State Of The Union

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster with Crest Hill computer science teacher Tara Linney at an Hour of Code event in December. (Credit: U.S. Rep. Bill Foster's Office)

Computer Science Teacher To Be Foster’s Guest At State Of The Union

Congressman Bill Foster will host a teacher as his special guest Tuesday night for President Barack Obama’s sixth State of the Union address.


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Kirk Wants Tough Talk On Terrorism From Obama During State Of The Union

Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is talking about what he is—and isn’t—looking forward to in President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday evening, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Malik Bryant, a 13-year-old Englewood boy had only one wish from Santa this year: "All I ask for is for safety I just wanna be safe." The White House sent a letter from President Barack Obama in response saying, "Please know your security is a priority for me in everything I do as President." (Credit: Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times)

Boy Who Asked Santa For Safety To Attend State Of The Union

A 13-year-old Chicago boy will be seated in first lady Michelle Obama’s box at the State of the Union.


President Obama speaking during his State of the Union Address. (Credit: Getty)

Obama Refers To Hadiya Pendleton In State Of The Union Gun Control Plea

President Obama connected Hadiya Pendleton to his own neighborhood as the teenager’s parents sat in the gallery, right next to the 1st lady. CBS 2’s Jim Williams spoke to them earlier.


Carolyn Murray; Michael Klonowski (CBS)

2 Locals Among Guests At State Of The Union Address

Two Chicago area residents have received invitations to attend President Obama’s State of the Union address, for markedly different reasons.


President Obama delivers inaugural address on Monday in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Traveling To Chicago Friday To Address Gun Violence

President Obama will be back in town Friday to talk about the ongoing gun violence in the city.


Luis Gutierrez

Illinois Politicians Talk Of Immigration Compromise

Talk of a political compromise on the nation’s immigration policies dominated a rally and workshops on the issue Saturday at Malcolm X College.


Tea Party Patriots Hold American Policy Summit

Paul: No Federal Money For Tornado Victims

U.S. Rep. and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul (R-Texas) says victims of the tornados in downstate Harrisburg and elsewhere in the Midwest and South shouldn’t receive any federal aid, and should instead buy insurance.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2012