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 […]


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 […]


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.


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, […]


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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.



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.


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.


Toni Preckwinkle, right, with Cook County Commissioner John Daley, discusses the county budget. (CBS)

New Board President Calls Sheriffs’ Payroll ‘Bloated’

New Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle criticized Sheriff Tom Dart today, suggesting his payroll is bloated.


Danny Davis

Davis To Clinton: Stay Out Of Chicago Politics

Congressman Danny Davis has a message for former President Bill Clinton: Don’t take sides in the Chicago mayor’s race — or else.


Joe Walsh, Melissa Bean

Bean-Walsh Race Still Too Close To Call

he race for a northeast Illinois congressional seat shows every vote really does matter.


The 2 Teachers

CBS 2 School: The Politics Of Baseball

We play and watch baseball to get away from all of that other stuff. Right? Sorry, but you would be wrong.

CBS Chicago–10/25/2010

Grammy Award-winning rap artist Che "RhymeFest" Smith smiles before announcing his candidacy for Chicago 20th Ward alderman, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

Rhymefest For Alderman?

A Grammy Award-winning west side rapper wants to be on the city council.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2010

Supporters Listen To Vice President Joe Biden At Plumbers Hall (Lisa Fielding/WBBM Photo)

Biden Stumps For Quinn

The Vice President talks economy, says “things are looking up.”

WBBM Newsradio–10/13/2010