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US President Barack Obama departs after making a statement to the press on April 2, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, on the shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Learns Of Ft. Hood Shootings During Chicago Fundraiser

The President learned about the shootings at Fort Hood right in the middle of a fundraiser at a restaurant on the Chicago River.

04/02/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference March 25, 2014, in The Hague, where leaders from around the world have come to discuss matters related to international nuclear security. (Photo by Toussaint Kluiters-Pool/Getty Images)

Chicago Or Not? U.S. To Host Nuclear Summit In 2016

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.

03/25/2014

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Obama Announces $320M Digital Lab For Chicago

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.

02/25/2014

Downtown Chicago skyline. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

New Lab Could Bridge Chicago’s Manufacturing Past, Digital Age

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.

02/24/2014

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy discusses the spike in homicides in January 2013 on the CBS 2 Morning News on Feb. 1, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

McCarthy: Decriminalizing Pot A Bad Idea

While President Obama seems to be supporting some decriminalization of marijuana, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says it’s a bad idea.

01/21/2014

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Trial Begins For ‘NATO 3′ Protesters Accused Of Firebomb Plot

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.

01/21/2014

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) [Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images]

Election Watch: Will Obamacare Hurt Democrats In 2014?

Less than a year from now, voters head to the polls for the 2014 midterm elections.

12/13/2013

Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tonado that ripped across Washington, Illinois has been preliminary classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Obama Declares 15 Tornado-Struck Counties Disaster Areas

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.

11/27/2013

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Food Stamp Outreach Boosting Illinois Medicaid Expansion

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.

11/11/2013

President Barack Obama and the Chicago Blackhawks. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Salutes Hockey’s Blackhawks At White House

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.

670 The Score–11/04/2013

Chicago Blackhawks  huddle around the Stanley Cup. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Blackhawks To Visit White House, President Obama Monday

President Barack Obama will host the Chicago Blackhawks at the White House on Monday, Nov. 4, to honor them for winning the 2013 Stanley Cup.

10/29/2013

Maina Kiai, United Nations special rapporteur, (left), speaks as another panelist, and President Barack Obama (right), listens during the International Civil Society event on September 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jin Lee-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: I Quit Smoking ‘Because I’m Scared Of My Wife’

President Barack Obama revealed Monday that he has not had a cigarette in six years, and an open microphone caught an unguarded and funny exchange in which the commander-in-chief acknowledged the driving force behind his kicking the smoking habit.

09/24/2013

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Illinois Lawmakers Divided On Military Intervention In Syria

Illinois lawmakers in Washington are having a hard time making up their minds about the Obama Administration’s proposal to strike out at Syria. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/03/2013

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Ernie Banks Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Chicago Cubs Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has been named a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Barack Obama announced on Thursday.

670 The Score–08/08/2013

Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, addresses world leaders during the United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

2 Chicago Men Charged With Illegally Lobbying For Mugabe

Prince Asiel Ben Israel, 72, and Greg Turner, 71, allegedly flouted U.S. sanctions against Mugabe and his inner-circle when they attempted to enlist four Chicago lawmakers to open a “back channel” to President Barack Obama and have the sanctions overturned.

08/07/2013

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich walks through a hoard of media toward his house before giving a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012, a day before reporting to prison. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Blagojevich Appeals Conviction, 14-Year Sentence

Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich filed an appeal just before a midnight deadline Monday that challenges the imprisoned former Illinois governor’s corruption conviction and 14-year prison term, including on grounds the trial judge allegedly committed a litany of errors.

07/16/2013

The White House viewed through a gate in front of the building. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Harper High Students’ Meeting With President, First Lady ‘A Wonderful Experience’

A group of South Side high school students was back in Chicago on Friday, after a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House.

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President Barack Obama. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Activist Who Taught Obama To Be Community Organizer Is Retiring

At 69, Greg Galluzzo is weeks from retiring — or at least not getting paid — from the Gamaliel Foundation, the training and consulting organization he has directed since 1986.

06/03/2013

A Congress Hotel worker walks the picket line during a decade-long strike that ended on May 30, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Congress Hotel Union Workers Call Off Decade-Long Strike

A longstanding labor dispute at the historic Congress Hotel ended on Thursday, when the union called off a decade-long strike.

05/30/2013

Just blocks from the security cordon around President Barack Obama's Kenwood home, a 29-yr old man was shot dead inside his home.   (Credit: CBS)

Man Shot And Killed Inside Hyde Park Home

A murder in Hyde Park, just blocks away from President Barack Obama’s home.

05/25/2013

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