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The CTA has rebuilt 10 miles of the Red Line, from 95th Street to Chinatown. (CBS)

Far South Side Residents Endorse Red Line Extension

The CTA has an ambitious proposal in the works: extending the Red Line from 95th Street south to 130th, with four stops along the way. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.

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Renju Varghese reacts to the death of Nelson Mandela in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. (CBS)

In Chicago’s Hyde Park, Sadness Spreads At News Of Mandela’s Death

Residents of the diverse community headed home Thursday and learned about the passing of Nelson Mandela. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

12/05/2013

First Democratically Elected President of South Africa Nelson Mandela

Illinois Tributes Begin Pouring In For Mandela

Reaction came swiftly Thursday from the Illinois political world after the South African government announced the passing of civil-rights icon Nelson Mandela.

12/05/2013

CBS 2 talked with members of African-American families about the George Zimmerman verdict. (CBS)

African-American Familes Not Optimistic After Zimmerman Acquittal

CBS 2′s Suzanne Le Mignot talks to parents and their sons about life after a jury finds neighborhood watch member George Zimmerman not guilty in the death of Trayvon Martin.

07/19/2013

Cardinal George talks with reporters Monday about the pope's resignation. (CBS)

Cardinal George Surprised At Pope’s Resignation

George says the Pope is a very private person and his public role was the most difficult for him.

02/11/2013

Combat file image (CBS)

Chicagoans React To Women In Combat Roles

Responses were mostly positive here in Chicago, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

01/24/2013

An American flag flies at half-staff Friday following the Connecticut school shooting. (CBS)

In Illinois, Flags Lowered To Half-Staff As Officials Express Horror At School Shooting

Gov. Pat Quinn was among the public officials who expressed condolences and horror at the shooting rampage, details of which were still emerging by late afternoon.

12/14/2012

A TV camera is set up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Divided Over U.S. Supreme Court Review Of Gay-Marriage Measure

Two families led by gay couples were optimistic it would finally mean the legalization of gay marriage nationwide.

12/07/2012

A TV camera is set up in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Some Call Health Care Ruling A Life Saver For Patients, Others Say It Will Destroy Business

The U.S. Supreme Court essentially upheld President Barack Obama’s health care plan Thursday, and Illinois political leaders and think tanks are alternately calling the ruling a guarantee for better health care, or a destructive stress on the economy.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2012

Illinois House Floor

Quinn’s Budget Address Draws Praise, Ire From Both Sides Of The Aisle

You didn’t have to be a Democrat to like Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget speech Wednesday, and you didn’t have to be a Republican to hate it.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2012

Gay Rights

Chicago LGBT Leaders React To California Ruling On Marriage Law

Chicago LGBT leaders are reacting Tuesday to the ruling in California that overturned Proposition 8, which prohibited same-sex marriage in the Golden State and took away the right after it had already been granted.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Chicago Koreans

Chicago Koreans Express Relief, Hope After Kim Jong Il’s Death

The news of dictator Kim Jong Il’s death is rocking Chicago’s Korean community, where many people are expressing relief.

CBS 2–12/19/2011

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich leaves court after his corruption conviction. (CBS)

Blagojevich: ‘Frankly, I Am Stunned’

After more than two years of publicly denouncing the charges against him at every turn, a “stunned” Rod Blagojevich left federal count a convicted felon.

06/27/2011

Blagojevich Leaves For Verdict

Political Reaction To Blagojevich Verdict

A variety of elected officials, many of them Republicans, began chiming in Monday moments after ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a Democrat, was convicted of most corruption charges against him at the close of his federal trial.

06/27/2011

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Concerned About Plan To Withdraw From Afghanistan

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he is concerned about President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

WBBM Newsradio–06/23/2011

Osama Bin Laden

Jubilation, Concern In Chicago After Bin Laden’s Death

Chicagoans are reacting to the death of Osama bin Laden this morning, with a mixture of jubilation, relief and concern.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011