Gabrielle Giffords

State Of The Union Address

State Of The Union Address

President Barack Obama implored Democratic and Republican lawmakers to rally behind his vision of economic revival for an anxious nation.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2011

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Davis, Kirk Make Show Of Unity After Arizona Shooting

A week after a shooting rampage in Arizona left six people dead and 13 wounded including Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, two prominent Illinois politicians were making a public show of solidarity.

CBS Chicago–01/15/2011

Photo Of Cong. Bobby Rush. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rush: I Haven’t Decided Whether To Move Office

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has a Congressional office in the most violent police beat in the city, but he emphasizes that has not decided whether to move his office in the wake of the shootings in Tucson.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

Photo Of Cong. Bobby Rush. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rush Might Move District Office After Colleague’s Shooting

In the wake of the attempted assassination of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Chicago Congressman Bobby Rush said Tuesday that he’s considering moving out of his office on 79th Street, fearful of the violence on his block.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Illinois)

Rep. Jackson: Congressmen Need Better Security

After the shooting in Tucson, Ariz., U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) says members of Congress should be given more money for security.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

Merri Dee (CBS)

Giffords Shooting Resonates With Crime Survivor Merri Dee

Retired media personality Merri Dee says she thought of her family after she was shot and left for dead 30 years ago. She thinks Rep. Gabrielle Giffords can also come back from her serious injury.


This undated photo released by the Pima County Sheriff's Office shows shooting suspect Jared Loughner. (AP Photo/Pima County Sheriff's Dept. via The Arizona Republic)

Arizona Suspect’s Motive Grips Nation, Smiles In Picture

The nation got its first look on Monday at the 22-year-old loner accused of trying to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. Jared Loughner, head shaved, a cut above the right temple and his hands cuffed, scanned a packed courtroom and sat down.


Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley: Gun Laws Needed After Arizona Rampage

Mayor Richard M. Daley said Monday that the nation needs tougher gun laws to prevent another incident similar to the Arizona shooting rampage.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2011

Christina Green (CBS)

Youngest Arizona Victim Had Chicago Connection

The youngest victim of the Arizona shooting spree had ties to Chicago and the Cubs.

CBS Chicago–01/10/2011

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Tone Down Violent Political Language

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says it’s time to tone down violent political language, in the wake of the Arizona shooting spree that critically wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.)

CBS Chicago–01/10/2011