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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the ongoing negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program on April 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. In exchange for Iran's agreement to curb their country's nuclear proliferation, the United States would lift some of the crippling sanctions imposed. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Democrats Join Business, Environmental Leaders In Push For President Obama’s Clean Power Plan

Congress members are joining business, religious and environmental leaders in pushing for President Barack Obama’s “Clean Power Plan,” reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/05/2015

Network cables are plugged in a server room. (Photo by Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)

Obama Unveils High-Speed Internet Help For Low-Income Homes

Calling the Internet a 21st century necessity, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled a program to bring faster Internet connections to more low-income households, particularly to help students living in public and assisted housing stay ahead in school.

07/16/2015

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) speaks to the media after attending a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry on Capitol Hill, April 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. Secretary Kerry visited with members of the House and Senate to discuss the ongoing Iran Nuclear negotiations.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Kirk Slams Iran Deal, Says Obama Condemning Middle East To Nuclear War

After President Barack Obama announced a landmark deal to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk called the agreement “unremittent garbage” and accused the president of wanting Iran to obtain a nuke.

07/15/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 14:  Former Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT)  (L) co-chair of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, speaks about Iran while flanked by former CIA Director, retired Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden (C), and former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns (R) during a Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill July 14, 2015 in Washington, DC. The committee is hearing testimony on the implications of a nuclear agreement with Iran.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Democrats Skeptical Of Iran Nuclear Deal, GOP Mostly Hostile

Under the historic accord, Iran’s nuclear program would be curtailed in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions. The agreement aims to avert the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.

07/14/2015

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk from the Green Room to speak on the nuclear deal with Iran on July 14, 2015 at the White House in Washington, DC.(Photo credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Nuclear Deal: Fine ‘New Chapter’ Or ‘Historic Mistake’?

Iran, the United States and other world powers struck a historic deal Tuesday to curb Iranian nuclear programs in an agreement aimed at easing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran hanging over the volatile Middle East. In exchange, Iran will get billions of dollars in relief from crushing international sanctions.

07/14/2015

People celebrate in front of the US Supreme Court after ruling was announced on the Affordable Care Act. June 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. The high court ruled that the Affordabvle Care Act may provide nationwide tax subsidies to help poor and middle-class people buy health insurance.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Ruling Allows Illinoisans To Keep Obamacare Subsidies

More than 230,000 Illinois residents could have lost the tax credits that help them pay for coverage if the court had ruled the other way. In Illinois, the average monthly subsidy is $211. Without tax credits, consumers would have seen their premiums increase, on average, by 169 percent.

06/25/2015

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Lawmakers Seek Disaster Aid For Businesses Damaged By Fairdale Tornado

The congressional delegation for Illinois is asking President Barack Obama to make a disaster declaration allowing small businesses to get loans in recovery from severe storms and tornadoes in northern Illinois in April.

06/04/2015

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, with President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

After Firing, Tom Thibodeau Gets Support From President Obama, Rahm Emanuel

Thibodeau was fired Thursday after five seasons in charge of the Bulls.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2015

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Axelrod: Race A Factor In Some Criticism Of President Obama

The political strategist who coined the “Yes We Can” slogan for Barack Obama’s first presidential campaign says he thinks race plays a role in some of the harsh criticism the president receives, even now, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/17/2015

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the ongoing negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program on April 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. In exchange for Iran's agreement to curb their country's nuclear proliferation, the United States would lift some of the crippling sanctions imposed. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

What Will Be Inside The Obama Presidential Library?

It will create 3,300 construction jobs, 1,900 permanent jobs and attract 40 new businesses.

05/12/2015

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It’s Official: University Of Chicago To Get Obama Library

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama confirmed a decision that has been clear for nearly two weeks early Tuesday, as they announced online the Obama presidential library is coming to “Sweet Home Chicago.”

05/12/2015

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the ongoing negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program on April 2, 2015 in Washington, DC. In exchange for Iran's agreement to curb their country's nuclear proliferation, the United States would lift some of the crippling sanctions imposed. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Library Announcement Set, But Rahm Not Celebrating Until It’s Official

The long-awaited formal announcement of a decision made months ago is now less than a day away. It’s been known for nearly two weeks that the Barack Obama Presidential Library will be built in Chicago on the South Side, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t claiming victory until it’s official.

05/11/2015

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Obama Library Site Selection Will Raise New Questions On South Side

With the official announcement coming Tuesday that the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum will be built in Chicago, comes a host of other questions, from exactly where it will be built, to the impact the project will have on small businesses on the South Side.

05/11/2015

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Illinois Democrats Voice Opposition To Obama’s Pacific Trade Pact

If most of Illinois’ Democratic congressional legislation gets its way, President Barack Obama will not get fast-tracked authority to negotiate an historic trade pact with 11 Pacific Rim nations.

05/07/2015

Governor Bruce Rauner waits for the arrival of  President Barack Obama at the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy on February 19, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama used the event to designate Chicago's historic Pullman district a national monument. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Rauner Signs Legislation Aiding Obama Library, Lucas Museum

Gov. Bruce Rauner bolstered plans to build the Barack Obama Presidential Library and filmmaker George Lucas’ museum in Chicago.

05/01/2015

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Biden To Speak On Sexual Assault Prevention At University Of Illinois

According to the White House, Thursday’s talk is expected to highlight the “It’s on Us” campaign President Obama kicked off last year. The president’s initiative began as sexual assaults on college campuses became a frequent topic of news coverage.

04/23/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel places his hand over his face as he laughs at his own joke during a news conference at Carole Robertson Center for Learning April 8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Emanuel was elected to his second term as mayor after defeating Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in a runoff election. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Rahm Laughs Off Latest Rumors About Going Back To White House

“This is the best job I ever had,” he said. “I have no interest in another job. Zero, zilch, none, nothing, okay?”

04/09/2015

US President Barack Obama signs a Memorandum of Disapproval regarding S.J. Res. 8, a joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the rule submitted by the National Labor Relations Board relating to representation case procedures, at the White House in Washington, DC, March 31, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Emission Cuts Ordered By Obama May Not Survive Beyond End Of His Presidency

The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency.

04/01/2015

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

Does Mayor Emanuel Know Where Chicago’s Airports Got Their Names?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared to suggest renaming one of Chicago’s airports after President Barack Obama on Thursday, but also sounded confused about how the O’Hare and Midway got their current names.

03/26/2015

GOP Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate Plan

House Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama’s strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration’s plan to limit carbon pollution.

03/24/2015

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