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Chicago Man Wins International Speech Competition

A 30-year-old man who came to Chicago from Bulgaria 10 years ago seeking a better life has won the top honors in an international speech competition.

08/26/2013

Barbara Byrd-Bennett discusses her appointment as chief executive officer of the Chicago Public Schools, replacing Jean-Claude Brizard. (Credit: CBS)

Bryd-Bennett Unveils Five-Year Plan For Improving Schools

With 49 elementary schools set to close next week, Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett was outlined a five-year plan to make sure the district’s students are prepared for college or a career after finishing high school.

06/10/2013

Janay McFarlane (Credit: Twitter)

Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Teen Whose Sister Attended Obama Gun Violence Speech

Murder charges have been filed against a man in connection with the shooting death of Janay McFarlane, 18, who was gunned down Friday just hours after her sister stood on stage with President Barack Obama as he delivered an address against violence.

02/20/2013

Janay McFarlane (Credit: Twitter)

Student Killed Hours After Sister Attended President’s Speech

18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS 2’S Mike Puccinelli.

02/16/2013

Karen Lewis

CTU President’s ‘Off With Their Heads’ Joke About Rich Drawing Fire

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis was drawing fire Tuesday over comments made in a speech last month, after a YouTube video surfaced of her jokingly saying “off with their heads” about the wealthy.

WBBM Newsradio–01/08/2013

William Daley (Getty Images file)

Bill Daley Considering Run For Illinois Governor

Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he’s “seriously” thinking about running for Illinois governor.

12/20/2012

Donne Trotter uses a term some may find offensive during a recent speech. (Amateur video)

Sen. Trotter Defends Use Of Racially Charged Word In Speech

It’s the latest trouble surrounding the state lawmaker as he campaigns for the 2nd Congressional District. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

12/13/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Cutting Short Trip To Democratic National Convention

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be spending a lot less time at the Democratic National Convention than he’d originally planned.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Chicago GOP Calls On Emanuel To Cancel DNC Speech

The Chicago Republican Party says Mayor Rahm Emanuel should cancel his Democratic National Convention speech and focus on city leadership.

09/02/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses new nursing education programs at a news conference at Malcolm X College on Tuesday. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Mayor Emanuel Prepares To Address Democratic Convention

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is offering a preview of the remarks he is expected to give at the Democratic National Convention next month.

WBBM Newsradio–08/22/2012

Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama Speaking To Crowd At Loyola

A crowd is coming to Loyola University in the Rogers Park neighborhood Thursday for a talk by the Dalai Lama.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Chicago Workers Protest Gov. Walker’s Speech In Springfield

Dozens of Chicago union workers boarded buses to Springfield Tuesday morning, where they joined about 3,000 other workers protesting today’s speech by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Shame On Karen Lewis

It’s too early for the Oscars and Emmys, I know, but I already have a nomination for the worst performance of the year by a new star of stage and screen: the president of the Chicago Teachers Union, Karen Lewis.

CBS 2–11/15/2011

Karen Lewis Video

Teachers Union: Lewis’ Mocking Of Duncan Was ‘Attempt At Humor’

Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis is apologizing for a mocking remark she made about U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

CBS 2 hosted two unemployed residents and an economic analyst Thursday as President Obama made his job-creation proposal. (CBS)

Chicagoans Have Hopes For Obama Job Plan

Two unemployed Chicagoans hope President Obama’s job-creation plan will help restart the U.S. economy and help their prospects. CBS 2’s Mike Parker was with them as the president laid out his proposal to Congress.

09/08/2011

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

Kirk Not Among Those Boycotting Obama’s Speech On Jobs

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) will not be counted among those boycotting President Barack Obama’s speech to Congress on jobs Thursday.

WBBM Newsradio–09/07/2011

The Dalai Lama spoke to a crowd of thousands at the University of Illinois at Chicago on July 17, 2011. He spoke about bridging the divide between faiths. (Credit: CBS)

Dalai Lama Speaks At UIC

“Be kind whenever possible and it is always possible.” That’s a quote from The Dalai Lama, a man whose philosophy of tolerance earned him The Nobel Peace Prize. It’s a philosophy that had roughly 7,000 people visiting the University of Illinois at Chicago on Sunday to witness his teachings in person.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2011

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich

Blagojevich To Teens: ‘You Must Get Involved’

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich told hundreds of high school students on Saturday that they should get involved in politics, even though he hopes his own kids stay away from it.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2011