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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)

House Bill Offers $100M To Lure Obama Presidential Library To Illinois

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has co-sponsored the measure. He said it’s a good idea, even if the state continues to face financial challenges.

04/17/2014

(Clockwise from top left) Republican candidates for governor Bill Brady, Kirk Dillard, Bruce Rauner, and Dan Rutherford. (Photo illustration by CBS)

GOP Gubernatorial Hopefuls Less Fiery In Final Debate

The four Republican candidates for Illinois governor made their cases for becoming the party’s nominee Thursday in their final televised primary debate — an evening that lacked the fiery exchanges of their previous meetings but was packed with more personal moments.

03/13/2014

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 speaks to the media at the briefing room of the White House (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hawaii, U Of C Vie For Obama Library

President Barack Obama’s term in office is not yet half over, but two universities are already vying for his presidential library.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2010