Tom Cross


Two Weeks After Election, State Treasurer’s Race Could Be Decided By Fewer Than 400 Votes

The contest between Republican Tom Cross and Democrat Mike Frerichs has tightened as officials count mail-in and provisional ballots. Cross holds a slight edge.


Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross (Credit: CBS)

House GOP Leader Cross Announces Run For State Treasurer

Cross, who faces a Republican opponent in the March primary, had considered seeking the state’s attorney general post, but the former prosecutor changed course after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan decided to seek re-election.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Calls Out Legislative Leaders Over Pension Inaction

Gov. Pat Quinn has called out the state’s top two Democratic legislative leaders over the General Assembly’s inaction on pension reform.


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.


State Rep. Derrick Smith.

Jesse White Calls For Rep. Smith To Resign; GOP Wants Probe

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is calling on his onetime political protégé, State Rep. Derrick Smith (D-Chicago), to resign after his arrest for bribery.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2012

The state of Illinois is paying millions to repave private parking lots. (CBS)

State Paying For Parking Lots Most Taxpayers Will Never Use

At a time when the state of Illinois is crying poor, taxpayers are forking over millions to repave parking lots for local governments and private entities. CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.

CBS Chicago–06/17/2011

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Fight Over District Maps Complicating Legislative Session

Illinois House Republican Leader Tom Cross says hard feelings over Democrat-lead redistricting, are complicating final weeks of the legislative session.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2011

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Medical Marijuana Bill Goes Up In Smoke In Ill. House

A proposed pilot program for medical marijuana in Illinois failed to generate enough votes of support in Springfield on Thursday.


Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Protests State Plan For Education Cuts

Top Illinois House leaders are proposing a big cut in education spending in the coming fiscal year.

WBBM Newsradio–04/01/2011

State Senate President John Cullerton

Report: Cullerton Moves To Repeal Video Poker Law

In a surprise move, Senate President John Cullerton Wednesday took steps to gut the controversial 2009 state law that authorized video gambling machines in bars and restaurants throughout the state, the Sun-Times is reporting.


Illinois governor's office

Meetings Continue On Tax Hike Plan With No Result

It’s been another busy but markedly unproductive day in the Illinois General Assembly, which is aiming to raise our taxes but not there yet.