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CBS 2 RAW VIDEO: Jay Levine’s Live Report Interrupted By Obama Protester

Viewers of the CBS 2 news on Wednesday briefly saw a protester interrupt a live report by Jay Levine, who was covering President Obama’s fund-raising visit to Chicago.

04/03/2014

President Barack Obama signs his signature health care reform bill into law after a year-long, bitter, partisan debate.  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Deadline Looms For Affordable Care Act Signup

Don’t delay. Enroll today.

03/21/2014

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

Local Labor Expert Wants More Changes To Go Along With Obama’s Overtime Guarantee

Now that President Obama wants to guarantee overtime pay for more American workers, one local labor law expert is hoping that changes are made in the regulations.

03/12/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses proposed gun control measures he's introduced to the City Council. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel To Competing Chicago Groups: Only One Bid For Obama Library

The mayor indicates Chicago needs a focused approached now that Columbia University in New York is competing for the project.

01/27/2014

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

Obama Commutes Illinois Prisoner’s Life Sentence On Drug Charges

Reynolds Wintersmith was a teenager at the time he was convicted for his role in a Rockford-based drug conspiracy, which included selling crack cocaine, and sentenced in 1994 to life in prison under then-mandatory federal guidelines.

12/19/2013

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Obama Hints He May Not Return To Chicago

The South Side resident suggests the location of his post-presidency home will be driven by what’s best for his family. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

11/29/2013

Oprah Winfrey and Ernie Banks each received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama on Nov. 20, 2013. (Photos by Alex Wong/Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama Honors Banks, Winfrey With Freedom Medal

President Barack Obama is bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on more than a dozen prominent Americans–including Chicago icons Ernie Banks and Oprah Winfrey–50 years after the death of the award’s founder, President John F. Kennedy.

11/20/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2013. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Indiana Rejects Obama’s Plan To Retain Canceled Insurance

Illinois regulators are still reviewing their options, but Indiana is saying “no” to President Obama’s request to reinstate individual insurance policies canceled because of the Affordable Care Act.

11/20/2013

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2013. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Offers A Fix For Those Losing Health Plans

Stung by several blunders surrounding the Affordable Care Act, President Obama on Thursday offered a message to millions of Americans upset about losing their existing health insurance policies.

11/14/2013

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Fr. Michael Pfleger join federal workers protesting the government shutdown in Federal Plaza. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Government Shutdown Continues, No Progress To Break Stalemate

There is no sign of a breakthrough in the federal government shutdown, which entered its eighth day on Tuesday.

10/08/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Has Questions About Strike Against Syria

Sen. Dick Durbin wants to hear to hear specifics from President Obama before agreeing to military strikes against Syria because there are neither U.S. lives nor territory at stake.

08/30/2013

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, left, stands with Hall of Famer Billy Williams as Banks is recognized before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom on August 13, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs Honor Ernie Banks For Receiving Presidential Medal

Thousands of fans, and the family that owns the Cubs honored Ernie Banks Tuesday night at Wrigley. CBS 2′s Mike Parker was there.

08/13/2013

Oprah Winfrey and Ernie Banks. (Credit: Rob Kim, Andy Lyons, Getty images)

Oprah, Ernie Banks To Receive Presidential Medal Of Freedom Awards

Chicago is well represented on this year’s list of Presidential Medal of Freedom Award winners as Oprah Winfrey and Mr. Cub Ernie Banks will be among the recipients.

08/08/2013

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Bus Tour Promoting Action On Climate Change Stops In Chicago

The bus stopped at 63rd and Dorchester at the Apostolic Church of God for the Chicago stop of the “I Will Act on Climate” national bus tour drumming up support for the Obama administration’s climate change agenda.

08/03/2013

Barack Obama (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Rakes In Cash At Chicago Fundraisers

The President is in his house tonight, and his night was all about taking back the House of Representatives.

05/29/2013

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.  (Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Pelosi Calls For Day Care Assistance For Working Moms During Chicago Visit

Speaking here in Chicago, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was urging women to fight hard for more day care assistance for working mothers, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/29/2013

Flooding overwhelms homes in Fox Lake. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

President Obama Signs Disaster Declaration For Illinois Flooding

President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for 11 counties in northeastern Illinois, including the entire Chicago metropolitan area. WBBM’s Bob Roberts says it opens the door for homeowners and businesses to seek disaster assistance.

05/11/2013

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AP Twitter Feed Hacked: Tweet About White House Explosion Bogus

Hackers briefly took over the Associated Press’ Twitter account, and posted a tweet about a bogus explosion at the White House that injured the president.

04/23/2013

President Obama speaking during his State of the Union Address. (Credit: Getty)

FBI: Miss. Man Arrested, Accused In Ricin Letter

A man in Mississippi has been arrested and accused of sending letters with suspected ricin poison to President Barack Obama and other leaders.

04/17/2013

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