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Michelle Obama (Credit: Getty Images)

Michelle Obama’s Chicago Trip: DNC Fundraiser, Dinner, Beyoncé

At a fundraiser at the Waldorf Astoria, the president’s wife spoke before more than 100 people and urged supporters to “dig deep” in their contributions to Democrats.

07/24/2014

The White House (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Winning Soup Recipe Has Palatine Girl Headed To White House

A 12-year-old girl from Palatine is going to the White House to meet First Lady Michelle Obama and as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, her winning recipe has an Illinois connection.

07/15/2014

The White House (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Suburban Girl, 12, Headed To White House With Winning Soup Recipe

A 12-year-old Palatine girl has a lunch date at the White House with Michelle Obama.

07/05/2014

Maina Kiai, United Nations special rapporteur, (left), speaks as another panelist, and President Barack Obama (right), listens during the International Civil Society event on September 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jin Lee-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: I Quit Smoking ‘Because I’m Scared Of My Wife’

President Barack Obama revealed Monday that he has not had a cigarette in six years, and an open microphone caught an unguarded and funny exchange in which the commander-in-chief acknowledged the driving force behind his kicking the smoking habit.

09/24/2013

Michelle Obama (Credit: Getty Images)

Obama Touts Work Program For Children

First Lady Michelle Obama was in Chicago on Thursday to tout an organization that helps children understand what it takes to succeed in the working world.

07/18/2013

The White House viewed through a gate in front of the building. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Harper High Students’ Meeting With President, First Lady ‘A Wonderful Experience’

A group of South Side high school students was back in Chicago on Friday, after a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Michelle Obama Discusses Youth Violence In Chicago

First Lady Michelle Obama came to Chicago on Wednesday to attend a conference on efforts to reduce violence, and to speak to local students about crime in their neighborhoods.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2013

First Lady Michelle Obama (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

First Lady Coming To Chicago Next Month To Address Youth Violence

First Lady Michelle Obama will be coming home to Chicago on April 10, to discuss programs for at-risk youth and efforts to reduce gun- and gang-related violence.

03/27/2013

President And Mrs. Obama Host Annual Easter Egg Roll

Hadiya Pendleton’s Family Invited To White House Easter Egg Roll

An invite to the White House Easter Egg Roll for the mother and brother of a teen killed in January near the Obama’s home in Chicago.

03/17/2013

Well-kept government secret: Michelle and Barack OBUMMER met at Walmart. (Credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Horrible Horoscopes: Cancer

The stars know where you can find love, Cancer. Somewhere large and indoors. A place of perpetual sales and bright fluorescent lights. They employ your grandfather–a man who put in 40 years at the plant and deserves a break, dammit–as a door greeter making minimum wage. The amount of misery their employees go through is only rivaled by the amount of money you can save by shopping there.

03/11/2013

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Please Pass Along A Message, Mrs. Obama

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson hopes the first lady will convey an urgent message to her husband when she returns from Chicago.

02/28/2013

First lady Michelle Obama speaks about a school exercise program February 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama unveiled a new initiative called 'Let's Move Active Schools' to help schools create a physical activity programs for students. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

First Lady Announces Effort To Help Kids Exercise

Michelle Obama was in town Thursday to kick off a new fitness initiative. As CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports, the first lady even put on her workout clothes to help do it.

02/28/2013

Hadiya Pendleton (Supplied to CBS)

Michelle Obama To Attend Hadiya Pendleton’s Funeral

Michelle Obama is planning to attend the funeral of a teenager who was shot and killed about a week after she had performed at the president’s inauguration.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2013

Jamie Foxx (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Ozwald Boateng)

Opinion: Jamie Foxx’s Obama Is Our Lord And Savior Remark Is Ridiculous And Disturbing

No one can equate to God. And, it’s about time someone stood up to Jamie Foxx and his ilk to teach them that – or at least try to teach them that.

11/27/2012

Mitt Romney and Michelle and Barack Obama (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Romney Gives Obama Debate Trouncing As Anniversary Gift

While Michelle Obama was complaining to the media that yesterday wasn’t much of a 20th anniversary for her and her husband, Mitt Romney was planning his anniversary gift to be presented on the national stage – a slam dunk performance in the first presidential debate against the basketball-loving president.

10/04/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Obama Says He Is Bored With Debate Prep, Really He’s Afraid To Defend His Failed Record

Preparing for this debate has got to be the most depressing thing Obama has ever done. He must be staring at facts and figures that he can hardly believe – and then realize he has to defend them come Wednesday night – with his biggest critic, Mitt Romney – and the nation – staring at him. It’s going to be terrible for Obama.

10/02/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama (Photo credit: MIKE THEILER/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady In Town For Steve Harvey Show, Fundraisers

First Lady Michelle Obama will be in town today for a pair of fundraisers for the president’s re-election campaign, and to tape an appearance on Steve Harvey’s new daytime talk show.

09/27/2012

First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Stop, Michelle Obama! The Children Are Hungry

In recent decades, the government has taken to feeding needy children to combat the negativity of trying to learn while being hungry. Now, with new Obama administration regulations on school lunches, we have a government that is causing hunger.

09/26/2012

Democratic National Convention 2012 (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Opinion: Preview Of November? Democrats Trounce Republicans In Convention Ratings

The early returns are in and, according to the Neilson rating company, the Democrats beat the Republicans… and the NFL.

09/07/2012

Former President Bill Clinton at the Democratic National Convention (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Thanks To Clint And Clinton, We Almost Stayed Awake

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions of 2012 – yawn-per-yawn – have to be the most uninspiring political conventions in recent history.

09/07/2012

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