Pat Brady

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Picks Up Endorsement From Cook County GOP

For the first time in more than 25 years, the Cook County Republican Party has made an endorsement in the governor’s race before the primary, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.


Pat Brady (Credit: CBS)

Ex-GOP Boss Brady To Lobby For Same-Sex Marriage

Former Illinois GOP Chair Pat Brady, who was pushed out by party conservatives because of his vocal support for same-sex marriage, is writing his next chapter by tackling the same issue.


Pat Brady (Credit: CBS)

Pat Brady Resigns As Illinois Republican Party Chair

A replacement for Illinois GOP Chairman Pat Brady has to resolve inner-party squabbles at a time when the GOP is having identity issues and Democrats dominate them at the State Capitol and in the congressional delegation.


Pat Brady (Credit: CBS)

Conservative Protesters Demand Republican Chairman Brady Resign

A motion to oust Pat Brady as State Republican Chairman never came to a vote at a meeting of the Illinois GOP Central Committee in Tinley Park. That left a lot of hardcore conservative Republicans angry.


Illinois GOP Chairman: No Use Complaining About Re-Map

The state’s Republican Party chairman says yesterday’s losses are nothing to whine about.


President Barack Obama (left) greets employees at the Red Cross headquarters on On Oct. 30, 2012, a day after Hurricane Sandy hammered the East Coast, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney (right) helps collect and pack donated goods as he attends a storm relief campaign event to help people who suffered from the storm in Ohio. (Credit: Chris Kleponis-Pool/Emmanuel Dunland-AFP/Getty Images)

Sandy Has Obama And Romney Shifting Gears, Not Quite Suspending Campaigns

So much for President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney suspending their campaigns during the recovery from Hurricane Sandy. Both candidates found ways to be seen and heard on Tuesday, even if they weren’t officially campaigning.

CBS 2–10/30/2012

Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois GOP Star Aaron Schock Focused On 2012, But Could Be A Force In 2014

Two of the Republican Party’s biggest stars were shining in Tampa on Wednesday, at the second full day of festivities for the Republican National convention.

CBS 2–08/29/2012

Mike Madigan Button

Illinois GOP Fashion Statement: Fire Madigan Buttons

So what’s the fashionable Illinois delegate wearing at the Republican national Convention?


Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle (Credit: CBS)

GOP Slams Preckwinkle For Reagan ‘Hell’ Remark, As She Apologizes Again

Local Republicans were going after Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Wednesday, for her controversial comments about former President Ronald Reagan. She has apologized for saying Reagan deserves “a special place in hell” for his role in the war on drugs.

CBS 2–08/22/2012

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Illinois Republicans: Dem Majority Got Labor ‘Payoff’ To Block Pension Reform

Just follow the money, GOP state chairman Pat Brady tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.


Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Report: GOP Wants To Make Resentment Of Madigan A Campaign Issue

The criticism of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) by Republicans is on the rise.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2012

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (left) is up against Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (right) in his bid to avoid being recalled from office, in the wake of his successful push to essentially eliminate union bargaining rights for government workers in Wisconsin. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)

Illinois Democrats, Republicans Look To Impact Walker Recall Election In Wisconsin

A local political expert says the fight in Wisconsin over whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker is an unfortunate event for both sides in the political battle.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn Budget Address

Quinn Budget To Rely On Facility Closures, Medicaid Cuts

It’s going to be painful. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was putting the finishing touches Tuesday night on what can only be called a bad news budget; one which might stop the bleeding, but does little to treat the wound.


President Barack Obama waves at a crowd at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on January 11, 2012 upon his arrival to attend campaign events. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Makes Campaign Trip To Chicago

President Barack Obama was back in Chicago on Wednesday for a trio of fundraisers for his re-election bid and a surprise visit to his campaign headquarters.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

President Barack Obama speaks to supporters during a fundraiser at the Aragon Ballroom on August 3, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The fundraiser, billed as a birthday celebration for the President who turns 50 years old tomorrow, featured entertainment by Herbie Hancock, Jennifer Hudson and others.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Obama Back In Washington For Birthday After Aragon Ballroom Gala

President Barack Obama has returned to Washington, D.C., on his 50th birthday, after a star-studded fundraiser at the Aragon Ballroom in the Uptown neighborhood.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2011

Barack Obama

Illinois GOP Chairman: This Is No Time For Obama To Hold Fundraiser

The chairman of the Illinois Republican Party does not approve of President Barack Obama’s Chicago fundraiser that is coming Wednesday evening.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2011