Jan Schakowsky

I guess that's an old computer... ? (Photo by Mike Lawn/Fox Photos/Getty Images)

The Illinois Politicians That Want To Take Your Internet Rights Away From You

With net neutrality effectively neutered, Internet service providers (ISPs) starting to do as they please and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) attempting to create new rules for broadband Internet, now is a good time to take stock of those who support an open Internet and those who don’t.

05/13/2014

What a sweet computer, bro! No, this wasn't the best photo we had, I just liked it. (Photo Credit: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Quick And Dirty Guide To Net Neutrality

Net neutrality is a simple concept: it’s the idea that big companies that provide Internet have to treat all websites as equals. What does this mean for you and me?

05/13/2014

Rep. Jan Schakowsky getting arrested at an immigration reform rally. (Credit: Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky's office)

Reps Schakowsky, Gutierrez Arrested At Immigration Rally In Washington

U.S. Reps Jan Schakowsky and Luis Gutierrez were both arrested after blocking a street near the U.S. Capitol as part of a rally for immigration reform.

10/08/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin, Schakowsky Vow To Fight Food Stamp Cuts

A pair of liberal lawmakers are pledging opposition to conservative plans for $40 billion in cuts to the food stamp program over the next ten years.

08/05/2013

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Pelosi Calls For Day Care Assistance For Working Moms During Chicago Visit

Speaking here in Chicago, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was urging women to fight hard for more day care assistance for working mothers, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/29/2013

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Schakowsky Applauds Latest Job Numbers

Skokie Democrat Jan Schakowsky says the lower unemployment figures are welcome as far as they go, which isn’t quite far enough.

05/04/2013

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$1,000 Reward Offered For Info On Shooting Death Of Evanston Man

Cook County Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the person who shot to death a 19-year old Evanston man who was standing outside his grandmother’s house last fall.

04/26/2013

Luis Gutierrez

Illinois Politicians Talk Of Immigration Compromise

Talk of a political compromise on the nation’s immigration policies dominated a rally and workshops on the issue Saturday at Malcolm X College.

02/09/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is on hand Thursday to counter Republican spin at the party's convention in Tampa, Fla. (CBS)

Illinois Dems Stationed Near Republican Convention To Counter Obama-Bashing

Among the high-profile Democrats was U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who made himself available to talk about issues and Illinois’ Republican clout – or lack thereof — at the convention.

08/30/2012

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Schakowsky: Komen Bowed To Political Pressure In Cut To Planned Parenthood

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) is expressing extreme disappointment with the decision by the Susan G. Komen Foundation to stop funding cancer screening provided by Planned Parenthood.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

U.S. Capitol Dome

Dozens File To Run For U.S. House Seats

Dozens of people have filed to run for Illinois’ 18 seats in the U.S. House.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Immigrant Group Sets Up Hotline For Families Facing Deportation

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights has launched a new hotline to help immigrant families who face being split up by deportation.

WBBM Newsradio–09/19/2011

Former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel (R) campaigns for Chicago Mayor (John Gress/Getty Images)

Another Residency Challenge For Emanuel

Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel is being hit with yet another residency challenge.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2010

Political Vandalism

Bricks Thrown Through Windows Of Political Offices On North Side

On the North Side of Chicago during the past two days, bricks have been thrown through the windows of some political and governmental offices. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.

CBS 2–11/09/2010

Chicago skyline turned purple for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month. (credit: John Zich/zrWeddings.com)

Purple Haze In Chicago? It’s Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month

Have you noticed something purple about Chicago’s skyline?

11/08/2010