Jay Levine

Francis Cardinal George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Cardinal Reflects On Cancer Battle, Infamous Ex-Priest

Francis Cardinal George talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine and looks ahead to retirement, not really knowing what it will hold.

10/20/2014

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

Mayor Emanuel meets with public health officials, cabinet members and hospital leaders on Ebola preparedness. (Credit: Mayor's Office)

Mayor Gathers Cabinet To Prepare For Ebola

In an effort to be better prepared in the event of an Ebola outbreak in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel gathered his top advisers to discuss the city’s plan of action to fight the deadly virus

10/17/2014

A speed camera system in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Speed Cameras Net City $50M Less Than Expected

Good behavior is bad for the budget. Real bad, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

10/16/2014

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

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Rauner Nabs 2 Endorsements, Quinn Goes On The Attack On TV

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has the latest in the hotly contested race for Illinois governor.

10/10/2014

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis (Credit: CBS)

CTU President Karen Lewis Hospitalized, Union Denies Rumor Of Stroke

Chicago Teachers Union President and potential mayoral contender Karen Lewis has spent the past two nights in the hospital after feeling discomfort and lightheaded. WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports CTU representatives were quick to shoot down rumors Lewis suffered a stroke.

10/07/2014

Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich talks with CBS 2's Jay Levine in Cupich's hometown of Omaha, Neb. (CBS)

New Archbishop Draws Line In Sand Against Church Hardliners

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was there as Blase Cupich, who will be installed in Chicago in November, shared the good news with his hometown.

09/22/2014

Bishop Blase Cupich (Spokane Diocese)

Bishop Blase Cupich Introduced As Successor To Cardinal George

Blase Cupich, 65, is from Omaha, Neb. and was ordained there in 1975, according to the Spokane Diocese website. He was installed as the Bishop of Spokane in September 2010.

09/19/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Rauner Disagrees Quinn Is Rebounding Amid New TV Push

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on what some are calling Gov. Pat Quinn’s comeback.

09/19/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Quinn, Rauner Disagree On How To Raise Minimum Wage In Illinois

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was at a candidates’ forum sponsored by the Metropolitan Planning Council.

08/28/2014

Ald. James Balcer, 11th Ward. (Credit: 11thward.com)

Balcer Denies Stepping Down To Clear Path For Daley Nephew: “I Was Not Forced Out”

Ald. James Balcer (11th) on Tuesday vehemently denied he was being forced out of his seat on the City Council to make way for a third generation of the Daley family, blaming an ongoing struggle with vertigo and post-traumatic stress disorder.

08/26/2014

Capt. Ronald Johnson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who was appointed by the governor to take control of security operations in the city of Ferguson, walks among demonstrators gathered along West Florissant Avenue on August 14, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Watching Unrest In Missouri; Could It Happen Here?

This week’s protests, which escalated to violent confrontations and looting, were triggered by the fatal shooting of an unarmed African-American teenager.

08/15/2014

Bruce Rauner, GOP candidate for Illinois governor, greets voters Thursday in Springfield. (CBS)

Rauner Courts Republican Party Leaders, Voters At State Fair

Businessman Bruce Rauner sought to mend any fences needing mending Thursday as GOP members gathered in Springfield Thursday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was there.

08/14/2014

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

Rauner Tries To Distance Himself From Indicted Executive

A top executive has been charged with fleecing millions of dollars from customers at a firm created by Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner.

08/08/2014

Chicago Teacher's Union Votes To End Strike

Teachers Union President Still Considering Run Against Emanuel

She’s not filed any papers or formed any formal committees. But when pressed, Karen Lewis admits that behind the scenes, there’s plenty going on. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

08/07/2014

Father Michael Pfleger talks with CBS 2 at an anti-violence event. (CBS)

Across Chicago, An Effort To Make Residents Feel Safer

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

07/18/2014

Bruce Rauner (Credit: brucerauner.com)

Republican Rauner Makes His Case Before Black Forum; Quinn A No-Show

The group had been expecting to hear from Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn as well. His spokesman said he never confirmed he’d be there and couldn’t make it. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

07/14/2014

Bruce Rauner (CBS)

Rauner Campaign Turns Up The Heat With Anti-Quinn Ad Blitz

It could have been planned all along, or it could have been in response to gains made by incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn that prompted Bruce Rauner’s toughest attack ad yet. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

07/11/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about teacher contract negotiations in a one-on-one interview with CBS 2's Dana Kozlov at his 5th floor office at City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

Paving Project — Real News, Or ‘Photo Op’ For Mayor Emanuel?

The mayor showed up Thursday to shake the hands of construction crews, accompanied by photographers his people notified in advance.

07/10/2014

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