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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

President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

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

President Barack Obama. (Toussaint Kluiters-Pool/Getty Images)

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

Jeff Samardzija, left, and Jose Quintana. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: Attempting To Restore Enthusiasm To The Crosstown Series

How about a day-night doubleheader, with one game at the Cell and one at Wrigley?

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A protester disrupts Jay Levine's live shot. (CBS)

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

President Barack Obama. (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

President Barack Obama. (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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