Northwestern University was preparing for a visit Thursday afternoon by President Barack Obama, who will be the first sitting president to visit the Evanston campus in 60 years.
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.
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.
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.
18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS 2’S Mike Puccinelli.
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.
Former White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he’s “seriously” thinking about running for Illinois governor.
It’s the latest trouble surrounding the state lawmaker as he campaigns for the 2nd Congressional District. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be spending a lot less time at the Democratic National Convention than he’d originally planned.
The Chicago Republican Party says Mayor Rahm Emanuel should cancel his Democratic National Convention speech and focus on city leadership.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is offering a preview of the remarks he is expected to give at the Democratic National Convention next month.
A crowd is coming to Loyola University in the Rogers Park neighborhood Thursday for a talk by the Dalai Lama.
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.
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.
Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis is apologizing for a mocking remark she made about U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
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.
U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) will not be counted among those boycotting President Barack Obama’s speech to Congress on jobs Thursday.
“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.
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.