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Lake Station Mayor, Wife Plead Innocent To Corruption Charges

Keith Soderquist, 44, and his wife, Deoborah, 55, have been accused of taking money from his campaign fund and the city’s food pantry account, to use on gambling expenses at casinos in Indiana and Michigan.

9 hours ago

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New York City Mayor To Appear On ‘The Good Wife’

Mayor Bill de Blasio will be making a guest appearance as himself on an episode of CBS’ “The Good Wife”.

03/04/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Mayor Emanuel Not A Fan Of Term Limits, An Issue In Gubernatorial Race

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine got Rahm Emanuel to weigh in on the term-limit debate triggered by gubernatorial candidates this week.

12/19/2013

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

New Lenox Mayor Urges Boycott Of Local Gas Stations

The mayor of southwest suburban New Lenox has had enough with high gas prices in his town, and he wants to do something about it.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2013

Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. (Credit: CBS)

Christ Hospital Honors Survivors Of Life-Threatening Conditions

They beat long odds to make it through life-threatening medical problems. Today at Advocate Christ Medical Center, five survivors were the guests of honor at an awards luncheon.

09/20/2013

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis speaks about education reform at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Opponents Want CTU’s Lewis To Run For Mayor

A group of activists has launched a grassroots effort to recruit Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015.

09/03/2013

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Gary, Ind. Asking State For Help To Deal With Murders

As the mayor of Gary is waiting for word from the governor’s office as to whether he’ll send state troopers to help police with an alarming number of murders and shootings recently, word comes in of yet another murder reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.

07/13/2013

Matt Bogusz and his fiancée, Kate, on Election Day in Des Plaines. Bogusz, 26, was elected mayor, the youngest ever in Des Plaines. (Credit: Facebook)

Bogusz Wins Election To Become Youngest Mayor Of Des Plaines

Voters in northwest suburban Des Plaines have elected 26-year-old Matt Gogusz as their next mayor, the youngest person ever to serve in their city’s highest elected position.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

Wendy Casey. (Credit: CBS)

Mother, Son Square Off In South Suburban Mayoral Election

There are not a lot of big names getting voters excited but the race for mayor in south suburban Dixmoor has an interesting twist worth noting.

04/09/2013

John McCain

Arizona Sen. John McCain Endorses Suburban Mayoral Candidate

A high-profile endorsement is drawing attention to the mayoral race in Arlington Heights.

03/25/2013

Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Steve McMichael (Credit: CBS)

Ex-Bear McMichael Won’t Debate Romeoville Mayor John Noak

Romeoville Mayor John Noak wants to debate his opponent in the April 9 election, but his challenger, Super Bowl Bear Steve McMichael, is saying no.

03/16/2013

Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Steve McMichael (Credit: CBS)

Running For Romeoville Mayor, Steve McMichael Hit With Campaign Complaint

The complaint, filed by Romeoville Trustee Ken Griffin – an ally of the current mayor, John Noak – accuses McMichael’s campaign of violating a number of rules, including missing deadlines and failing to identify who paid for campaign mailings.

01/08/2013

Steve McMichael of the Chicago Bears removes his helmet during a game in 1990.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bear McMichael To Run For Mayor Of Romeoville

The man they call “Mongo,” former Bears linebacker Steve McMichael, has filed papers to run for mayor of Romeoville.

12/26/2012

Sauk Village Mayor Lewis Towers has resigned (Credit: saukvillage.org)

Sauk Village Mayor Resigns

The mayor of Sauk Village has abruptly resigned, and tonight trustees are expected to appoint an acting mayor.

WBBM Newsradio–11/08/2012

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Sauk Village Mayor Moves To Reinstate Police Chief, Village Manager

To counter the Sauk Village board’s elimination of the jobs of the police chief and the village manager, the Sauk Village mayor has re-appointed them.

WBBM Newsradio–11/05/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks with voters in Florida. (CBS)

Emanuel Stumps For Obama In Florida

Chicago’s mayor made nearly a dozen stops over three days in a state he believes is in a dead heat right now. It’s especially in Florida, he told group after group, that every vote counts.

10/22/2012

Evergreen Park Mayor James Sexton

Evergreen Park Mayor Now Suffering From West Nile Virus

Days after the mayor of Lombard died of the West Nile virus, it turns out that the mayor of Evergreen Park is also now suffering from the disease.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2012

Lombard Village President William Mueller has died from complications of West Nile Virus, the village has announced. (Village of Lombard)

Funeral To Be Held For Lombard Mayor This Weekend

CHICAGO (CBS) – Funeral arrangements now are set for the longtime Lombard village president who died of West Nile virus over the weekend. WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports 76-year-old Bill Mueller led Lombard for 19 […]

CBS Chicago–08/20/2012

Steve McMichael of the Chicago Bears removes his helmet during a game in 1990.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ex-Bear Eyes Top Political Office In Romeoville

Steve McMichael, who was a fan favorite as a member of Super Bowl-winning Chicago Bears, wants to add the word “mayor” to his resume.

08/16/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Emanuel Says NATO Summit Was Worth The Risk

NATO Summit 2012 is a wrap and Chicago’s mayor is applauding the city’s efforts to host the giant event.

05/21/2012

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