Kim Jong Il

North Korea

Analyst: Kim Jong Un’s Background Is Hopeful Sign For North Korea

An observer and analyst of the North Korean political landscape suggests there are a couple of hopeful signs as the isolated nation gets its newest “dear leader.”

WBBM Newsradio–12/23/2011

Dick Durbin

Durbin Hopes Death Of Kim Jong Il Brings Opportunties

Senior Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is hoping the death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il is an opportunity for a new relationship with that nation.

WBBM Newsradio–12/21/2011

Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan. (TIM ZIELENBACH/AFP/Getty Images)

Is North Korea’s Heir A Bulls Fan?

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il died over the weekend and it’s possible the country’s heir apparent is a Bulls fan.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011

Chicago Koreans

Chicago Koreans Express Relief, Hope After Kim Jong Il’s Death

The news of dictator Kim Jong Il’s death is rocking Chicago’s Korean community, where many people are expressing relief.

CBS 2–12/19/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk: U.S. Must Stand Behind South Korea After Kim Jong Il’s Death

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he wants the U.S. to stand strong in the face of a new North Korean leader.

CBS Chicago–12/19/2011