Illinois State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago) leaves the Dirksen Building federal courthouse on March 13, 2012, after he was released on bond, following his arrest for allegedly taking a $7,000 bribe. (Credit: CBS)

State Senator Works To Keep Derrick Smith From Being Reelected

Illinois State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) says he will do everything he can to prevent Rep. Derrick Smith from being reelected.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2012

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)

Durbin: Gas Prices Aren’t End Of The World For Obama

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) agrees a gas price spike doesn’t help President Barack Obama, but he says so far, it’s hardly a deal-breaker for the president.

WBBM Newsradio–02/22/2012

Dick Durbin

Durbin: Facing Re-Election Struggle, Obama Can Win

President Barack Obama is facing a serious struggle for re-election, according to his own political guru. But Obama ally Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says the race is winnable.

CBS Chicago–09/28/2011

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Secretary Of State White To Run For Another Term In 2014

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White used an appearance at the State Fair Wednesday to announce that he has changed his mind – he will be running for a fifth term.

CBS Chicago–08/18/2011

President Obama appears at a Democratic fundraiser at Chicago's Navy Pier on Thursday night. (AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Takes In $2 Million At Fundraisers

President Barack Obama headed back to Washington today, after a big night on the town to kick off his reelection campaign.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2011