President Barack Obama
Joined by several families facing deportation, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) on Tuesday demanded President Barack Obama take “immediate” action that would prevent those families and others from being torn apart.
One of President Obama’s staunchest allies in Congress is expressing concerns about the Administration’s plans to send some military personnel to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.
As extremist militants tightened their grip on northern Iraq, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said he believes President Barack Obama isn’t up to the task of ending the violence and protecting American interests, and needs to overhaul his national security team.
Community activists have teamed up with the University of Illinois at Chicago to promote a 23-acre site in North Lawndale as a place to put the Obama Presidential Library.
A key subcontractor working on the campaign to promote President Barack Obama’s health care law in Illinois is a Chicago political strategy consulting firm owned by three former aides to some of the state’s most-powerful Democrats.
Environmentalists and Democratic political leaders gathered in Chicago to build a coalition they think will be needed to put the president’s climate change proposal into action.
A senior Norwegian diplomat says his country’s former ambassador to the United States was given a verbal lashing by Barack Obama’s chief of staff when the president was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009.
CBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist reports the findings in the National Climate Assessment released by the White House concluded U.S. temperatures have risen nearly 2 degrees since 1895, with most of that rise coming since 1970.
An Illinois House committee has voted a second time to approve $100 million in state funding to bring Barack Obama’s presidential library and museum to Illinois.
After returning from a visit to Ukraine, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) said the smallest spark could push the nation into war with Russia.
The President learned about the shootings at Fort Hood right in the middle of a fundraiser at a restaurant on the Chicago River.
Although President Barack Obama said Chicago would host the Nuclear Security Summit, the White House later said no city has been chosen. During his remarks, Obama also referenced the summit being in Washington.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn traveled to the White House on Tuesday, where President Barack Obama formally announced Chicago has been selected as the home of a new $320 million digital manufacturing hub.
News that a national, digital manufacturing laboratory will be built in Chicago offers hope that the city’s once-strong manufacturing sector can be rebuilt into a powerhouse of the 21st Century.
While President Obama seems to be supporting some decriminalization of marijuana, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says it’s a bad idea.
Defense attorney Sarah Gelsomino told the jury that her clients don’t represent a terrorism case. “Not even close,” she said, arguing that prosecutors have exaggerated the defendants’ actions.
Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.
The announcement came one day after Gov. Pat Quinn submitted his request for tornado relief for the affected counties, where more than 1,000 homes remain uninhabitable.
Although only a few hundred middle-class Illinois residents were able to sign up for health insurance last month on the crippled federal HealthCare.gov website, the poor appear to be having an easier time enrolling in an expansion of Medicaid — and are doing so by the thousands.
A beaming President Barack Obama saluted the Stanley Cup winning Chicago Blackhawks at the White House on Monday — a rare moment for a president hungry to see more victorious teams from his hometown.