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Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel Turns To Ministers To Marshal African-American Support

With just two weeks to go until the runoff election, Mayor Emanuel is pushing hard to marshal African-American clergy to turn out a big vote for him, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/24/2015

2016 President Campaign Hopeful Ted Cruz (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ted Cruz Climate Change Comments Make Him ‘Unfit’ For Presidency

It’s no surprise that many right wing conservatives have questioned the validity of climate change, and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s position is no different.

03/24/2015

GOP Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Polls Show Mayor Emanuel Gaining Momentum

Two polls released by the Chicago-based polling firm Ogden and Fry show Mayor Rahm Emanuel with an edge over his opponent, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

03/22/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gov. Rauner’s Immigration Message Leaves Advocates Perplexed

More than two months after taking the reins of one of the nation’s most immigrant-friendly states, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has offered mixed signals about his stance on immigration.

03/22/2015

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Early Voting For Chicago Runoff Election Begins Monday

Early voting for the April 7 runoff election begins Monday.

03/22/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

With Just Over Two Weeks To Go, Emanuel, Garcia Out Vying For Voters

With just a little over two weeks before the runoff election, the candidates for mayor have been criss-crossing the city looking for votes, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/21/2015

Ald. JoAnn Thompson (Credit: aldermanthompson.com)

City Council Remembers Alderman JoAnn Thompson At Special Meeting

The Chicago City Council said a formal, and sad, “goodbye” to one of its own Tuesday at a specially called meeting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/10/2015

Republicans calling for immigration reform at an event at St. Ignatius. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Illinois Republicans Call For Comprehensive Immigration Reform

It wasn’t the usual suspects at an immigration reform event at St. Ignatius School on the Near West Side Monday morning, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.

03/09/2015

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

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