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(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Make Final Push For Nomination

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine spent time with three of the four GOP hopefuls.

03/17/2014

Jim Oberweis, a U.S. Senate candidate, talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Oberweis Was In Florida For Wife’s Birthday Instead Of Campaigning For Senate

His GOP opponent wants to know why Jim Oberweis went AWOL just days before the primary. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

03/14/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Two Years After Stroke, Sen. Kirk Making Strides

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine visits with Mark Kirk in Washington and asks: How’s it going?

03/03/2014

President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

President To Recognize Chicago Program For At-Risk Youth

The Youth Guidance Becoming a Man, or BAM, program first hit CBS 2’s radar screen when a University of Chicago Crime Lab study showed a 44 percent reduction in violent-crime arrests among its participants. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/26/2014

Dan Rutherford

Rutherford Stands Firm, Won’t Release Harassment Report

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says the independent report — costing taxpayers $18,000 — is likely missing a key element.

02/21/2014

Ed Michalowski talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Rutherford Accuser Defends Lawsuit Timing, Says There’s ‘No Grace Period’ For Misconduct

Ed Michalowski tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine why he chose to come forward with allegations against state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, rocking the Republican race for governor.

02/14/2014

Mayor Emanuel talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine about snow removal and its impact on the budget. (CBS)

Chicago Has Nearly Exhausted Reserves For Snow Removal This Winter

The city budgeted $20 million for snow cleanup but has already spent $25 million. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/13/2014

Several vehicles were involved in an accident on Interstate 94 in Michigan City. (Credit: Amy Koza)

Blame Game Begins, As Investigators Probe Cause Of I-94 Wreck

Among the questions: Why did a one- or two-truck crash escalate into a major pileup of 46 vehicles? Were people driving too fast for conditions? Were conditions simply too bad to drive at all? CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/24/2014

A Canadian National freight train idles on Wisconsin Central railroad tracks near Rosemont, Illinois. (File photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Emanuel, Other Mayors Support Safety Fee On Hazardous Rail Shipments

Rahm Emanuel often brags about Chicago being a major rail hub. But at the same time, he’s talking about increasing the railroads’ cost of passing through Chicago. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/23/2014

Holy Name Cathedral (CBS)

Attorneys Promise Bombshells In Release Of Church Sex-Abuse Documents

Six thousand pages of investigative reports will be made public as part of an agreement between victims’ attorneys and the Chicago Archdiocese. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/20/2014

Metra crews work on clearing switches amid subzero temperatures in January. (CBS)

Metra Rail Partner: Service Meltdown Won’t Happen Again

Both the Union Pacific and Metra stressed that Friday’s meeting was meant to explain — not justify — what happened earlier this month. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/17/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left); U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon (CBS)

U.S. Attorney, Mayor Signal More Cooperation In Fighting Street Violence

For the first time in a while, both parties appear to be on the same page, if you take them at their word, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/09/2014

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, center, addresses the media Monday; Mayor Emanuel is on the right. (CBS)

CPS Boss Defends Reversal On Cold-Related School Closings, Downplays Union Backlash

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine asks city officials why they back-tracked on earlier plans to keep schools open during this week’s subzero temperatures.

01/06/2014

The sign for Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood. (CBS)

Bronzeville, Ravenswood Neighborhoods, Several Others, Missing From New Chicago Map

More than a dozen distinct residential areas no longer exist and have been absorbed by other neighborhoods, according to a new map posted on the city of Chicago’s website. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine asks: What’s going on?

12/20/2013

A CTA train. (CBS)

Labor Official Blamed As CTA Gets Ready To Lay Off Ex-Offenders

With tempers flaring and voices raised, the battle over 65 so-called “second chance” jobs for ex-offenders was intensified Thursday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

12/12/2013

A person dressed as the Grinch delivers a bag of coal to City Hall Monday -- a slam on the Emanuel administration. (CBS)

Teachers Union Delivers Lumps Of Coal As Mayor Touts Computer Curriculum

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on the continuing battle for the hearts and minds of parents.

12/09/2013

One of Chicago's pay-parking stations. (CBS)

Officials Drastically Reduce Number Of Free-Parking Placards For Disabled Drivers

Another financial windfall is in store for the parking meter company that’s already fleeced city taxpayers twice. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/29/2013

Fans evacuate the stadium due to weather during a game between the Chicago Bears and the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field on November 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. A fast-moving storm system that produced at least one tornado in Illinois has produced high winds and possible flash flooding. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Soldier Field Chief Would Do Some Things Differently With Stadium Evacuation

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with the man who made the decision.

11/18/2013

Mayor Emanuel travels to Mexico City. (CBS 2 Graphic)

Emanuel Signs Trade Agreement With Mexico City

Chicago and Mexico City have been sister cities since 1991. Mayor Emanuel’s office says more than 1.5 million people of Mexican descent live in Chicago.

11/14/2013

(STEPHANIE PILICK/AFP/GettyImages)

Emanuel Renews High-Tech Push

The mayor will hit the road in search of the best and the brightest — as well as money to help get them started. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/04/2013

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