Police say a man was taken into custody shortly after he dropped the backpack near the concrete barriers outside the Obama family’s Chicago home about 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is blasting a preliminary nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and other world powers saying Iran will be allowed to “keep vast capabilities to make nuclear weapons.” […]
The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.
The president of a group opposing proposals to put President Barack Obama’s library on South Side park land is skeptical of a poll saying area residents support the project.
Elizabeth Lauten worked for Walsh, a Republican U.S. representative from the northwest suburbs, in 2011, a Walsh representative tells CBS 2.
Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.
Malia Obama was seen at Lollapalooza this past weekend, and she didn’t even have a chaperone — assuming the Secret Service doesn’t count.
It was a day Tess Boghossian of Palatine will never forget. She was one of 54 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Contest, chosen for her healthier version of Lincoln’s Inaugural Soup. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says Guantanamo Bay should be a “black hole” for terrorists and they should never get out.
The federal gas tax – 18.4 cents a gallon — hasn’t gone up in 20 years, even though construction costs have. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.
A blog suggests the Obamas could be headed to New York City. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker finds a mix of understanding and disappointment on Chicago’s South Side.
Hawaii, where Barack Obama was born, and Illinois, his longtime home, have been lobbying the Obamas both publicly and privately. New York, where Obama went to college, also has expressed interest.
Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration has announced Illinois will allow the one-year extension of existing health insurance plans proposed by President Barack Obama.
You may think you’re signing up for affordable health care, but experts say it could be a scheme to get you to enroll in something else. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.
On his Facebook page, Durbin claimed one GOP congressman flat-out insulted the President and said, “I cannot even stand to look at you.”
CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with locals about continuing enrollment problems associated with the Affordable Care Act.
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.
Funeral directors on Friday held the visitation for the 15-year-old Chicago teen who performed at President Obama’s inauguration festivities only to be gunned down days later on the South Side.
The White House has released a photo of President Barack Obama firing a gun, two days before he heads to Minnesota to discuss gun control.
The proposed federal rule would put the onus on health insurance companies to provide birth control to female employees of religious institutions.