Mayors

Firefighters douse a blaze after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire.  More than 40 people were killed as a result of the crash and fire. (Photo redit: François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayors Call For Improved Safety Measures For Oil Trains

Federal railroad officials got an earful Wednesday from the mayors of several Chicago area towns that have been affected by a growing number of increasingly long trains hauling crude oil and other volatile materials.

08/20/2014

Same Sex Marriage

Suburban Mayors Back Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

The group is largely nonpartisan officials from Kane, DuPage, DeKalb and Kendall counties.

10/29/2013

Draft Beer

BGA, 2 Investigators: Taverns Give Campaign Cash To Mayors Who Regulate Them

At least 50 mayors who double as liquor commissioners have taken campaign contributions totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars from the same bars they watch over. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.

02/26/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the mayors of 30 other cities in Illinois gathered on May 10, 2012, to discuss the need to reform public pension systems for police officers and firefighters. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Gathers 30 Illinois Mayors To Discuss Pension Reform

Mayor Rahm Emanuel rounded up mayors from 30 other cities in Illinois on Thursday to build support for pension changes they say are needed to keep Illinois municipalities out of bankruptcy.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2012

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel appear onstage together Monday; also on hand was Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. (CBS)

Superstar Mayors Have Summit In Chicago

Three of America’s mayoral superstars together on the same stage Monday night in Chicago to honor innovative educators. Mayor Emanuel was joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York and Kasim Reed of Atlanta.

10/10/2011