Jay Levine

Presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. (Credit: CBS)

Valerie Jarrett On Ferguson, Obama’s Handling Of Hecklers

We heard what President Obama said Tuesday here in Chicago, but what does he really think? CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine spoke with someone who does.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes a public appearance Nov. 24 as challengers filed to replace him. (CBS)

Nine Candidates File To Challenge Mayor Emanuel

Seven more challengers got in before Monday’s 5 p.m. filing deadline. They joined two others who filed when Emanuel did last week, when the period opened.

11/24/2014

City Hall

Monday, Chicagoans Will Know Who’s Really Running For Mayor

The clock is ticking for Chicago mayoral hopefuls still planning to run in the February primary. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/21/2014

Chicago's new archbishop, Blase Cupich, left, attends a breakfast hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Emanuel Officially Welcomes New Archbishop

The hottest ticket in town Thursday was an invitation to Mayor Emanuel’s reception for Chicago’s new archbishop. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/20/2014

Archbishop Blase Cupich accepts the crozier of former Cardinal Francis Mundelein at Holy Name Cathedral. (Photo by Antonio Perez-Pool/Getty Images)

Blase Cupich Spends First Full Day As Archbishop Of Chicago

The Archbishop Blase Cupich welcome tour rolls on as he spent his first full day in his position as head of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

11/19/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

With Symbolic Knocking, Chicago’s Next Archbishop Arrives At Holy Name Cathedral

Blase Cupich walked up to the front door of Chicago’s Holy Name Cathedral for the Rite of Reception Monday and was welcomed inside by outgoing Cardinal Francis George.

11/17/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Cupich Knocking On The Door As Next Cardinal In Chicago

Blase Cupich becomes only the ninth Archbishop of Chicago. He said his predecessors have been “wonderful people for many generations.”

11/17/2014

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

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Next Archbishop Arrives For Installation

Blase Cupich will be installed as the successor to Cardinal Francis George on Tuesday. He most recently served as bishop of Spokane, Washington.

11/13/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Archbishop Cupich Prepares For Installation Mass

Chicago’s next Archbishop, Blase Cupich, arrives in Chicago Thursday, with his installation now less than a week away.

11/12/2014

Archbishop-Designate Blase Cupich. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Catholic Leaders Get To Know Future Chicago Archbishop

-One week from today, Chicago will have a new archbishop: Blase Cupich. This week, both the current and future archbishops of Chicago are attending the fall Bishops Conference meeting in Baltimore.

11/11/2014

Cardinal Francis George (Credit: CBS)

U.S. Bishops Recognize Cardinal George As End Of His Tenure Nears

Church peers give Francis Cardinal George a standing ovation. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was there.

11/10/2014

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)

Republican Rauner Taps Dems Bill Daley, Glenn Poshard For Transition Team

The governor-elect’s team also includes former Republican Gov. Jim Edgar, Republican Congressman Aaron Schock, Caterpillar Inc. CEO Doug Oberhelman and the Rev. James Meeks, one of the African American ministers from Chicago who had supported his campaign.

11/06/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn concedes to Bruce Rauner on Wednesday. (CBS)

Quinn Concedes To Rauner

Gov. Pat Quinn will concede the governor’s race to Bruce Rauner today, a highly placed source tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

11/05/2014

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)

Candidates For Illinois Governor Focus On Jobs

Democrat Pat Quinn was in Chicago, while Republican Bruce Rauner was in the suburbs on Friday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

10/31/2014

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 Spar Over Credit For Digital Design Center

The two candidates for governor sparred over a new digital design center in Chicago as Gov. Quinn presided over the ground-breaking for a project on Thursday, which ruce Rauner said was his idea.

10/30/2014

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

Incoming Archbishop Ready For Controversial Issues

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was the first reporter to travel to Spokane, Wash. to talk with the future archbishop of Chicago, Blase Cupich, to see just where he stands.

10/29/2014

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

Gov. Pat Quinn marched in a Labor Day parade in Naperville. (CBS)

Quinn Touts New Jobs, But Illinois Lags Behind 2 Neighboring States

Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday made his case that he is a job creator, but CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine puts the governor’s numbers to the test.

10/28/2014

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

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