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Most Bike Theft Victims Find The Chicago Police Department Unhelpful

What if the inconsistent way the Chicago Police Department handles stolen bikes is indicative of how the department works as a whole?

07/31/2014

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North Riverside Mayor Suggests Privatizing Village Fire Department

Mayor Hubert E. Hermanek Jr. says having a private firm take over the village’s firefighting duties could save taxpayers more than $700,000 in pension payments, health insurance and more.

06/20/2014

Amara Enyia (Photo Credit: Obari Cartman)

Mayoral Candidate, Dr. Amara Enyia: Chicago Has A ‘Political System That No Longer Works For The People’

“This is about the state of our democracy, and in order to have an effective democracy, you’ve got to be willing to look at individuals for who they are and question ‘What are their values?’”

06/18/2014

Dr. Amara Enyia, who’s running for Mayor of Chicago.

Mayoral Candidate: Mayor Emanuel Is The ‘Typical Candidate,’ And That’s The Problem

Her political and community experience, not to mention a law degree and PhD in Educational Policy, make her seem like a viable candidate for Mayor of Chicago. Yet to many, Dr. Amara Enyia just won’t seem conventional enough for the Chicago political machine.

06/16/2014

Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik (Credit: Village of Gurnee)

Gurnee Mayor Asks People Not To Give To Panhandlers

The way Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik sees it, panhandlers have found too many willing donors among the many people who visit the village for shopping and amusement parks. She fears their numbers will only swell as crowds grow this summer.

06/03/2014

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No Charges Over Fake Peoria Mayor Twitter Account

After Mayor Jim Ardis filed a criminal complaint over the matter, police raided a home last week, seizing computers and hauling residents in for questioning. The action sparked criticism that the mayor had abused his powers and violated free speech rights.

04/23/2014

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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.

04/17/2014

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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