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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.

05/16/2014

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The MERS Outbreak: Is The Government Doing Enough?

The CDC and WHO claim they are hard at work tracking 100 people that may have come in contact with the deadly MERS virus.

05/16/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

By Far, Illinois Has Least Trust In Government Among All 50 States

By an astonishingly wide margin, Illinois residents trust their government officials to handle their problems far less than any other state.

04/09/2014

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Furloughed In Chicago: For Some, The Uncertainty Is The Worst Part

What happens when the government shuts down and you’re put on furlough? Well, events might unfold like this…

10/04/2013

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Cook County Tax Bills To Offer Unflattering Look At Local Government Finances

Treasurer Maria Pappas has outed the towns, school districts and other taxing bodies with balance sheets that will make you cringe. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/24/2013

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CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Talk Jobs, Economy and Government

Vestiges of the economy also were found in the second question in the CBS Local Presidential Forum on their view of the role of the federal government.

10/09/2012

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Opinion: Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling Lets Big Brother Walk In The Front Door

The Supreme Court’s decision upholding the individual mandate and the Affordable Care Act amounts to rolling out the welcome mat for Big Brother to intrude on the lives of Americans.

07/03/2012

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Opinion: It’s About Questionable Needs Of Those Who Get Government Assistance

Stricter governmental guidelines are needed for a person to receive a government paycheck. These guidelines need to involve stricter limits on what people can do with their free government paycheck. If something isn’t needed for survival, it should not be purchased with the American taxpayer’s dollars.

07/02/2012

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Job Cuts Down In Last Month, Up From Last Year

Ahead of a key government jobs report for February coming up Friday, a Chicago-based research firm says downsizing by employers eased last month.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2012

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Evanston Weighs Abolishing Township Government

A move is afoot in Evanston to do away with the township form of government.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks to supporters during a swearing-in ceremony. (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Hours Into Job, Emanuel Issues New Ethics Rules

Just a few hours into his tenure at Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel issued several new ethics reforms that he says will improve accountability in city government.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel, Preckwinkle Form Panel To Cut Government Waste

A newly formed panel will recommend ways to streamline city and county government, under a plan announced by Mayor elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

A man shovels out his car on a snowy street. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Blizzard Of 2011: Closings And Cancellations

The Blizzard of 2011 is prompting officials to close museums, schools and other institutions and cancel events. Here is a list of cancellations and early closings that have been announced.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011