Politics

Illinois State Rep. La Shawn Ford (Credit: CBS)

State Rep. Ford Calls On Gov. Rauner To Fund Child Care Assistance Program

State Representative La Shawn Ford joined preschoolers and their teachers, demanding immediate funding of early child care throughout the Illinois, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

03/02/2015

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Sen. Kirk: Chicago Could End Up Like Detroit If Mayor Emanuel Not Re-Elected

Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has given his tacit endorsement of Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/02/2015

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. (Credit: CBS)

Chuy Garcia Calls For Higher Pay For Health Care Workers, More Police Officers

In the race for Chicago mayor, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spoke Saturday in favor of higher pay for home health care workers and committed himself to work toward a $15 an hour floor salary.

02/28/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Willie Wilson (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Meets With Former Challenger Willie Wilson

Mayor Emanuel was right back out on the campaign trail Wednesday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent reports in addition to meeting with potential voters Wednesday, he also reached out to a former candidate.

02/25/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Mayoral Candidates Making Final Weekend Push Ahead Of Election

Three of the men who want to be the next mayor of Chicago made a case today for why they should get Chicagoans’ votes on this final weekend before Election Day, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/21/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Emanuel Opposes Rauner’s Proposed Cuts To Child Day Care

Mayor Rahm Emanuel questions Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget decisions which affect children, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

02/18/2015

Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele leads West Side elected official in calling for Obama Library on this side of town. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

West Side Officials Say North Lawndale Obama Library Site Would Have Biggest Impact

West Side elected officials are using this president’s day to raise support for an Obama Presidential Library on the West Side.

02/16/2015

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)

Demonstrators Call On Gov. Rauner To Restore Funding For Social Programs

Advocates for the poor are blasting Governor Bruce Rauner for ending contracts for social services programs that they say were just getting started, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/03/2015

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

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