Opinion: Chicago's Failed To Lower Homicides, Here's What We Need To DoWe act aghast in months where homicides spike in Chicago, but we shouldn't be surprised. This has become the norm, and that should make everyone very, very angry.
Urlacher Brother, Now Mayor Of Northwest Suburb, Eyes State Senate SeatCBS 2's Brad Edwards pays a visit to Mettawa, Illinois, for the story.
Elgin Mayor Wants Summit Of Social Service Groups Caught In State Budget StalemateMany groups that provide services to the mentally ill, drug addicts, and others have been deprived of state funds they need to operate while the governor and lawmakers have failed to agree on a state spending plan.
The Latest Chicago City Council: Some Newbies, Many IncumbentsHere’s the breakdown: 37 incumbents and 13 newcomers; 38 men and 12 women. They range in age from 26 up to 71. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt Dies Of Sudden IllnessPark Ridge Mayor David Schmidt was first elected in 2009, and was re-elected in 2013. Park Ridge village manager Shawn Hamilton said Schmidt was stricken suddenly at home Wednesday night, and taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, where he died.
You Can Still Register To Vote In Case You Want To, You Know, Exercise That RightIt's offensive to me when someone isn't registered to vote. You're not only choosing to leave yourself out of the democratic process, but risking the future of 2.7 million Chicagoans. That includes me. So stop it.
Gurnee Mayor Blasts School Board Member's Comments On Gays, LesbiansA member of the Warren Township school board created a firestorm last week, when she said the district should not hire a homosexual superintendent.
Monday, Chicagoans Will Know Who's Really Running For MayorThe clock is ticking for Chicago mayoral hopefuls still planning to run in the February primary. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Waukegan Mayor Wants School Board Member To Resign After Telling Parents To 'Shut Up'The mayor of Waukegan was calling on a local school board member to resign, after she screamed at parents and teachers during a raucous public meeting regarding the ongoing teachers’ strike, prompting the board to call an abrupt halt to the meeting.
It's Official: Ald. Fioretti To Challenge Mayor Rahm EmanuelThe civil-rights attorney was first elected in 2007 and fought a highly publicized battle with cancer.
Ald. Fioretti's Announcement -- Will He Run For Mayor? -- Coming SaturdayThe 2nd Ward alderman has been telling friends he intends to challenge incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Teachers Union President Still Considering Run Against EmanuelShe's not filed any papers or formed any formal committees. But when pressed, Karen Lewis admits that behind the scenes, there's plenty going on. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.