Medical marijuana. (Credit: CBS)

Illinois Mulls Expanded Disease List For Medical Marijuana Program

Petitioners identifying themselves as veterans of Vietnam and Iraq asked that PTSD be included, making emotional pleas for help, according to 269 pages of petitions obtained by The Associated Press through the state’s Freedom of Information Act.


City Hall

Monday, Chicagoans Will Know Who’s Really Running For Mayor

The clock is ticking for Chicago mayoral hopefuls still planning to run in the February primary. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


U.S. Capitol Dome

Dozens File To Run For U.S. House Seats

Dozens of people have filed to run for Illinois’ 18 seats in the U.S. House.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011


Move To Eliminate Oak Lawn Village Manager Withdrawn

Oak Lawn voters who want to change the way government does business in the south suburbs will have to wait.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2011

(Board Of Election Commissioners)

Officials Begin Airing Petition Challenges Monday

Among the issues: Is Rahm Emanuel a legal resident of Chicago?


Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. (AP File Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Gov. Quinn Approves 20, Denies 48 Clemency Petitions

Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday approved 20 and denied 48 clemency petitions.


Mayoral Candidates

14 Candidates File Petitions In Race For Mayor

Monday was the final day for candidates to file for the upcoming city election. The doors just closed. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine spent the day watching the comings and goings.

CBS 2–11/22/2010

Candidate Petitions

Last Day For Mayoral Candidates To File

Today is the last chance for candidates to file their paperwork to run for mayor, alderman, or any other elected city office.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010

Mayoral Candidates

Candidates Set To File Petitions

Several candidates declared their plans to run for mayor over the weekend, and now they are taking the next step by officially filing their petitions.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2010