CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score
New!  CBS Chicago Weather iPhone App: Daily Forecasts, Weather Alerts & Radar Maps!  Free Download »

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

(CBS File Photo)

Shaw Calls On Mayor To Hire More Black Detectives

Former alderman Bob Shaw, who two months ago announced he would run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 election, said there aren’t nearly enough African-American detectives on the force.

06/06/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Still Won’t Spell Out His Plans For City Pension Reform Legislation

A plan to overhaul some of Chicago’s underfunded employee pension systems could spell a long weekend for Gov. Pat Quinn, who has until Monday to decide what to do with the legislation on his desk.

06/06/2014

Rep. Bobby Rush

Rush: Jobs Key To Curbing Street Violence

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Illinois) said the coalition of political and business leaders who attended a meeting he organized Wednesday to discuss strategies to quell street violence will make the latest efforts the most effective yet.

06/04/2014

Money

Minimum Wage Panel To Hold Public Hearing Monday Evening

As the City of Seattle starts to raise its minimum wage to $15-an hour, Mayor Emanuel’s hand-picked panel is preparing to hold its first public hearing on how Chicago might raise the minimum wage here, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/03/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Chicago Officials Praise Legislation To Make Expunging Juvenile Records Easier

Elected officials from Chicago are heralding the passage of legislation making it easier for young people to have their minor arrest records erased, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/02/2014

Illinois House Of Representatives

No Vote On Gambling Expansion Plan During Spring Session

Plans to expand gambling in Illinois were put on hold Friday when the backer of legislation proposing new casinos said he wouldn’t call the measure for a vote until he resolved lingering issues and had key support.

05/30/2014

(Rendering courtesy of the Chicago Cubs)

Emanuel: Cubs Have More Work To Do On Expanded Wrigley Renovation Plan

Rahm Emanuel says parts of the new proposal were a surprise and need more time to be looked at.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2014

City Hall

Aldermen Push For $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage

Sponsors said large corporations would get two years to phase in the higher wage. Small and mid-sized businesses would have five years.

05/28/2014

Customers shop for guns at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store in Tinley Park. A federal judge has ruled Chicago's ban on such gun shops is unconstitutional. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Wants To Require Videotaping Of All Gun Sales In Chicago

The Emanuel administration has outlined a plan to impose strict regulations on gun shops that open within city limits, including a requirement to record every sale on video.

05/27/2014

Politicians Mark Memorial Day With Daley Plaza Wreath, Tollway Exhibit

Mayor Emanuel and Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth laid a wreath at the eternal flame in Daley Plaza for service personnel who have died in combat.

05/24/2014

Solider Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emanuel Endorses Soldier Field Parking Lot Location For Lucas Museum

Mayor Emanuel says he endorses a recommendation that would give a museum created by movie giant George Lucas on some prime Lakefront real estate…near Soldier Field, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/20/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Mayor Urges Governor To Sign Chicago Pension Reform Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel essentially told Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday, “I scratched your back, now you scratch mine,” when it comes to pension reform, amid signs the governor might veto or significantly alter legislation to reform two city pension funds.

05/15/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Mayor Insists His Door Is Open To Principals’ Concerns

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has sought to counter a perception his administration stifles dissent from school principals, saying he and Chicago Public Schools administrators have an open-door policy.

05/15/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses reporters a the announcement of a new Mariano's in Bronzville. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Mariano’s To Open New Store In Bronzville

Mariano’s, the popular grocery store chain now has plans to build another store on Chicago’s South Side, this one in Bronzeville, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/14/2014

WVON radio station. (Credit: CBS)

Radio Hosts To Urge Chicagoans To ‘Put The Guns Down’

Part of the latest anti-violence initiative is for popular radio hosts like McGill to to say “put the guns down” every time they open and close their radio programs.

05/09/2014

Ireland President Michael Higgins (right) speaks to reporters after visiting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel at City Hall on Friday. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Irish President Visits City Hall, Talks Immigration With Mayor

The President of Ireland stopped by City Hall to exchange pleasantries and some frank talk with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

05/09/2014

(credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Emanuel Trying To Lure NFL Draft To Chicago

As the NFL Draft begins Thursday evening in New York, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is hoping to bring the three-day spectacle to Chicago as soon as next year.

05/08/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Former Head Of Disgraced State Anti-Violence Program Now Leads Private City Non-Profit

As investigations mount concerning spending within Governor Quinn’s anti-violence program, CBS 2 has learned the same woman who oversaw it is now running a private $50 million anti-violence initiative in Chicago.

05/07/2014

A surveillance camera at a CTA train station. (Credit: CBS)

CTA Adds Cameras As Crime On Transit System Drops

The Emanuel administration says the Chicago Transit Authority now has surveillance cameras on just about every conveyance, and crime is coming down, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/07/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Rahm Puts Brakes On Motorcade; Caught Speeding, Running Lights

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was trying to put reports of his motorcade speeding near schools and running red lights behind him on Wednesday.

05/07/2014

more

previous