George says the Pope is a very private person and his public role was the most difficult for him.
Responses were mostly positive here in Chicago, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
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.
Two families led by gay couples were optimistic it would finally mean the legalization of gay marriage nationwide.
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.
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.
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.
The news of dictator Kim Jong Il’s death is rocking Chicago’s Korean community, where many people are expressing relief.
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.
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.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he is concerned about President Barack Obama’s decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.
Chicagoans are reacting to the death of Osama bin Laden this morning, with a mixture of jubilation, relief and concern.
- Board Votes To Close 49 Chicago Elementary SchoolsThe Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday voted to close 49 elementary schools, in what is believed to be the biggest single mass shutdown of schools in U.S. history.4345
- Lockdown Lifted At Morton West High SchoolMorton West High School has been placed on lock down for precautionary reasons after an unknown individual entered the building.558
- Former Glenbard East Student Accused Of Planning Columbine-Type AttackA 19-year-old former student at Glenbard East High School in Lombard was in custody on Wednesday, accused of planning a "Columbine-style" attack on the school, with a list of people he wanted to target.561
- Woman Robs North Side BankA woman robbed a Lakeview bank Tuesday afternoon on the city’s North Side.262
- Four Schools To Be Spared From Closing; Another To Be DelayedHours before a final vote by the Chicago Board of Education, Chicago Public Schools officials have agreed to back off of plans to close four of the 53 elementary schools targeted for closing at the end of the school year, Board Vice President Jesse Ruiz confirmed Wednesday morning.415
- Boy, 17, Fatally Shot In Back Of The YardsA teenage boy was fatally shot in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday evening, police said.147
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