U.S. Rep. Danny Davis

Iraqi tribesmen carry their weapons as they gather, volunteering to fight along side the Iraqi security forces against Jihadist militants who have taken over northern Iraqi cities, on June 14, 2014, in the capital Baghdad. Leading Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani urged Iraqis on June 13 to take up arms against Sunni militants marching on Baghdad, as thousands volunteered to bolster the capital's defenses. (Photo credit: ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images)

Davis To Obama: ‘Do Everything In Your Power’ To Avoid Another Iraq War

One of President Obama’s staunchest allies in Congress is expressing concerns about the Administration’s plans to send some military personnel to protect the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

06/17/2014

Congressman Danny Davis on Friday Dec. 31, 2010 announces he is dropping out of the Chicago mayoral race. (CBS)

Rep. Danny Davis Hopeful For Deal To End Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceilling

Chicago Congressman Danny Davis says he has cautious hopes that Democrats and Republicans will resolve their stalemate over the budget, ending a partial federal shutdown and avoiding a devastating debt crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/14/2013

Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, addresses world leaders during the United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

2 Chicago Men Charged With Illegally Lobbying For Mugabe

Prince Asiel Ben Israel, 72, and Greg Turner, 71, allegedly flouted U.S. sanctions against Mugabe and his inner-circle when they attempted to enlist four Chicago lawmakers to open a “back channel” to President Barack Obama and have the sanctions overturned.

08/07/2013

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

Davis, Rush To Host Summit On Gun Violence In Chicago

The congressmen announced the two-day summit would be held at Chicago State University later this month. They plan to invite local, state, and federal officials to attend.

07/11/2013

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Teachers Union Bus Tour Puts Spotlight On Impact Of School Closings

Singing the civil rights anthem “Woke Up This Morning,” Congressman Bobby Rush called it “The Freedom Bus.”

CBS Chicago–04/04/2013

U.S. Capitol Dome

Former Congresswoman Cardiss Collins Dies At 81

Cardiss Collins, the first African-American woman to represent Illinois in Congress, has died at age 81.

02/05/2013

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Rush And Davis: Jackson Jr. Still ‘Can’t Take The Pressure’ Of Speaking Publicly

Two Chicago congressmen reiterated their support for Jesse Jackson Jr. on Saturday, saying the former Illinois congressman is suffering greatly and needs time to get healthy before he can address the public.

11/24/2012

U.S. Reps. Danny Davis (left) and Bobby Rush (right) discuss the resignation of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: CBS)

Jackson’s Colleagues: Congressman’s Resignation ‘Sad Day For America’

Many political leaders in Chicago were saying it’s a sad day to learn U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has resigned from Congress.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr leaving his house in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2012 (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Source: Jackson Jr. Was Talked Out Of Resigning Before Election

CBS 2 has learned U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. planned to step down weeks ago, ostensibly for mental health reasons, but a legal source said he talked Jackson and his wife, Sandi, out of that decision to resign before the election.

CBS 2–11/08/2012

US Attorney General Eric Holder (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Local Congressmen Discuss Committee Vote To Find Holder In Contempt

Two Chicago area Congressmen sit on the committee that voted to find U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. One voted in favor of the contempt citation, while the other against it.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

A woman mails a package as the Christmas deadline looms. (CBS)

Hillside Mayor Fights To Keep Post Office Open

The mayor of the western suburb of Hillside is trying to enlist U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) in an effort to keep its post office open.

WBBM Newsradio–07/27/2011

Rahm Emanuel Officially Announces His Bid To Become Mayor Of Chicago

Emanuel Makes It Official: He’s Running

After a month and a half of campaigning in Chicago, Rah Emanuel made it official on Saturday. He is running for mayor.

CBS Chicago–11/13/2010