Michael Bloomberg

An Illinois Voter Casts Her Ballot. (Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images)

Kelly: Money Didn’t Make The Difference In Election

Some say money bought her the race. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley crunched the numbers on how much each vote cost the candidate.


Robin Kelly won the 2nd Congressional District Primary.

Kelly Wins Dem. Primary For Ex-Rep. Jackson Jr.’s Seat

Former Illinois legislator Robin Kelly captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday in the race to replace disgraced ex-U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., after a truncated campaign season where she got a boost from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s super PAC.


U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Guns Still The Main Issue In 2nd District Race

The final push is on to get votes in the 2nd congressional district race and candidate endorsements continue to rack up.


Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

Bloomberg Ads Loom Over 2nd District Debate

The primary election for Jesse Jackson Jr.’s 2nd Congressional District seat is next Tuesday and some of the candidates meet Monday for a debate.


State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (Credit: Illinois General Assembly)

Hutchinson Dropping Out of 2nd District Race

One of the front runners to replace ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. is leaving the race.


Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is running in the special election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the 2nd Congressional District. (Credit: CBS)

Bloomberg Super PAC Ad Slams Halvorson’s Record On Guns

There’s a new, very high-profile, player in the race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in Congress, who this week alone plans to spend more money than any of the 16 Democratic candidates has been able to raise.

CBS 2–01/30/2013

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Bloomberg Right About Big Sodas

I’m not big on hot weather, but one good thing about it is the big bellies I see on the beach that remind me to be careful about what I eat, because being overweight causes heart disease.

CBS 2–06/12/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (right) attend the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Sustainable Cities conference at the Chicago Cultural Center on March 8, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Downplays Losing G8, Touts NATO Summit

With the NATO summit still slated for Chicago this May, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is publicly shrugging off the White House decision to relocate the G8 summit of world leaders to Camp David in Maryland.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Pledges No NYPD-Style Spying On Muslims

For the first time in public, Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy promised his department will never conduct blanket surveillance of Muslims like the New York Police Department did in Newark, N.J., when he was chief there.


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.