job creation

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (left) and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (right) [Photo credit: Scott Olson/Mark Wilson/Getty Images]

Emanuel Not Taking Sides In Kirk And Rush Dispute Over Gangs

Congressman Bobby Rush has called U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s idea of mass prosecutions of the 18,000-member Gangster Disciples an “upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”

CBS Chicago–05/30/2013

Tim Tebow and Jay Cutler. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Now Here’s A Real Debate

Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the inaugural Presidential Quarterback Debate, sponsored by Citizens for Better Football.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2012

Unemployment Line

Challenger: Job Market Is In Holding Pattern

The U.S. Department of Labor issues its key monthly jobs report for August Friday morning, but another report today suggests the job market is in something of a holding pattern.

WBBM Newsradio–09/06/2012

City Hall

City Unveils Blueprint For Growing Economy

The City of Chicago has unveiled its first formal blueprint for growing the local economy and the jobs, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel says it could help the City ride out even rough economic times.

WBBM Newsradio–03/01/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn: Spending Is Necessary To Create Jobs, Improve Budget

Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday defended his call for “investment” in several new programs in his State of the State Address, even though the state is in a budget crisis.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Focuses On Jobs In State Of The State Address

Tax credits for companies that hire veterans and investment in early childhood education were among the visions Gov. Pat Quinn laid out in his State of the State Address Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2012

Rep. Joe Walsh

Some Seek Bipartisan Compromise, Rep. Walsh Says ‘Grow Up’

U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh pointedly skipped President Obama’s jobs speech Thursday, and even passed up the chance to watch it on television shortly before hosting a forum on jobs creation in Schaumburg.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

CBS 2 hosted two unemployed residents and an economic analyst Thursday as President Obama made his job-creation proposal. (CBS)

Chicagoans Have Hopes For Obama Job Plan

Two unemployed Chicagoans hope President Obama’s job-creation plan will help restart the U.S. economy and help their prospects. CBS 2’s Mike Parker was with them as the president laid out his proposal to Congress.


U.S. Capitol Dome

Illinois GOP: Congress Is Doing Its Part To Combat Unemployment

Some Americans are concerned there’s a lot of heated rhetoric going back and forth in Washington, but it’s not generating enough results. Illinois lawmakers say that’s not true – they’re getting results.

WBBM Newsradio–08/22/2011

Mayor Emanuel At Chicago Chamber Of Commerce

Emanuel Touts Job Creation Efforts To Chamber Of Commerce

Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted his plans for job creation in an address to the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

N.J. Governor Calls Quinn ‘A Disaster’

A war of words between Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has heated up, as Christie called Quinn “a disaster” and Quinn’s office criticized New Jersey’s dismal record of creating jobs.

CBS Chicago–03/04/2011

Pat Quinn (Left, Frank Polich/Getty Images), Scott Walker (AP Photo)

It’s Quinn vs. Wis. Governor-Elect In Cross-Border Business Poaching

A war of words is heating up between Wisconsin Gov.-elect Scott Walker and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn over job creation.