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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel, Garcia Spar Over Obama Presidential Library Bid

The second phase of Chicago’s mayoral campaign is underway with the two sides battling it out over the proposed Obama Presidential Library.

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With Poll, Obama Foundation Hints At Library’s Likely Site

The foundation developing Barack Obama’s future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said, in the clearest sign to date that the library likely will go to the University of Chicago.

02/26/2015

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Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

The Hotel Florence, part of George Pullman's company town, is currently overseen by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which bought the building to avoid demolition. (Credit: CBS)

Pullman To Become Lasting Monument To Labor, Civil Rights History

The independent Newberry Library has preserved thousands and thousands of records from the Pullman Palace Car Company, which was the catalyst of the nation’s first industry-wide railroad strike, and the formation of the first all-black labor union

02/19/2015

The clock tower at the Pullman Administration Building, which was damaged by an arson fire in 1998. (Credit: CBS)

Obama To Visit Pullman For National Monument Designation

The White House says Obama will be in his hometown on Thursday. He’s expected to deliver remarks in the afternoon at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy.

02/19/2015

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush speaks to guests at a luncheon hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Potential Presidential Candidate Jeb Bush Delivers Foreign Policy Speech In Chicago

Jeb Bush hasn’t officially declared for president, but you wouldn’t know it from his speech today at the Chicago Council of Global Affairs.

02/18/2015

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez discusses a federal judge's ruling blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Gutierrez: Immigration Activists “Will Not Be Deterred” By Court Setback

Congressman Luis Gutierrez and other immigration activists in Chicago denounced a federal judge’s decision blocking President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration, but remained undeterred in their support for overhauling the nation’s immigration system.

02/17/2015

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to a group of Republicans at the Dallas County Spring Speaker Series February 9, 2015, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Christie was running near the back-of-the pack of the 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls, according to a recent poll of caucus-goers.  (Photo by Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Christie Stops In Chicago Area To Build Support For 2016

New Jersey’s Republican governor spoke Thursday before nearly 1,000 people at a Lincoln Day dinner held in suburban Chicago.

02/12/2015

From left to right: William "Dock" Walls, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Robert Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Willie Wilson on stage at the DuSable Museum of African American History. (Credit: CBS)

With Debates Over, Emanuel’s Challengers Plot Their Next Moves

With their final debate over and done with, Mayor Emanuel’s opponents are charting the next steps in their efforts to unseat him, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/11/2015

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Obama Seeks $2 Billion In Private Dollars For Clean Energy

President Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.

02/11/2015

From left to right: William "Dock" Walls, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Robert Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Willie Wilson on stage at the DuSable Museum of African American History. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Challengers Take Aim At Upcoming Presidential Visit During Debate

WBBM’s Craig Delilmore reports this debate focused largely on issues affecting the African American community and Mayor Emanuel more than once referred to President Barack Obama’s expected visit to designate part of the far South Side’s Pullman community as a national park.

02/10/2015

The clock tower at the Pullman Administration Building, which was damaged by an arson fire in 1998. (Credit: CBS)

Obama To Declare Pullman Neighborhood A National Monument

President Barack Obama will visit Chicago next week to designate the historic Pullman neighborhood – one of the first “company towns” in the U.S. – as a national monument.

02/10/2015

Map of the two proposed sites for the Obama Presidential Library presented by the University of Chicago. (Credit: University of Chicago)

Emanuel Introduces Plan To Transfer Park District Land For Obama Library

Bringing the Obama Presidential Library and Museum to Chicago might be a step closer to reality, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to unveil an ordinance he hopes will help ease concerns of the Barack Obama Foundation.

01/21/2015

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers the State of the Union address.  (Photo by Mandel Ngan-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama In State Of The Union: Tax Wealthy, Help Middle Class

Refusing to bend to the new Republican Congress, President Barack Obama unveiled Tuesday night an ambitious State of the Union agenda steeped in Democratic priorities, including tax increases on the wealthy, education and child care help for the middle class and a torrent of veto threats for the GOP’s own plans.

01/20/2015

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Kirk Wants Tough Talk On Terrorism From Obama During State Of The Union

Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is talking about what he is—and isn’t—looking forward to in President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/19/2015

Malik Bryant, a 13-year-old Englewood boy had only one wish from Santa this year: "All I ask for is for safety I just wanna be safe." The White House sent a letter from President Barack Obama in response saying, "Please know your security is a priority for me in everything I do as President." (Credit: Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times)

Boy Who Asked Santa For Safety To Attend State Of The Union

A 13-year-old Chicago boy will be seated in first lady Michelle Obama’s box at the State of the Union.

01/19/2015

This 23-acre site in North Lawndale has been proposed as a possible home for the Obama Presidential Library, as part of a bid by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

North Lawndale Residents Redouble Efforts To Get Obama Library

West Side residents staged a rally Thursday to make their case for building the proposed Obama Presidential Library in North Lawndale.

01/16/2015

President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

Emanuel Taking “Very Active Role” In Bid To Bring Obama Library To Chicago

The Barack Obama Foundation voiced concerns about the University of Chicago’s bid for the presidential library and museum, because its proposals would rely on using property owned by the Chicago Park District, not the university.

01/06/2015

This 23-acre site in North Lawndale has been proposed as a possible home for the Obama Presidential Library, as part of a bid by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Bids For Obama Presidential Library Could Be In Trouble

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s team is working to keep Chicago in play as the future home of the Obama Presidential Library, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/30/2014

Robert Blagojevich, the brother of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, speaks to the press following a verdict at his corruption trial August 17, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The jury deadlocked on all four felony counts against Robert, and prosecutors later dropped all charges. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Robert Blagojevich: Feds Used Me As ‘Pawn’ To Get Rod

The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his sibling on charges that he attempted to sell President Obama’s old Senate seat. Robert Blagojevich’s publisher gave The Associated Press an advance copy of the book, set for an April release.

12/22/2014

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