.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

Wendy Casey. (Credit: CBS)

Mother, Son Square Off In South Suburban Mayoral Election

There are not a lot of big names getting voters excited but the race for mayor in south suburban Dixmoor has an interesting twist worth noting.

04/09/2013

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