President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama greets voters before casting  his ballot while participating in early voting on Monday in Chicago. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Voter Teases Obama: ‘Don’t Touch My Girlfriend’

CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports the president had quite an encounter with a couple of voters this morning at his polling place at 43rd and Cottage Grove.

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President Barack Obama hugs Gov. Pat Quinn during a rally at Chicago State University on Sunday . Obama attended the event to encourage Democrats in Illinois to vote early and cast ballots for Quinn against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner. (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Fires Up Democrats, Urges Early Voting For Quinn

President Barack Obama was in Chicago on Monday, with a focus on rallying fellow Democrats to cast their ballots in the race for governor.

10/20/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes 'wherever they exist', Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with 'partner forces' on the ground in Syria and Iraq. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama Making Chicago Visit To Support Quinn

President Obama will be back in Chicago Sunday for the second time this month in an attempt to give a boost to Governor Pat Quinn’s re-election campaign.

10/19/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Northwestern University October 2, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois. Obama spoke about the economy to a group at the Kellogg business school after attending a fundraiser at another location earlier in the day. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Obama Touts Economic Progress In Northwestern Speech, Attends Quinn Fundraiser

President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit the campus of Northwestern in 60 years as he delivered a speech on the economy there Thursday afternoon.

10/02/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes 'wherever they exist', Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with 'partner forces' on the ground in Syria and Iraq. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama To Visit Northwestern For Speech On The Economy

Northwestern University was preparing for a visit Thursday afternoon by President Barack Obama, who will be the first sitting president to visit the Evanston campus in 60 years.

10/02/2014

President Barack Obama shortly after arriving at Gary-Chicago International Airport. (Credit: CBS)

Pres. Obama In Chicago For Quinn Fundraiser, NU Speech

President Barack Obama arrived at the Gary-Chicago International Airport on Air Force One Wednesday evening. The president is spending the night in Chicago and will spend Thursday at a fundraiser for Governor Quinn and a speech at Northwestern University in Evanston.

10/01/2014

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Businessman Goes On Trial For Illegally Lobbying On Behalf Of Mugabe

Prosecutors painted the 72-year-old C. Greg Turner as a greedy opportunist who sought to cash in on President Barack Obama’s election by secretly and illegally lobbying Chicago politicians to lift U.S. sanctions against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.

10/01/2014

President Obama and Gov. Pat Quinn eat at Valois in May 2014.

Obama Expected To Attend Quinn Fundraiser Wednesday

President Barack Obama’s popularity might be wavering nationally, but it’s still pretty high in Illinois, and Gov. Pat Quinn was welcoming the president’s appearance at what’s expected to be a campaign fundraiser on Wednesday.

09/30/2014

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

University Of Chicago, UIC Named Finalists For Barack Obama Presidential Library

The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois-Chicago were both named finalists to host Barack Obama’s presidential library.

09/15/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk discusses his recovery from a stroke, a day before he returns to work at the U.S. Capitol. Kirk suffered the stroke on Jan. 23, 2012, and underwent extensive rehabilitation before his scheduled return to the Senate on Jan. 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Kirk Urges Republican Colleagues Not To Play Politics With Military Action Against ISIS

U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is warning fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill against trying to score political points over President Obama’s plan to attack and destroy the Islamic State terrorists, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/11/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes 'wherever they exist', Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with 'partner forces' on the ground in Syria and Iraq. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Calls For Airstrikes To Combat ISIS

CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of […]

09/10/2014

Dick Durbin

Durbin: Blame House GOP, Not Obama For Immigration Reform Delay

Some advocates for comprehensive immigration reform have expressed outrage that President Barack Obama won’t take executive action to impose reforms until after the fall elections, but U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said he won’t criticize the president’s decision.

09/09/2014

Shiite Muslim fighters from the Saraya al-Salam  (Peace Brigades), a group formed by Iraqi Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and tasked with defending the holy sites of Shiite Islam, brandish their weapons as they hold a position on the Jurf al-Sakhr front line, the scene of heavy fighting against advancing Jihadist militants and fighters of the Islamic State (IS), south of the capital Baghdad, on August 18, 2014. (Photo credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

Durbin Expects Congress To OK Military Resources To Combat ISIS

As President Barack Obama prepared to outline an expanded U.S. campaign to defeat an ultra-violent militant group in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin was offering a few ideas on what the president should include in his speech.

09/08/2014

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STEM Education & Why President Obama Has Made It An Educational Priority

Innovation drives the U.S. economy, and employees with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills have become a hot commodity in post-recession America.

08/27/2014

James Foley on assignment in Aleppo, Syria. (Credit:  Nicole Tung)

Obama Condemns James Foley’s Execution, Calls ISIS ‘Cowardly’

A visibly angry President Barack Obama condemned the beheading of veteran journalist and Northwestern University alum James Foley as “an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world.”

08/20/2014

President Barack Obama's great uncle Charles Payne and his wife Melanie, leave after celebrations marking the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Buchenwald Nazi concentration camp outside Weimar April 11, 2010. Over 50.000 prisoners -Jews, non-Jewish Poles and Slovenes, religious and political prisoners, Roma and Sinti, Jehovah's Witnesses, criminals, homosexuals, and prisoners of war- died in the camp between 1937 and 1945. (Photo credit: JENS SCHLUETER/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama’s Great Uncle, Charles Payne, Dies

President Barack Obama’s great uncle, Charles T. Payne, a World War II veteran and chemical engineer turned library pioneer, has died at the age of 89.

08/12/2014

Congressman Luis Gutierrez calls on President Barack Obama to use his executive powers to stop deportations. (Credit: CBS)

Gutierrez Urges Obama To Take Immediate Action To Halt Deportations

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.

07/08/2014

Iraqi tribesmen carry their weapons as they gather, volunteering to fight along side the Iraqi security forces against Jihadist militants who have taken over northern Iraqi cities, on June 14, 2014, in the capital Baghdad. Leading Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani urged Iraqis on June 13 to take up arms against Sunni militants marching on Baghdad, as thousands volunteered to bolster the capital's defenses. (Photo credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

Davis To Obama: ‘Do Everything In Your Power’ To Avoid Another Iraq War

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.

06/17/2014

Iraqi tribesmen carry their weapons as they gather, volunteering to fight along side the Iraqi security forces against Jihadist militants who have taken over northern Iraqi cities, on June 14, 2014, in the capital Baghdad. Leading Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani urged Iraqis on June 13 to take up arms against Sunni militants marching on Baghdad, as thousands volunteered to bolster the capital's defenses. (Photo credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk: Obama “Not Up To This Job” In Violence-Torn Iraq

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.

06/16/2014

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)

UIC Adds North Lawndale Site To Bid For Obama Library

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.

06/16/2014

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