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U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Colter Takes Northwestern Player Union Case To Capitol Hill

Members of a group trying to unionize college athletes sought out potential congressional allies Wednesday as they braced for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

04/02/2014

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

Hundreds of fast food and retail workers gathered outside the Rock N Roll McDonald's in Chicago on Aug. 29, 2013, as part of a one-day strike to demand a wage of at least $15 per hour. (Credit: CBS)

Fast Food, Retail Workers Stage One-Day Strike For Higher Wages

A couple hundred fast food and retail workers chanted “we can’t survive on $8.25” as they rallied outside and inside the Rock N Roll McDonald’s in the River North neighborhood.

08/29/2013

Dashboard display of a rearview backup camera in an SUV. (Credit: CBS)

Schakowsky Upset At Continued Delay In Backup Camera Rule For Cars

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky said she’s angry that the U.S. Department of Transportation has – for the fifth time – delayed rules requiring rearview cameras on all new cars.

06/24/2013

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.

02/11/2013

President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on January 24, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama said the focal point his speech is the central mission of our country, and his central focus as president, including "rebuilding an economy where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded."  (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Local Gun Control Advocate To Attend State Of The Union Address

Carolyn Murray was invited to the State of the Union by U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill).

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2013

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Democratic House Candidates Urge Voters To Cast Ballots Early

Democrats in the northwest suburbs are trying to prod more voters into casting ballots early, even though there are already many in line.

10/27/2012

Mitt Romney

Romney In Rosemont: ‘I’m An Economic Heavyweight’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a crack about the purported Chicago tradition of voting early and often Friday, as he campaigned at a restaurant in Rosemont.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

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Women’s Health Advocates Rally Against Birth Control Restrictions

Pro-choice advocates packed a Loop auditorium Friday to push back against restrictions to the availability of birth control.

CBS Chicago–02/24/2012

‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters Talk Economy, Education At Town Hall Meeting

Hundreds of people filled Chicago Temple for a “Move the Money” town hall meeting Thursday night, and then marched to LaSalle and Jackson Streets, to join and show support for Occupy Chicago protesters.

WBBM Newsradio–10/20/2011

Same Sex Marriage

Members Of Congress Hold Chicago Hearing On Same-Sex Marriage Rights

Three Illinois members of Congress held a hearing in Chicago Friday on their effort to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which they call blatantly discriminatory.

CBS Chicago–10/07/2011

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Schakowsky: Cuts Are Possible, Default Unlikely

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) is predicting there will be no government default on its bill, and that the debt ceiling will be lifted in return for some cuts.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2011

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky

Schakowsky, Other U.S. Reps Question Safety Of ‘Brazilian Blowouts’

A popular procedure for women to tame frizzy hair is getting some push back from members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.)

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011