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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

Ald. Sandi Jackson discusses her husband U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s treatment for depression and gastrointestinal issues. (Credit: CBS)

Sandi Jackson: Jesse Jr.’s Taking Recovery ‘One Day At A Time’

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s wife said Thursday she expects her husband to return to work after he completes his treatment for depression and gastrointestinal issues at the Mayo Clinic, but gave no timetable for when that would happen.

08/09/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Romney Should Stop Attacking Chicago

I knew it would happen. It had to happen – that Chicago would become an issue in the presidential campaign, that Mitt Romney would bark at President Barack Obama about being from Chicago.

CBS 2–07/17/2012

Mitt Romney and Rick Scott (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)

Opinion: Florida’s Voter Purge Attempts To Stifle Democrats and Minorities

Elected officials would do well to remember that it is the job of the voters to pick their representatives, it is not the job of elected officials to pick who gets to vote.

06/14/2012

Paycheck Fairness Act News Conference (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The Equal Pay Burden?

This week in Washington, the United States Senate took up a bill that should be a non-controversial idea; that women and men should be paid equally for equal work. Mitt Romney’s campaign issued a statement […]

06/07/2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Walker’s Recall Victory Speaks Louder Than Protesters

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s blowout victory in his state’s recall election on Tuesday was predicted by virtually every poll taken prior to the election. He was the third to face a recall and the first […]

06/06/2012

"I voted" stickers are seen on June 5, 2012 at the town hall polling station in the town of Hudson, Wisconsin, during voting for current Governor Scott Walker and challenger Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. The recall election marks just the third time in US history that a state governor has been challenged midterm. Wisconsin is a key swing state in the November presidential election. It is seen as leaning toward Obama, but Tuesday's vote could show an inclination to flip toward Republican challenger Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Wisconsin: The Day After

In a not surprising result, the attempt to recall a governor with a 30 million dollar bankroll did not work out for his opponents – or at least did not work out, completely. With the […]

06/06/2012

A Tom Barrett Supporter in Wisconsin (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

The Badger State

Over a year ago, people in Wisconsin started a long shot process to recall Governor Scott Walker and a number of other Republican elected officials. When Walker took his narrow margin of victory as an […]

06/05/2012

Large sugary drinks facing ban (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: ‘You Want Two Sodas With That?’ Could Replace ‘You Want Fries With That?’ In NYC

One of the strangest and most controversial proposals to be introduced anywhere in the United States in recent times is the one in which New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg has suggested that sugary drinks […]

06/05/2012

White House Situation Room (credit: Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images)

Making The Grade

Mitt Romney recently gave President Barack Obama and F on foreign policy. This from the guy who said he would not go in to Pakistan to get bin Laden, the very place bin Laden was […]

06/05/2012

Predator Drone (credit: General Atomics/Getty Images)

Obama’s Kill List

News broke on Monday of what is being called “Obama’s kill list” of terrorists targeted in drone attacks around the globe. President Obama is playing the final role of decider in the Pentagon’s campaign to […]

06/05/2012

Mitt Romney (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Opinion: TGIO: Thank God It’s Over

On Tuesday night, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney officially became the Republican Party’s presidential nominee to contest the incumbent, President Barack Obama, in 2012. We have known for some time that Romney was going to […]

06/05/2012

Jeremiah Wright (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: Revisiting Obama’s Rev. Wright Controversy

Many believe that President Barack Obama’s past connection to Reverend Jeremiah Wright – and the influence the reverend may have had on the president’s way of thinking – should be dropped from presidential campaign discussions […]

06/05/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn greets parade participants on Memorial Day in Park Ridge. (CBS)

State Budget, Politics Loom Over Memorial Day Parade

The Memorial Day parade and politics made for an interesting mix in Park Ridge, CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports.

05/28/2012

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