Ald. Leslie Hairston (Credit: Facebook)

Prosecutors Investigating Alderman’s Offer Of Prizes To Voters

Cook County prosecutors have begun investigating a South Side alderman who admitted she made a mistake by offering rewards to her constituents if they vote in the upcoming election, no matter who they vote for.


Bruce Rauner (CBS)

Dems Say Rauner Trying To Buy Votes With $1M Pledge To South Side Credit Union

Republican Bruce Rauner, who’s been courting black voters as he tries to unseat Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn, made the promise during a meeting this week with more than 60 members of an African-American economic development group.


Baby gorilla Nora was born at Brookfield Zoo in November 2013. (Credit: Chicago Zoological Society)

Brookfield Zoo Names Baby Gorilla ‘Nora’

Nora is a female gorilla born last November to Koola, her 18-year-old mother. The name means “honor” or “light.”


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr smokes a cigar while leaving his house on Oct. 15, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by ABACAUSA.COM)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Votes By Absentee Ballot, No Event On Election Day

Jesse Jackson Jr.’s publicist says the ailing Illinois congressman has voted by absentee ballot.


Daley Plaza Christmas Tree

City Begins Search For Daley Plaza Christmas Tree

The city is already hunting down the official Christmas tree that will grace Daley Plaza, beginning around Thanksgiving.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011


Thousands Of Votes Still Have To Be Counted

Even though most of the polls closed 22 hours ago, thousands of votes still haven’t been counted. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports the counting could take weeks.

CBS Chicago–11/03/2010

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn right, greets a supporter before voting at the Galewood Community Church in Chicago. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

Quinn Votes, Says He Has No Regrets

Gov. Pat Quinn says voting “is the best way that citizens can speak the language of democracy.”