Delivering his first budget address since winning office last fall, Gov. Bruce Rauner said his plan would end “the irresponsible and reckless practices of the past.” He said lawmakers must be willing to make politically unpopular decisions to close a more than $6 billion budget hole next year.
County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia says another teachers strike is likely next fall if Emanuel is re-elected.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports while the mayor is sprinting for the magic number of 50 plus one needed to avoid a runoff election, one of his challengers appears to be separating himself from the others.
On endorsement comes from former mayor Richard Daley, who had lunch with Rahm Emanuel last week. Another comes from a Chicago congressman. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Willie Wilson found himself the focus of Chicago’s mayoral race Thursday, for the wrong reason. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine spoke with those charged with keeping us safe.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has a behind-the-scenes look at the war on terrorism, Chicago-style.
Cardinal Francis George, who has battled kidney cancer, was out Friday to accept an award from the Knights of Columbus.
Primary opponent Willie Wilson, an African American, said minorities have not benefited from the mayor’s tenure. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
The candidates for mayor squared off in the first of five debates on Tuesday, when they met with the Chicago Tribune editorial board.
The new governor created a whole new level of government, purportedly to save money. And then, after demanding a 20 percent cut in higher education budgets, he gave his blessing to an expensive new vocational training program.
Willie Wilson discusses his personal history — warts and all — with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
Betsy Steinberg, an appointee of former Gov. Pat Quinn, leaves her post Friday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with her about her seven-year tenure.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in a major campaign speech, talked about what he’s already done and what he plans to do if re-elected.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports from the outside, from a distance, the mansion actually looks ok.
New Governor Bruce Rauner’s first full day on the job was a busy one.
Republican Bruce Rauner became the 42nd governor of Illinois and only minutes after being sworn, he enacted a statewide spending freeze.
Rauner’s inauguration ceremony was scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield. He was set to take the oath of office along with Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Secretary of State Jesse White, Treasurer Mike Frerichs, and Comptroller Leslie Munger.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with the veteran politician, who leaves office next week after not winning re-election.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in his first public comments since his son was mugged outside their Northwest Side home, reveals there may have been a witness to the crime, someone who heard, rather than saw, the 17 year-old being attacked.