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Jesse Jackson Sr. reunites with an Air Force Pilot 30 years after he negotiated his release from a prison in Syria. (Credit: CBS)

30 Years Later, Jackson Reunites With Released Air Force Pilot

On January 4, 1984, the Rev. Jesse Jackson brought then Navy Lt. Robert Goodman home. Jackson had negotiated Goodman’s release after he was held captive in Syria.

01/04/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (Photo by Evan Vucci-Pool/Getty Images)

Head Of Local Syrian-American Organization Says Obama Should Be Doing More

President Obama’s speech was watched with particular interest by Chicagoans of Syrian descent.

09/10/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks with David Letterman Monday. (CBS)

Emanuel Talks Syria, Chicago With Letterman

Gun violence, Syria and an impression of Bill Clinton highlighted a nearly 15-minute long appearance by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday on the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.

09/09/2013

Demonstrators wave a pre-Baath Syrian flag. (Photo credit: AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Demonstrators Gather In Loop To Call On Congress To Oppose War In Syria

As Congress prepares to re-convene and consider the President’s plan for military strikes against Syria, demonstrations in opposition are taking place across the country, including here in Chicago.

09/07/2013

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Colbert On Syria: ‘If America Cared About Shooting People, We’d Be Invading Chicago’

While speaking about Syria on The Colber Report last night (September 3rd), satirist Stephen Colbert decided to use Chicago as one of his punchlines.

09/04/2013

U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.)

Illinois Lawmakers Divided On Military Intervention In Syria

Illinois lawmakers in Washington are having a hard time making up their minds about the Obama Administration’s proposal to strike out at Syria. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

09/03/2013

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It’s The Little Things: Gallon Of Gas 45 Cents Cheaper This Labor Day

A year ago, the average price for a gallon of regular was $4.35. On Monday, the price was $3.90. CBS 2′s Mike Parker explains.

09/02/2013

Bill Foster

U.S. Rep. Foster: Response To Syria ‘Essential’

One of the four Illinois Congressmen who attended a closed-door briefing on Capitol Hill about Syria says a U.S. response is essential.

09/02/2013

Cardinal George talks with reporters Monday about the pope's resignation. (CBS)

Cardinal George Reacts To Pope’s Plea For Peace In Syria

Cardinal George says it is not only people of Muslim faith that are being hurt by violence in Syria.

09/01/2013

Anti-War Demonstrators Gather On Michigan Avenue

About 100 people staged a protest today on North Michigan Avenue over the possibility of military action against Syria reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser

08/31/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin Has Questions About Strike Against Syria

Sen. Dick Durbin wants to hear to hear specifics from President Obama before agreeing to military strikes against Syria because there are neither U.S. lives nor territory at stake.

08/30/2013

People search the rubble of a building which collapsed after it was allegedly bombed from the air during clashes between rebel fighter and pro-government troops on August 16, 2013, in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. (Photo credit: FOUAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Schakowsky: Too Many Questions Remain About Syria

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) said Thursday that Congress must have a say about what to do about the ongoing civil war in Syria.

08/29/2013

Demonstrators wave a pre-Baath Syrian flag. (Photo credit: AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Lawyer Raised in Syria Hopeful For U.S. Intervention

Chicago lawyer who has spent the past 2-and-a-half years fighting the Assad regime says the Syrian people are seeing light at the end of the tunnel, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

08/27/2013

University Of Chicago

Local Expert: Firing Cruise Missiles At Syria Would Be ‘Drive-By Shooting’

Professor John Mearsheimer says he’s expecting the U.S. to launch cruise missiles soon, punishing but not toppling the Assad regime.

08/27/2013

Ahmad Tounisi, 18, allegedly wanted to go to Syria to join a terrorist group. (Family handout)

Aurora Teen To Enter Plea On Terrorism Charge

A suburban Chicago teenager is expected to plead not guilty to a charge he sought to join an al-Qaida-linked group fighting Bashar Assad’s regime in Syria.

05/29/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Durbin: Use Of Chemical Weapons In Syria ‘Crosses A Line’

Senator Dick Durbin says the U.S. and its allies need to act swiftly to deal with the threat Syria poses to its own people, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

04/26/2013

FBI

FBI Arrests Aurora Teen On Charge Of Supporting Terrorism Overseas

The FBI arrested an Aurora teen they allege attempted to travel to Syria to join a jihadist militant group, according to an FBI press release.

04/20/2013

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Opinion: A Mad, Personal-Attacking, Interrupting Obama Loses Third Presidential Debate

Romney won this debate in more ways than one – most impressively due to his dignified style.

10/23/2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama debate (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Opinion: In Clear Victory Obama Shows Romney Isn’t Ready To Be Commander-In-Chief

What was most clear tonight, though, is that Mitt Romney has no idea how the world works and the Office of the President is no place for on the job training.

10/23/2012

Weird Al Yankovic.  (Photo by Paul McConnell/Getty Images)

Bernstein: This Performer Must Play Super Bowl 2013

It’s rare that a cause inspires me to add my name to an online petition.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2012

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