President Obama

Barack Obama (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Inauguration Special For Durbin, Quinn

This inauguration is special for Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who introduced Obama to the world political stage in 2004.

01/21/2013

Dick Durbin

Durbin Expects Expanded Background Checks For Guns

Illinois U.S. Senator Richard Durbin says he expects Congress will vote to expand background checks for weapons purchases to include gun shows.

01/20/2013

Members of the South Shore Drill Team practice before heading to Washington. (CBS)

South Shore Drill Team Leaves For Inauguration Parade In D.C.

The South Shore Drill Team will march in the inaugural parade and pass the presidential reviewing stand, where they’ll be cheered on by the Commander-in-Chief.

01/18/2013

The Soul Children's Choir of Chicago will perform Jan. 19 at the Presidential Inauguration (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Local Children’s Choir To Perform At Inauguration

The Soul Children’s Choir of Chicago has a special place to fill in the presidential inauguration.

01/13/2013

Members of the South Shore Drill Team. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM Newsradio)

Drill Team Seeks Help With Big Trip To Obama Inaugural

A South Side drill team will be representing Chicago in this month’s Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington D.C. and it’s looking for donations to help cover the cost.

01/03/2013

Steve McMichael of the Chicago Bears removes his helmet during a game in 1990.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Bear McMichael To Run For Mayor Of Romeoville

The man they call “Mongo,” former Bears linebacker Steve McMichael, has filed papers to run for mayor of Romeoville.

12/26/2012

Diners enjoy free breakfast at Valois on Wednesday to celebrate Barack Obama's presidential victory on Tuesday night. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Hyde Park Valois Restaurant Offering Free ‘Victory’ Breakfast

One of President Barack Obama’s favorite restaurants in Hyde Park is offering free breakfast today, to celebrate the president’s victory Tuesday night.

11/07/2012

President Barack Obama accompanied by (from L-R ) First Lady Michelle and daughters Sasha and Malia appears on stage on election night November 6, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. President Barack Obama swept to re-election Tuesday, forging history again by transcending a slow economic recovery and the high unemployment which haunted his first term to beat Republican Mitt Romney. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Election 2012: Text Of President Obama’s Victory Speech

The text of President Obama’s Election Night speech, delivered on 11/6/2012 in Chicago

11/07/2012

Obama and Romney masks at Fantasy Costumes. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Costume Shop Finds Romney Holds Slight Edge Over Obama

Who’s going to win the presidential election? Sources say the winner will be…

11/01/2012

President Obama's Senior Campaign Advisor David Axelrod, in an interview with CBS 2's Jay Levine. (CBS)

President Obama’s Campaign Advisor Talks Hurricane Sandy, Upcoming Election

After 2 days off, the Presidential candidates are officially heading back to the campaign trail. You probably couldn’t tell that President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney stopped campaigning. That’s because they didn’t.

CBS 2–10/31/2012

U.S. President Barack Obama shakes hands with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on October 22, 2012 at the start of the third presidential debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. The final debate before the November 6 election is focusing on foreign policy. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Romney, Obama Trade Shots Over Foreign Policy In Final Debate

In the final presidential debate on Monday, President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney traded sharp attacks over their vision for foreign policy.

10/23/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Obama Threw Away First Debate

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson has some harsh words for President Obama and his performance at this week’s presidential debate.

10/04/2012

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

Another Person Shot Near Obama’s Chicago Home

A teenage boy was shot about a block from President Obama’s home, in the second such incident in the past week.

08/31/2012

Obama_Plaque

Plaque Marks Site Where Obamas Shared First Kiss

The Obamas kissed here.

08/16/2012

President Obama's Kenwood neighborhood mansion.

Obama Returning To Chicago To Attend Wedding Of Valerie Jarrett’s Daughter

President Obama is returning to Chicago this weekend to attend the wedding of the daughter of his close adviser, Valerie Jarrett.

06/12/2012

President Barack Obama waves at a crowd at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on January 11, 2012 upon his arrival to attend campaign events. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Returning To Chicago For Fundraisers

Two weeks after playing host at the NATO Summit, President Obama is returning to Chicago on Friday for a series of campaign fundraisers.

05/30/2012

President Obama speaks at the end of the NATO Summit. (CBS)

President Obama: Chicago ‘Performed Magnificently’ During NATO Summit

Ending a two day meeting of world leaders, President Obama said his hometown “performed magnificently” as a host for the NATO summit.

05/21/2012

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama step off Air Force One upon arrival at Chicago O'Hare International Airport May 19, 2012. Obama is in his hometown to host the 2012 NATO Summit. AFP PHOTO / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GettyImages)

Obama Arrives In Chicago For NATO Conference

President Obama has arrived in Chicago for the two-day NATO summit that is being held in his hometown amid protests by demonstrators.

05/19/2012

Demonstrators on Friday criticized the Obama administration's healthcare policy requiring the coverage of birth control. (CBS/Nancy Harty)

Chicago Rally Protests Federal Insurance Requirement

About 300 people, according to police estimates, stood in rainy Federal Plaza carrying signs that read “Stand up for Religious Freedom” and yellow balloons adorned with the word LIFE.

03/23/2012

Hank Williams Jr. (Right) and Gloria Estefan join together to sing "Are You Ready for some Football" in Spanish as part of the 40th Anniversary of Monday Night Football at Centennial Park in the Parthenon on June 22, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Hank Williams Jr. Gets Revenge Against FOX, ESPN

Williams’ has cut a new song “I’ll Keep My …,” calling out “Fox & Friends” and ESPN after an interview last week on the Fox News talk show led to the end of his association with the sports network and “Monday Night Football,” long home to his “Are you ready for some football?” theme.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

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