U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a press conference announcing Department of Justice plans to sue North Carolina over Voter ID regulations at the Department of Justice on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney General, Chicago Leaders Discuss Racial Tensions

The meeting is part of an effort launched by President Barack Obama after clashes between protesters and police across the nation.


Opponents of a power plant showed up at a meeting of the Oakwood Hills village board. (CBS/Pamela Jones)

Power Plant Opponents Swarm Village Leaders At Meeting

The heated issue caused the shutdown of the Oakwood Hills Village Hall earlier this year. CBS 2’s Pamela Jones reports.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy meet at Chicago Police Headquarters with federal law enforcement officials and community activists to discuss ways to address gun violence in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Government Officials, Community Leaders Promise Coordination To Combat Violence

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy met with federal law enforcement officials and local community organizations and religious leaders on Monday to discuss joint efforts to reduce gun violence in Chicago, on the heels of a weekend when at least 43 people were shot, four of them fatally.


Photo Credit: The Red Lion

Chicago’s Best Haunts For A Clandestine Meeting

Denise Kiernan is a journalist and writer whose work and travels have taken her from the undulating and stiletto-crippling cobblestoned streets of Rome to the soccer stadiums of Central America and the Great Wall of China. Here, she shares her best spots for a clandestine meeting.


John Marsh Elementary School (Credit: CBS)

Parents Meet With Principal After Teen Arrested For Gun At School

Parents were attending a meeting at John Marsh Elementary School on Friday, after complaining that they weren’t officially notified about a teen’s arrest for bringing a gun to school until after they’d read about it on Facebook.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2013

President Barack Obama talks with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office, Nov. 16, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Emanuel Meets With Obama, Federal Officials On Transportation, Energy Projects

Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited the White House on Friday, for a chat in the Oval Office with his former boss, President Barack Obama.

CBS 2–11/16/2012

Business pioneer Ed Gardner speaks to reporters about meeting with Mayor Rahm Emanuel about improving the number of African Americans hired for construction jobs on city projects. (Credit: CBS)

Gardner Meets With Mayor About Improving Black Job Numbers

African-American business pioneer Ed Gardner met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, to discuss Gardner’s complaints about a lack of blacks on South Side public construction projects.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2012

Peotone (CBS)

Will County Officials, IDOT To Discuss Plans For Third Airport

Will County officials say they plan to meet later this month with the Illinois transportation director to discuss the proposed Peotone airport project.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

A car with at least one body inside was found in the rubble of a train derailment and bridge collapse in the northern suburbs, a day after the wreck. (Credit: CBS)

Public Given Chance To Discuss Deadly Train Wreck With Railroad Executives

The public will get a chance to meet Monday evening with railroad executives and federal investigators, about the deadly 4th of July derailment and bridge collapse on the Glenview-Northbrook border.

CBS Chicago–07/16/2012

Members of the Chicago Board of Education listen to public testimony before a unanimous vote to extend the school year for Chicago Public Schools by 10 days starting in 2012-13. (Credit: CBS)

School Board Unanimously Approves Longer School Year

Despite complaints from teachers that it would lead to student burnout and decreased teacher morale, the Chicago Board of Education has unanimously approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to extend the school year by 10 days starting in the fall.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Parents, students and protesters stage an "occupation" of Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School to protest plans to replace the entire school staff. (Credit: CBS)

Parents, Protesters End School Sit-In After Promised Meeting With CPS Leaders

Parents ended their 22-hour sit-in at Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School on the West Side on Saturday after being promised that they would get a chance to plead their case in a series of meetings with Board of Education members Monday and Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2012

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Cardinal, Pfleger Begin Discussions About St. Sabina Succession

The cardinal requested the plan after he suspended Pfleger last spring over comments the priest made about not wanting to leave his South Side base.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn, Lawmakers Discuss Economy; Casinos Don’t Come Up

Gov. Pat Quinn and top Illinois lawmakers talked about jobs at their latest high-level meeting Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–11/02/2011


Occupy Chicago Demonstrators Seek Meeting About G8/NATO Summits

Demonstrators had a two-pronged agenda when they took their protests to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s doorstep Wednesday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

NBA Commissioner David Stern and Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver. (Photo by Steven Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA, Players Meet For 15 Hours

NBA and players’ association representatives met for 15 hours Wednesday, and a published report says officials are hoping that a full season can be salvaged.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Sears Sign (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

State Working Hard To Keep Sears In Illinois

Sears and Chicago have gone hand-in-hand longer than anyone living today has been alive, and now, the State of Illinois is working hard to keep Sears from moving out of state.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

CPS Meeting

Parents, Teachers Sound Off On School Closing Plans

Emotions ran high Monday night at a special meeting designed to talk about the Chicago Public Schools’ latest plan to consolidate or close several schools.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley, Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel

Daley, Emanuel Meet For Breakfast

Mayor Richard M. Daley and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel had breakfast together Monday morning, for a talk about the big transition coming in May.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2011