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VIDEO: President Obama Closes Clementa Pinckney Eulogy With ‘Amazing Grace’

President Barack Obama closed his stirring eulogy in South Carolina by leading the church in ‘Amazing Grace.’

06/26/2015

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Guess Who President Obama Is Not Following On Twitter

The president quickly followed all major professional Chicago sports teams, but one.

05/18/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (L) stand at the campaign headquarters for 4th Ward Alderman Will Burns in Chicago, Illinois, February 19, 2015.  (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago’s South Side To Get Obama Library: Sources

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on how the public is expected to hear the formal news in the coming days.

04/30/2015

The Hotel Florence, part of George Pullman's company town, is currently overseen by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, which bought the building to avoid demolition. (Credit: CBS)

Pullman: From Labor Strife To Historic Monument

President Obama reflected on the importance of the site, saying it holds a special place in his memory of his time in Chicago. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/19/2015

US President Barack Obama (R) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (C) arrive to speak at Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy in Chicago, Illinois, February 19, 2015. Obama designated the Pullman Historic District as a National Monument. The district was founded by railroad car manufacturer, engineer and industrialist George Pullman in 1880. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To The Rescue? President Is All Smiles — And Praise — For Mayor Emanuel

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was on hand as the president formally made Pullman a national monument — and as he spoke highly of Rahm Emanuel, his former White House chief of staff.

02/19/2015

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President Barack Obama Answers Questions from YouTubers: Recap

President Obama reached out to a younger generation today with a live online interview with three of the most popular YouTubers on the internet.

01/22/2015

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President Obama Interview with YouTubers Bethany Mota, GloZell and Hank Green: Watch Live

President Obama will field questions today from representatives of the online audience, represented by popular YouTubers Bethany Mota, GloZell Green, and Hank Green.

01/22/2015

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YouTubers to Interview Obama After State of the Union Address

President Obama, the leader of the free world, will field questions from representatives of the online audience, represented by three popular YouTubers.

01/16/2015

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Top Ten Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 06: The five recipients of the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors pose for a group photo following a dinner hosted by United States Secretary of State John F. Kerry from left to right top row: actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, singer-songwriter Sting, singer Al Green, from left to right bottom row: ballerina Patricia McBride and comedienne Lily Tomlin at the U.S. Department of State on December 6, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Kennedy Center Honors Five Extraordinary Artists

Singer Al Green, Actor and Filmmaker Tom Hanks, Ballerina Patricia McBride, Singer-Songwriter Sting and Comedienne Lily Tomlin Are the Honorees for the 37th Anniversary of This Acclaimed Annual Special

12/08/2014

US.. President Barack Obama presents the Medal of Freedom to former US representative Abner Mikva during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.   (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Awards Medal Of Freedom To Former Congressman Abner Mikva

Former U.S. Representative and longtime federal judge Abner Mikva will receive the nation’s highest honor granted to civilians today at a White House ceremony.

11/24/2014

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)

President’s Immigration Announcement Watched Closely Here

For Faviola Delgado and millions more, President Obama can temporarily lift the threat of deportation.

11/20/2014

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)

In Illinois, Obama’s Approval Rating Stands At 50 Percent

Even here in Illinois where he is a beloved son, the approval rating of President Obama is discouraging for Democrats.

11/04/2014

President Obama boards Air Force One at O'Hare in 2011. (Credit:  JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Land At Gary Airport, Not O’Hare, For Chicago Visit

When President Obama arrives on Wednesday evening, Air Force One will touch down at Gary airport, rather than the usual O’Hare International Airport.

09/30/2014

President Obama salutes with a cup in his hand in New York City.

#LatteSalute: A Silly ‘Controversy’ Exposed! (Obama Prefers Tea)

By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) — Some conservatives put Benghazi on the back-burner for a few hours on Wednesday to take President Obama to task for saluting the Marines with a coffee cup in hand […]

09/24/2014

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37th Annual Kennedy Center Honorees Announced

Continuing a longstanding tradition, CBS will broadcast The 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors.

09/04/2014

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. talks to reporters about his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned from Congress on Nov. 21, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson: Obama, Feds Need To Do More To Combat Chicago Violence

The Rev. Jesse Jackson and Mayor Emanuel are differing on where the fingers should be pointed when it comes to federal anti-violence help, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/09/2014

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Some Borrowers Could End Up Paying More In Interest Under Obama’s Student Loan Plan

On Monday, he expanded a program to make it easier for graduates to make their monthly loan payments. But CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports it could cost them more in the long run.

06/09/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. U.S. officials say Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan, was exchanged for five Taliban commanders being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to published reports. Bergdahl is in stable condition at a Berlin hospital, according to the reports.  (Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images)

Kirk: President Wrong To Swap Five Taliban Members For Captive U.S. Soldier

Kirk says it endangers military and diplomatic personnel stationed around the world. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

06/05/2014

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Obama Arrives In Chicago To Attend Two Fundraisers

Obama was expected to raise about $1 million for the campaigns of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, and other Senate Democratic hopefuls.

05/22/2014

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