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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

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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

Ernie Banks

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.

WBBM Newsradio–06/07/2013

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

A resident of Des Plaines walks through floodwater to get to his home on Friday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster Areas

On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.

05/09/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama announces that he will nominate Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker for Commerce Secretary. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Obama Taps Penny Pritzker As Commerce Secretary

Another Chicagoan could soon join President Barack Obama’s Cabinet. The president nominated billionaire and longtime fundraiser Penny Pritzker to be the next U.S. Commerce Secretary.

05/02/2013

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Hearing On Controversial EPA Plan To Reduce Car Pollution Being Held In Chicago

The Obama Administration is holding a second and final public hearing today in Chicago on its controversial plan to sharply cut air pollution from cars, starting in 2017.

04/29/2013

This video grab taken from North Korean TV on March 20, 2013 shows a Self-Propelled Suface to Air Missile during North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's overseeing of a live fire military drill using drones and cruise missile interceptors. (Photo credit: NORTH KOREAN TV/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk Backs Obama’s Strategy On North Korea Threats

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said he’s concerned about the increasing tensions between North Korea and the United States and its allies.

WBBM Newsradio–04/05/2013

Barack Obama (Photo by Jay LaPrete/Getty Images)

President Obama Picks Indiana To Win NCAA Title

President Barack Obama is picking Indiana to go all the way in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2013

President Barack Obama (C) is briefed about an electric car by researcher Henning Lohse-Busch at a tour of the Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, Illinois, on March 15, 2013 before speaking on American energy. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Tours Argonne National Laboratory, Proposes $2B In Research

The president spent time Friday at several stations at the facility that research how cars use energy.

03/15/2013

Penny Pritzker, a member of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and the National Finance Chairwoman of Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, stands outside as US President Barack Obama meets with US military veterans at the Gateway Breakfast House in Portland, Oregon, July 24, 2012. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

Pritzker Resigns From School Board; Obama Cabinet Next?

Chicago businesswoman Penny Pritzker has resigned from the Chicago Board of Education.

03/14/2013

The White House (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

No Deal To Delay Sequestration Cuts, Illinois Could Be Hit Hard

With no deal in sight to avoid $85 billion in automatic federal budget cuts – known as the sequester – airports could see delays, some public services might be disrupted, and many federal workers could be forced to take lower pay, layoffs, or mandatory furloughs.

03/01/2013

Janay McFarlane (Credit: Twitter)

Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Teen Whose Sister Attended Obama Gun Violence Speech

Murder charges have been filed against a man in connection with the shooting death of Janay McFarlane, 18, who was gunned down Friday just hours after her sister stood on stage with President Barack Obama as he delivered an address against violence.

02/20/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about gun violence as well as the economy at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago on February 15, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Students: Stronger Gun Laws, Economic Measures Will Make Streets Safer

President Barack Obama made a pitch for tighter firearms controls as well as economic measures that he says could improve young peoples’ safety in the long run.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2013

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