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“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

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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

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

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