Jay Levine

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It Takes Money To Save Money, Rauner Administration Signals

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.

01/23/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson discusses his $1 million donation to his own campaign fund. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Willie Wilson On Past Troubles: ‘My Laundry’s Out There’

Willie Wilson discusses his personal history — warts and all — with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

01/22/2015

Dark Knight

State Film Chief Axed As New Administration Takes Over

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.

01/15/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Lays Out Economic Plan, Achievements

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.

01/14/2015

Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Ready To Make Rundown Governor’s Mansion Home

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports from the outside, from a distance, the mansion actually looks ok.

01/13/2015

Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Governor Rauner Busy On First Full Day In Office

New Governor Bruce Rauner’s first full day on the job was a busy one.

01/13/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Bruce Rauner Sworn In As Governor

Republican Bruce Rauner became the 42nd governor of Illinois and only minutes after being sworn, he enacted a statewide spending freeze.

01/12/2015

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner take a selfie with his family among a Lincoln family display at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, a day before his inauguration as governor. (Credit: CBS)

Celebrations Begin Ahead Of Rauner Inauguration

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.

01/12/2015

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn talks with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn Has No Plans To Retire

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine talks with the veteran politician, who leaves office next week after not winning re-election.

01/09/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Reveals New Details On Son’s Mugging

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.

01/05/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson. (Credit: CBS)

Mayoral Hopeful Wilson To Begin Pouring Money Into TV Commercials

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may no longer have TV to himself to boost his re-election hopes, CBS 2 has learned.

01/02/2015

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Archbishop Attends New Year’s Dinner

The Catholic Charities lunch at Gibsons provided meals to senior citizens, military veterans and youngsters. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/01/2015

Money

Partial Rollback In State Income Tax May Be Mixed Blessing

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine explains why it is only a mixed blessing because the money has to come from somewhere, and the Rauner administration today is warning of “painful decisions” ahead.

12/31/2014

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia discusses crime in Chicago, saying the city's children have been failed by adults. (Credit: CBS)

Mayoral Challengers Question Emanuel’s Crime Record

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports whether or not Chicagoans are, or should feel, safer depends on who or which statistics you believe.

12/29/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel cuts the ribbon at the opening of a new Chicago brewery. (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Gets In One More Ribbon-Cutting Before Leaving The Country

The mayor’s re-election campaign also released polling information that shows the incumbent has an edge. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

12/19/2014

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans (left) will swear in Jerry Stermer (right) as Illinois State Comptroller, succeeding the late Judy Baar Topinka. Stermer has been serving as Gov. Pat Quinn's chief of staff. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Appoints Top Aide Jerry Stermer As Topinka Successor

Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped his budget director, Jerry Stermer, as temporary successor to the late Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller.

12/19/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Emerges To Take Reporters’ Questions

Rahm Emanuel, facing multiple opponents in the next mayoral election, hasn’t had an “availability” with the media for several days, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

12/18/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

State Lawmakers To Propose Merging Offices Of Treasurer, Comptroller

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner could make history when he appoints a new state Comptroller next month. That’s because he or she could be the last state comptroller to serve in Illinois.

12/16/2014

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Takes Campaign Pitch Directly To Voters, Avoids Questions From Media

In the race for mayor Monday, it was the tale of two types of campaigns with two sets of rules: one for Mayor Rahm Emanuel and one for everyone else, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

12/15/2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a press conference announcing Department of Justice plans to sue North Carolina over Voter ID regulations at the Department of Justice on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney General, Chicago Leaders Discuss Racial Tensions

The meeting is part of an effort launched by President Barack Obama after clashes between protesters and police across the nation.

12/12/2014

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