Gov. Pat Quinn

The Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield, Ill. (Credit: Illinois.gov)

Madigan To Appeal Pension Law Ruling To Supreme Court “Shortly”

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan said she expects the state’s highest court could take up the state’s landmark pension overhaul plan by the end of January, now that a lower court judge has ruled it unconstitutional.

11/24/2014

A Lyft car sits at a stoplight. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and SideCar become more popular, the taxi industry is pushing for tougher regulation of their new competition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Lawmaker Outlines Ideas For New Ridesharing Rules

A Democratic state lawmaker says background checks for drivers and wheelchair accessibility for passengers are among the provisions he wants included in new legislation calling for regulations of the ridesharing industry.

11/20/2014

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich leaves the alter following his Installation Mass of at Holy Name Cathedral on November 18, 2014 in Chicago. Cupich was named in September by Pope Francis to succeed the retiring Cardinal Francis George. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

Cupich Invites Catholics To Escape Their Comfort Zone

Archbishop Cupich made those in the congregation laugh hard several times, in which he said, “Seriously folks. I don’t do walking on water. I can barely swim.” But he had a serious message for Chicago-area Catholics: get out of your comfort zone, and be daring and bold when doing God’s work.

11/19/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Minimum Wage Hike Supporters Seek Action During Veto Session

With state lawmakers set to return to Springfield for three days of veto session later this week, and then again in early December, advocates for a higher minimum wage were urging the legislature to act on a measure to increase the minimum wage in Illinois to $10 an hour.

11/18/2014

Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Former Mayor Jane Byrne Dies

Former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first and only woman to serve as mayor of Chicago, has died. Byrne’s daughter has told family friends her mother died at 10 a.m. at her Chicago home.

11/14/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Meets With Madigan And Cullerton

Republican Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has met with top Democratic legislative leaders House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton. The trio met for roughly two hours Thursday at the private Chicago Club.

11/13/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Still Not Giving Details On Economic Plans

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner remained mum Wednesday when it came to specifics for his short-term economic plans for Illinois, ahead of a meeting with the state’s top lawmakers.

11/07/2014

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)

With Election Day Here, Candidates Make One Last Push For Votes

It all comes down to this. With just hours left to win the support of voters, the two leading candidates for governor were making their final pitches to win votes Tuesday morning, greeting potential voters face-to-face.

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)

Quinn, Rauner Head Into Home Stretch On Eve Of Election Day

With polls showing a tight race, the two major candidates for governor of Illinois launched a whirlwind day of campaigning on Monday to fire up their voters on the eve of Election Day.

11/03/2014

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 Seek To Shore Up Support Among Key Voters

With five days until the election, both Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner were playing to groups they hope will be their strength at the polls.

10/30/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn Uses Same Three-Word Refrain — Again — In Final Campaign Push

What is it? CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

10/29/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel votes early in the 2014 General Election, at 69 W. Washington St. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Mayor Votes Early, Pushes Minimum Wage Hike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel cast his ballot in the race for governor on Wednesday, to make a point about early voting, and what’s at stake in next week’s elections.

10/29/2014

Shipping orders go by on a conveyor belt at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Amazon To Open First Illinois Facility, Hire 1,000

The company made the announcement about the $75 million project on Tuesday. The jobs figure would be reached by 2017.

10/28/2014

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

Bruce Rauner and Rev. Corey Brooks discuss death threats Brooks allegedly received the day before someone broke into his church in Woodlawn. Brooks has endorsed Rauner in the race for governor, against Gov. Pat Quinn. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner, Brooks Stand Together After Church Burglary, Threats

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner came to the defense of one of his most prominent black supporters on Sunday; after Pastor Corey Brooks’ church was vandalized, and his life allegedly was threatened.

10/27/2014

Court Generic

Federal Judge Orders Hiring Monitor For IDOT

Magistrate Judge Sidney Schenkier told attorneys Wednesday that the monitor would help compliance of a decades-old political hiring ban.

10/22/2014

Bill Clinton

Former President Clinton Stumps For Quinn, Durbin

Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.

10/21/2014

President Barack Obama hugs Gov. Pat Quinn during a rally at Chicago State University on Sunday . Obama attended the event to encourage Democrats in Illinois to vote early and cast ballots for Quinn against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Fires Up Democrats, Urges Early Voting For Quinn

President Barack Obama was in Chicago on Monday, with a focus on rallying fellow Democrats to cast their ballots in the race for governor.

10/20/2014

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

Former Quinn Aide Denies NRI Program Launched To Influence Election

Democrats and Republicans on a state panel looking into the governor’s scandal-plagued 2010 anti-violence program were accusing each other of playing politics on Thursday as former Quinn administration aides testified in Chicago.

10/09/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Rauner Blames Governor For DCFS Deaths; Quinn Campaign Calls Ad ‘Despicable’

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner on Tuesday blamed Gov. Pat Quinn for the deaths of children whose families have had contact with the Department of Children and Family Services, an attack the Quinn campaign called a “despicable” smear attempt.

10/07/2014

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