Mayor Emanuel is vowing to fast for 24 hours to join those in Washington pushing for immigration reform. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on the continuing battle for the hearts and minds of parents.
Reaction came swiftly Thursday from the Illinois political world after the South African government announced the passing of civil-rights icon Nelson Mandela.
Chicago is still smarting from a first-round elimination for the 2016 Games a few years ago. The defeat stunned organizers and city leaders.
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.
Marches and rallies are being held across the country today, to pressure Congress to get back to work and to pass the immigration reform bill that cleared the Senate
Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago
New Beginnings Church on Chicago’s South Side – less than a mile from the shooting scene — was the backdrop for the event.
The Sun-Times reported Thursday that Emanuel told his staff the idea is off the table. One of two firms bidding on the project reportedly dropped out, taking away a competitive element.
Mayor Emanuel’s education team says it’s keeping a promise to bring full-day kindergarten to all Chicago public school children.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says it’s no surprise that Deb Mell is the frontrunner of 12 candidates.
Some South Side families demonstrated against school closings – and helped register a few people to vote – hoping that anger against Mayor Emanuel for closing schools will translate into votes against him.
The Chicago City Council has approved Mayor Emanuel’s plan to reduce the water bills of some charitable groups, but negotiations are still continuing, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
A perceived snub by a North Side school prompted Mayor Emanuel to go to Brooks College Prep Monday on the South Side. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
Dozens of Chicago Public Schools are slated to close come August and today many parents get a chance to sound-off in front of district leaders since news of the closings came last month.
Five aldermen led by the 2nd Ward’s Robert Fioretti point out that the Taste Of Chicago’s attendance has been dropping and lost more than $1 million last year and hasn’t been profitable since 2008.
CBS 2′s Walter Jacobson is all for making Chicago more bike friendly, but he has some concerns about Mayor Emanuel’s plans for Washington Street in the Loop.