Mayor Rahm Emanuel cuts the ribbon at the opening of a new Chicago brewery. (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Gets In One More Ribbon-Cutting Before Leaving The Country

The mayor’s re-election campaign also released polling information that shows the incumbent has an edge. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.


Congressman Joe Walsh

Congressman Joe Walsh To Run In 8th District In 2012

Tea Party star U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) says he will run for reelection next year in the redrawn 8th District, rather than end up in a primary fight against a fellow Republican.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

Illinois State Senator, Rev. James Meeks (D-Chicago)

Meeks Won’t Run For Another Term In State Senate

Rev. and State Sen. James Meeks (D-Chicago) is the latest in a line of Chicago area lawmakers who have decided not to seek re-election.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2011

President Barack Obama at 'Moving America Forward' rally in Philadelphia

NEA Endorses Obama For Re-Election In 2012

The nation’s largest union – the National Education Association, meeting here in Chicago – has endorsed President Obama for re-election.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Backs Obama’s Re-Election, But Focused On Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will celebrate the Independence Day holiday by watching fireworks Monday night with friends.

CBS Chicago–07/04/2011

Eugene Schulter (source:

Longtime Ald. Eugene Schulter Drops Out Of Race

The alderman, who represents the Lincoln Square neighborhood, reportedly has his eye on a new job: county tax reviewer.