Jay Levine

Chicago Police Officer Generic Image

Police Working Longer Hours Over July 4th Holiday Weekend

Police are preparing for a busy holiday weekend, and they will be working longer hours to prevent violence and ensure a safe celebration.

07/03/2015

Francis Cardinal George. (Credit: CBS)

Archbishop Cupich Pays Tribute To Late Cardinal George During Rome Trip

Amid the ceremonies at the Vatican for Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich he paused to remember his predecessor.

06/30/2015

A map showing stops on Pope Francis' trip to the U.S. (Credit: CBS)

New Details Released On Pope Francis’ U.S. Trip

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich is wrapping up his visit to the Vatican as Pope Francis prepares for two big trips, including one to the United States.

06/30/2015

Archbishop Blase Cupich smiles after receiving his pallium, a lambswool vestment symbolizing his position, from Pope Francis at the Vatican. (Credit: CBS)

Archbishop Celebrates Mass In Vatican, Receives Pallium From Pope

Archbishop Blase Cupich received a special honor Monday morning, as Pope Francis bestowed him with a pallium, a special lambswool vestment symbolizing his position as leader of a major archdiocese.

06/29/2015

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

Archbishop In Rome For Lower-Profile Papal Event

It’s called the blessing of the pallium — a thin, lambswool shawl — given to archbishops of major metropolitan diocese. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

06/26/2015

Empty Classroom

Talks Break Down For New Chicago Teachers Contract

The major disagreement is over non-economic issues, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

06/25/2015

Police respond to a shooting that left several people injured Thursday at 79th and Langley. (CBS)

One Year After Anti-Violence Summit, The Shootings Continue

Promises made and promises still to be kept.

06/19/2015

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Sen. Kirk Issues Apology Amid Lingering Controversy About ‘Ho’ Remark

Last week, Kirk, who is seeking re-election in 2016, called fellow Republican senator and presidential candidate Lindsey Graham, a bachelor, a “bro with no ho.”

06/15/2015

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Hastert

Dennis Hastert Hires High-Powered Attorney For Arraignment Tuesday

Former House Speaker and Suburban Congressman Dennis Hastert’s disappearing act is coming to an end.

06/08/2015

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Hastert

Hastert Arraignment Delayed Until Next Week

A federal judge has delayed former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s arraignment on charges he agreed to pay $3.5 million in apparent hush money to a longtime acquaintance, and lied to federal investigators who questioned Hastert’s suspicious bank withdrawals.

06/02/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner (CBS)

Gov. Rauner To Democrats: ‘No More Kicking The Can’

The Republican governor digs says he won’t consider new tax revenues until members of the other party pass his “Turnaround” agenda in Springfield. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

06/01/2015

Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Hastert

Dennis Hastert To Friends: I Am A Victim, Too

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports, Hastert was neither been seen or heard from publicly on Friday, but he has told close friends that he was sorry people had to go though this ordeal.

05/29/2015

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Republicans Fire Back On Madigan’s Budget Proposal

In Springfield today, accusations of a nonsensical political theater and a path to a phony budget as Republicans fired back at powerful House Speaker Mike Madigan, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

05/26/2015

A portion of Chicago's new riverwalk opens this weekend. (CBS)

New Stretch Of Riverwalk Project Opens This Weekend

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine offers a preview.

05/22/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gov. Rauner Rattles Saber In Op-Ed Piece; Can State Budget Deadline Be Met?

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on Gov. Bruce Rauner going on the offensive.

05/21/2015

Damage inside the Illinois Governor's Mansion. (Credit: CBS)

Fundraising Effort Aims To Repair Rundown Governor’s Mansion

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports they are trying to raise as much $9 million or more.

05/20/2015

Chicago police officers Maribel Rosario, George Whiting and Raul Torres. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police Trying To Build Trust With Community Amid Rising Tension

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has the straight scoop from police brass, and street cops alike on how they’re trying to change their image. how’re they doing.

05/19/2015

James R. Thompson Center

State Exploring Potential Sale Of Thompson Center

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the Rauner administration is moving full speed ahead to see if it really makes sense to sell the James R. Thompson Center and move more than 2,000 state employees elsewhere.

05/13/2015

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the ongoing negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program on April 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. In exchange for Iran's agreement to curb their country's nuclear proliferation, the United States would lift some of the crippling sanctions imposed. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Library Announcement Set, But Rahm Not Celebrating Until It’s Official

The long-awaited formal announcement of a decision made months ago is now less than a day away. It’s been known for nearly two weeks that the Barack Obama Presidential Library will be built in Chicago on the South Side, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t claiming victory until it’s official.

05/11/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to the Chicago City Council about his agenda for addressing the state's budget woes, and helping the city with its own financial problems. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Pitches Controversial Agenda To “Lions’ Den” At Chicago City Hall

Minutes before Bruce Rauner became the first sitting governor in memory to address the Chicago City Council, aldermen unanimously passed a resolution rejecting his call to create so-called “right-to-work zones,” which would allow workers to choose if they want to join unions, or pay dues in jobs organized by labor unions.

05/06/2015

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