Vice President Joe Biden

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Christie Back In Illinois To Stump For Rauner; Biden In Town For Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner both were getting some help from political heavyweights on the campaign trail on Monday, hoping for a boost in the race for governor.

08/25/2014

A customer purchases an AK-47 style rifle for about $1200 at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on December 17, 2012 in Tinley Park, Illinois (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Durbin Reintroduces Assault Weapons Ban In Congress

CBS 2’s Mike Puccinelli reports new laws could be tough to sell at gun shows, like one held in suburban Rosemont on Friday.

CBS 2–01/25/2013

Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (center) waves as he is welcomed by Vice President Joe Biden (left) and colleagues, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin (right) and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (far right) on Jan. 3, 2013. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Kirk Climbs Capitol Steps, Returns To Congress A Year After Stroke

Greeted by applause from fellow members of Congress and a crowd of onlookers, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) returned to the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, climbing the 45 steps of the Capitol Building one at a time.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2013

A combination picture of the vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R) at the Norton Center at Centre College in Danville, Ky., on Oct. 11, 2012. (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)

V.P. Debate A Much Feistier Affair Than First Presidential Debate

The gloves came off Thursday night in the race for president. The fireworks missing in the first presidential debate came out in Kentucky, at the vice presidential debate.

10/11/2012

Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Republican presidential candidate Barack Obama (R) have both drawn criticism for negative comments during the 2012 presidential campaign, which seems to be growing increasingly nasty. (Credit: CBS)

Presidential Race Turning Increasingly Ugly, But Will It Matter?

Racial undertones, nasty accusations – in just the past few days, the 2012 presidential campaign has taken what appears to be a caustic turn. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov takes a look at what was said and what it means.

CBS 2–08/15/2012

Vice President Joe Biden

Biden Visit Ties Up Afternoon Traffic

Commuters experienced additional traffic troubles during the afternoon rush hour Thursday, as Vice President Joseph Biden came to Chicago.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Vice President Joe Biden

Biden Rips Republicans In Speech To NEA

Vice President Joe Biden has been in Chicago, speaking to a nationwide teachers union, saying Republicans are attempting to blame educators for budget shortfalls; and he said that’s “one of the biggest scams in modern American history.”

CBS Chicago–07/03/2011

Vice President Joe Biden

Biden Coming To Chicago For Epilepsy Benefit

Vice President Joseph Biden is visiting Chicago Tuesday night for a worthy cause.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011