Politics

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

Mitt Romney (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Rebirth Of The Birthers Aborted By Romney

There have been several controversies surrounding President Barack Obama in recent days that should have given “the right” and Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential candidate, opportunities to put Obama in a negative light. Yet, […]

05/24/2012

(Photo credit PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Super Tuesday Preview: Romney Hopes To Regain Front-Runner Status

Super Tuesday is seen as a major turning point in the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary race; Mitt Romney hopes to extend his delegate lead and finally cement his front-runner status with multiple wins across the country.

03/06/2012

1985-bears

Former Bear Tim Wrightman: White House Visit Isn’t About Politics

A member of the 1985 Chicago Bears team is taking former teammate Dan Hampton to task for declining an invitation the White House with the rest of the team.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

Outgoing Ald. Bernard Stone at his final City Council meeting. (CBS)

Changing Of The Guard As Old Aldermen Say Farewell

It was certainly no ordinary Chicago City Council meeting on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Latino Groups Map Out Political Power Play

Several Latino groups have mapped out their own proposal for increasing their power in the state legislature, as lawmakers prepare to redraw boundaries.

04/15/2011

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich To Teens: ‘You Must Get Involved’

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich told hundreds of high school students on Saturday that they should get involved in politics, even though he hopes his own kids stay away from it.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Quinn, Emanuel Vow To Be ‘Aggressive’

Gov. Quinn said he and Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will be both “progressive” and “aggressive” when it comes to pursuing their agenda for Illinois and the city.

03/18/2011

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