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Two Weeks After Election, State Treasurer’s Race Could Be Decided By Fewer Than 400 Votes

The contest between Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs has tightened as officials count mail-in and provisional ballots. Cross holds a slight edge.

11/17/2014

A former committee woman says election judges were told to vote Republican. (Credit: CBS)

Former Republican Committeemen Claim Election Judges Coerced Into Voting GOP

A former Republican committee woman tells 2 Investigator Pam Zekman that she was removed for objecting to the tactic.

11/05/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Wants Feds To Investigate Robocalls Made To Election Judge

Robocalls made to election judges created confusion with voters waiting in long lines from two in the afternoon, until three in the morning to cast their vote.

11/05/2014

Ironically, when I searched for millennials, this photo of Occupy Wall Street protesters popped up. Unlike some, I bet they actually vote! (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Age 18 To 24 Suck At Voting

By now, the lack of turnout by young voters has come to be expected. But, just for the heck of it, I looked at the numbers, and can prove just how dismal voter turnout is for 18-to 24-year-olds. Prepare to be sad.

11/05/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Expects Major Changes With Republican Control Of Senate

Senator Mark Kirk says some major changes are now coming with the Republican legislative sweep in the fields of oil, health and immigration, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/05/2014

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

Voting Glitch Proves Costly For Chicago Woman

A voting glitch proved costly for a Chicago woman who followed her grandparents’ instructions never to miss an election, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

11/04/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner, Quinn Campaign At Chicago Churches

Illinois’ governor candidates have spent much of the day campaigning at Chicago churches ahead of Election Day.

11/02/2014

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

Rauner Signals To Women Voters: I’m Not Scary-Conservative

With the Nov. 4 election fast approaching, the Republican candidate for Illinois governor tried to distance himself from hot-button social issues, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

10/28/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Defends Ebola Quarantine Policy, Rauner Calls For Travel Ban

Governor Pat Quinn is standing by his administration’s policy of ordering mandatory quarantines for those returning to Illinois after being exposed to Ebola patients in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/27/2014

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

Quinn, Rauner Squabble Over Illinois’ Economy

Governor Quinn was using a tech-savvy North Side company to make the case that he is bringing thousands of jobs to Illinois, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/27/2014

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

Group Promises To Give Voters “Just The Facts” On The Candidates

For any voters bewildered by all the attack ads and rhetoric in the race for Governor—or any other major contests—there’s a website that wants to help you sort through noise.

10/24/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Some Questions Remain Unanswered After Gubernatorial Debate

Tuesday night’s gubernatorial debate on CBS-2 answered some questions but also raised some new ones.

10/15/2014

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

Families Of Assault Weapons Victims Endorse Gov. Quinn

The families of violence victims lost to people shooting assault weapons joined the Brady Campaign and the Gun Violence Prevention Pac today, endorsing Governor Pat Quinn for re-election.

10/15/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

African-American Groups Collaborate To Host Gubernatorial Debate

Crews are busy getting the DuSable Museum Auditorium ready for Tuesday’s debate, which will be televised on CBS 2 at 6 p.m. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker introduces us to the two groups behind the debate.

10/13/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Trade Accusations On Taxes

Amid the festivities of Chicago’s Columbus Day Parade, the major party candidates for governor were discovering the usual ways to lob accusations at each other, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/13/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Libertarian Candidate Dismisses Rauner’s Claim That A Vote For Him Is A Waste

The Libertarian Party candidate for Governor is rejecting Republican Bruce Rauner’s statement that a vote for him is wasted.

10/13/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Rauner, Quinn Gear Up Ahead Of CBS 2 Debate

With three weeks to Election Day and just two days until the gubernatorial debate on CBS 2, both candidates for the state’s highest office are thinking about how to score points in their last face-to-face meeting.

10/12/2014

Actor Martin Sheen campaigning with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Actor Martin Sheen Stumps For Governor Quinn, Calls For Raising Minimum Wage

Governor Quinn brought out some star-power support for his re-election campaign: Martin Sheen, who played a president on TV for seven years.

10/05/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

CBS 2 To Air Pat Quinn-Bruce Rauner Debate On October 14

CBS 2 has partnered with the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council to host and televise a gubernatorial debate in October.

09/30/2014

Bruce Rauner. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Rauner Steps Up Attacks As Poll Numbers Fall

Behind in the latest poll, Republican candidate for Governor Bruce Rauner is stepping up his attacks on what he calls the corruption of incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn.

09/15/2014

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