Politics

Tammy Duckworth. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Rep. Tammy Duckworth Exploring Senate Run

Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth told CBS 2 she is “actively exploring” running against Republican incumbent Mark Kirk for the U.S. Senate in 2016.

01/19/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Gov. Rauner Decries Quinn’s “Political Games” On Executive Orders

Governor Bruce Rauner has rescinded seven executive orders former Governor Pat Quinn issued in his final week in office.

01/17/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Lays Out Economic Plan, Achievements

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in a major campaign speech, talked about what he’s already done and what he plans to do if re-elected.

01/14/2015

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

16 Women Candidates For Alderman Unite Behind Dislike Of Emanuel Administration

Sixteen women united by a dislike of the Emanuel administration, and who want to become Chicago aldermen, told an enthusiastic crowd on the UIC campus Saturday how they’d remake City Hall, if elected.

01/11/2015

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Outgoing Governor Pat Quinn Plans On Remaining Active

Outgoing Governor Pat Quinn still has plans for a special legislative session this week, but he gave something of a farewell speech here in Chicago this afternoon, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/06/2015

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia announced he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 election.  (CBS)

Mayoral Candidate Chuy Garcia Calls For Moratorium On Red Light Camera Tickets

Opponents of Chicago’s red light cameras have a new ally – Mayoral Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports he’s calling for them to stop issuing tickets.

12/21/2014

woodhouse-mom-cspan

“Oh God, It’s Mom” Bickering Brothers Lectured on National TV

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — CSPAN is not where you would typically expect to see two grown men receive a stern lecture from their mommy. But never underestimate a mother’s love – or her ability to […]

12/16/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

State Lawmakers To Propose Merging Offices Of Treasurer, Comptroller

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner could make history when he appoints a new state Comptroller next month. That’s because he or she could be the last state comptroller to serve in Illinois.

12/16/2014

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Takes Campaign Pitch Directly To Voters, Avoids Questions From Media

In the race for mayor Monday, it was the tale of two types of campaigns with two sets of rules: one for Mayor Rahm Emanuel and one for everyone else, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

12/15/2014

Chicago City Council Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan

Inspector General: Aldermanic Office Workers Caught Doing Political Work On City Time

The City Council’s embattled Inspector General says workers in nearly half of Chicago’s aldermanic offices have been caught doing political work on the taxpayer’s time.

12/03/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner Thanks Supporters In Pilsen

Illinois Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner made a stop in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood Sunday to thank supporters.

11/09/2014

Mayor Harold Washington

Rauner Invokes Harold Washington In Quinn Attack Ad

Once again, a political opponent is trying to capitalize on a falling-out between Chicago’s first black mayor and Democrat Pat Quinn, who wants another term as governor. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

09/25/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the murder of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, an honor student who had performed with her school band at President Barack Obama's inauguration. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Yes, I Can Be Difficult

Mayor Emanuel admits he alienates people as he pushes hard to accomplish his goals, but he’s not that contrite about it.

05/16/2014

Will Guzzardi (Photo Credit: Christopher Dilts)

State Rep. Candidate Turns To Reddit For Q&A, Claims State Rep. Toni Berrios ‘Simply Hasn’t Been On Our Side’

Will Guzzardi, a Democrat running for Illinois State Representative, turned to the popular website Reddit on Thursday to have a direct discussion with voters.

01/30/2014

Bill Daley, who is considering a run for governor, called life in politics 'brutal.' (CBS)

Mulling Run For Governor, Bill Daley Calls Life In Politics ‘Brutal Job’

Bill Daley, who’s considering a run for governor, talked politics Tuesday at a donor breakfast at Misericordia House on Chicago’s North Side.

01/15/2013

Mayor Harold Washington

Is Harold Washington’s Legacy Alive 25 Years After His Death?

As CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley found, many younger Chicagoans don’t know much about the city’s first black mayor.

11/25/2012

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.'s opponents: Marcus Lewis, left, independent; Brian Woodworth, a Republican. (CBS)

Jackson’s Opponents Try To Turn Up The Heat On Absent Congressman

Jackson’s challengers in the 2nd Congressional District are finding it’s hard to hit what you can’t see. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

10/05/2012

John Challenger

Challenger: Don’t Bring Your Political Soapbox To The Office

This year’s presidential race has stirred passions and ignited heated debate from all corners of the country and from every venue, including the workplace.

WBBM Newsradio–09/22/2012

Steve McMichael of the Chicago Bears removes his helmet during a game in 1990.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ex-Bear Eyes Top Political Office In Romeoville

Steve McMichael, who was a fan favorite as a member of Super Bowl-winning Chicago Bears, wants to add the word “mayor” to his resume.

08/16/2012

Scales Of Justice

Officers Sue, Claim Politics Got Them Cut From Mayor’s Security Detail

The makeup of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s security detail is the subject of a lawsuit.

CBS Chicago–08/16/2012

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