Governor Pat Quinn

President Barack Obama greets voters before casting  his ballot while participating in early voting on Monday in Chicago. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Voter Teases Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the president had quite an encounter with a couple of voters this morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.

10/20/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes 'wherever they exist', Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with 'partner forces' on the ground in Syria and Iraq. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Making Chicago Visit To Support Quinn

President Obama will be back in Chicago Sunday for the second time this month in an attempt to give a boost to Governor Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign.

10/19/2014

Rauner Quinn

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

Taxes Going Up No Matter Who Gets Elected Governor, Watchdog Group Says

Regardless of who you vote for in the governor’s race, you’re in for higher taxes, according to the head of a good government group, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

10/14/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Vying For African-American Voters

In campaign 2014: you’ve seen the attack ads and verbal sparring on TV, but tonight Governor Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner will meet face to face in a televised debate right On CBS 2 at 6 p.m.

10/14/2014

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

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee Global Forum 2014 May 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. The AJC held the form to discuss topics related to the Jewish communities all around the world. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton Appears Briefly With Gov. Quinn

Hillary Rodham Clinton lent a hand to Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign Wednesday with a fundraiser and a quick, controlled public appearance in a chat over coffee.

10/08/2014

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

President Barack Obama speaks at Northwestern University October 2, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois. Obama spoke about the economy to a group at the Kellogg business school after attending a fundraiser at another location earlier in the day. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Obama Touts Economic Progress In Northwestern Speech, Attends Quinn Fundraiser

President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit the campus of Northwestern in 60 years as he delivered a speech on the economy there Thursday afternoon.

10/02/2014

President Barack Obama shortly after arriving at Gary-Chicago International Airport. (Credit: CBS)

Pres. Obama In Chicago For Quinn Fundraiser, NU Speech

President Barack Obama arrived at the Gary-Chicago International Airport on Air Force One Wednesday evening. The president is spending the night in Chicago and will spend Thursday at a fundraiser for Governor Quinn and a speech at Northwestern University in Evanston.

10/01/2014

Bruce Rauner (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Rauner Calls For Postponing Vote On State Income Tax Until After Election

The election for Illinois Governor is still weeks away, but Republican candidate Bruce Rauner is trying to veto the idea of lawmakers voting to make permanent the 2011 income tax increase before he has a chance to take office.

09/29/2014

Bruce Rauner (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Rauner, Partial Owner Of Pittsburgh Steelers, Sidesteps NFL Domestic Violence Question

The latest scrimmage in the race for governor finds the two major candidates dealing with the issue of domestic violence in the National Football League, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/17/2014

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

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner announces the formation of a committee of Democrats and Independents supporting his campaign. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Rauner: IDOT Jobs Could Have Gone To Veterans

Taking aim at one of Governor Pat Quinn’s key constituencies, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner unveiled a coalition of veterans who support him on Tuesday.

09/02/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Out Campaigning At Labor Day Parades

It’s Labor Day, but the candidates for governor are not taking a holiday break.

09/01/2014

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

Quinn: Agencies Must Follow Hiring Rules

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn deflected blame for state hiring problems Tuesday, saying agencies must follow anti-patronage hiring rules — even when the candidates are those the governor’s office favors.

08/26/2014

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