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Could Chicago Teachers’ Strike Affect Race For President?

During the past three days, coverage of the Chicago teachers’ strike and the teachers’ various rallies have made headlines across the nation, and even Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in, but could the strike actually affect the race for president? CBS 2’s Jim Williams tried to find out.

CBS 2–09/12/2012

David Axelrod

Axelrod: Paul Ryan Is A ‘Hard-Right Ideologue,’ ‘Concerning Pick’

Chief Obama campaign strategist David Axelrod on Monday called U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) a “far-right ideologue,” and said his selection as Mitt Romney’s running mate will be a “concerning pick” for voters who do not share his values.

CBS 2–08/13/2012

Illinois State Capitol

Governor Calls Special Session To Deal With Pension Reform

Gov. Pat Quinn has called for a special session of the Illinois General Assembly next month in an effort to finally reach a consensus on pension reform.

07/30/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attend a forum to discuss financial issues facing city and state government, hosted by the Chicago Tribune. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel, Quinn Call For Major Pension Reform

At a forum hosted by the Chicago Tribune on Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn agreed the ticking time bomb of underfunded public employee pensions is threatening to explode – or implode, as the governor put it.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy Disagrees With Claim Of Police ‘Manpower Problem’

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy found himself in the line of fire Monday, because of his decision to move more officers to patrol duty.

CBS Chicago–12/06/2011

Maggie and Richard Daley at an event to honor them for their support of the arts on Nov. 22, 2010. (CBS)

Daleys Honored For Their Support Of Theater

Mayor Daley and his wife, Maggie, were saluted as “relentless advocates” for the arts, in a celebration at the Goodman Theatre.

11/22/2010