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Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger: We Can Stop The Violence From Escalating This Summer

“It’s up to us what happens tonight, tomorrow and up to next weekend,” the St. Sabina priest told a crowd Monday.

04/21/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2013. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

House Bill Offers $100M To Lure Obama Presidential Library To Illinois

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has co-sponsored the measure. He said it’s a good idea, even if the state continues to face financial challenges.

04/17/2014

Read the poem in full in the about section of the video's YouTube page.

Youth Poetry Team Obliterates Mayor ‘Wreck-It Rahm’ In Viral YouTube Video

Mayor Emanuel’s loudest opponent isn’t a local politician or the Chicago Teacher Union’s Karen Lewis. That honor goes to the teens in the slam poetry group TEAM Englewood, whose latest poem verbally eviscerates the Mayor.

03/14/2014

Rats

Alderman Proposes New Approach To Rat Control

Ald. Bob Fioretti predicts an explosion in Chicago’s rat population this spring. He’s pushing a new a new strategy. CBS 2′s Chris Martinez reports.

03/13/2014

City of Chicago pothole "strike teams" like this will focus on patching the city's main streets on Mondays and Fridays, following an especially brutal winter that has left many city streets a crater-filled mess. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

City Pothole Crews To Focus On Main Streets On Mondays, Fridays

Mayor Emanuel says city pothole-patching crews are going to be deployed in a new way to get more potholes filled and faster.

03/10/2014

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, from left; David Axelrod; New York Mayor Bill de Blasio; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, pose for a Twitter picture Thursday night at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics. (Steve Edwards/Twitter)

Emanuel, Mayoral Colleagues: Washington Ignores Big Cities

Bill de Blasio of New York, Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Kasim Reed of Atlanta spoke Thursday at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

03/06/2014

This slush-filled canyon on North Menard stranded motorists Friday. (CBS)

City Hall Following Trail Of Potholes, Cracks To Road Contractors

Amid a massive crop of potholes, City Hall has launched an audit and plans to enforce the one-year guarantee on asphalt. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman reports.

03/06/2014

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

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

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses proposed gun control measures he's introduced to the City Council. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Travels To China To Promote Chicago

City officials say a memorandum of understanding to be signed in China will establish Chicago “as a gateway for Chinese investment.”

12/22/2013

A police officer talks with a motorist Sunday about an attack in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. (CBS)

Police Canvass Neighborhood Where Girl Was Attacked

The crime outraged Mayor Emanuel and his police superintendent, Garry McCarthy, who vowed the department will solve the crime.

12/22/2013

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

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy addresses a crowd Thursday. (CBS)

McCarthy: Police Won’t Rest Until Girl’s Attacker Is Brought To Justice

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and other police and public officials tried to reassure a sometimes angry crowd of 200 Belmont-Cragin residents that detectives are doing all they can to find the rapist who left a 15-year-old girl for dead.

12/19/2013

Mayor Emanuel talks with parishioners at St. Pius Thursday. (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Fasts In Name Of Immigration Reform

Mayor Emanuel is vowing to fast for 24 hours to join those in Washington pushing for immigration reform. CBS 2’s Mike Parker 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

First Democratically Elected President of South Africa Nelson Mandela

Illinois Tributes Begin Pouring In For Mandela

Reaction came swiftly Thursday from the Illinois political world after the South African government announced the passing of civil-rights icon Nelson Mandela.

12/05/2013

The United States took the overall medal count with 37 during the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada, but the home nation won the most gold with 14 medals. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

USOC Encourages Chicago To Bid For 2024 Summer Olympics, But City Hall Says No, Thanks

Chicago is still smarting from a first-round elimination for the 2016 Games a few years ago. The defeat stunned organizers and city leaders.

12/04/2013

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

Capitol Hill

Demonstrators Call On Congress To Pass Immigration Reform

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

10/05/2013

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