Walter Jacobson

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Please Pass Along A Message, Mrs. Obama

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson hopes the first lady will convey an urgent message to her husband when she returns from Chicago.


Walter Jacobson and Bill Kurtis speak the the staff at WBBM-TV on the eve of their final broadcast. (CBS)

Kurtis, Jacobson Bid Farewell After Legendary Run

The legendary duo of Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson signed off as anchors Thursday after a re-teaming of more than two years at CBS 2.


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Walter’s Perspective: Allowing Guns On Public Transportation Is Madness

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says lawmakers shouldn’t cave to the demands of the NRA that Chicago commuters be allowed to carry concealed weapons.


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Walter’s Perspective: Washington Street Bike Plan Could Create Gridlock

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson is all for making Chicago more bike friendly, but he has some concerns about Mayor Emanuel’s plans for Washington Street in the Loop.


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Walter’s Perspective: Valentine’s Day Tarnished By The High Cost Of Cards

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson is a fan of Valentine’s Day, but not of the cost to buy a simple card.


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Walter’s Perspective: Don’t Teach Callers How To Play 9-1-1 System

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson has some advice for police officials who are instituting a new priority system for emergency calls.


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Walter’s Perspective: Rahm Showed For Jury Duty? Good For Him

Oh, what a nice days it’s been. Except for the damp and the grey outside, I had no reason today to be crabby, didn’t find a bad politician today to pick on.

CBS 2–02/05/2013

Former Illinois Governor George Ryan speaks to the news media at the federal courthouse following a verdict of guilty on all counts in his corruption trial April 17, 2006  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Walter’s Perspective: Leave George Ryan Be

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson takes a poll of commuters about the former governor of Illinois.


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Walter’s Perspective: New Property Tax Bills A Fascinating Read

Have you seen an envelope from the government of Cook County in the mail today, with news inside about how our tax dollars are being spent?

CBS 2–01/29/2013

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Walter’s Perspective: Raise Cash, Get Ambassador Post

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson smells something a little funny with reports that President Obama is considering Vogue editor Anna Wintour as a candidate for U.S. ambassador to Great Britain.


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Walter’s Perspective: Beyonce Lip Synced? So What?

So the world suspects that at the inauguration ceremony on Monday, Beyonce did not sing the National Anthem. She lip synced it.

CBS 2–01/22/2013

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Walter’s Perspective: No Sympathy For Te’o, Or Duped Media

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says he won’t be shedding any tears for the Notre Dame star.


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Walter’s Perspective: Chicago Isn’t Chicago Without The Pigeons

Chicago without pigeons is like Chicago without the lakefront, or the lions at the Art Institute, or the Cubs, or City Hall.


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Walter’s Perspective: President’s Cabinet Male-Heavy

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson says the Commander-in-Chief’s Cabinet stands to lose any sense of gender balance in his second term.


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Walter’s Perspective: More Of The Same Nothing From Lawmakers On Pension Crisis

It’s hard to believe, but there are some players in the news playing worse than the Fighting Irish.

CBS 2–01/08/2013

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Walter’s Perspective: Education Is Next Fiscal Cliff

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson sounds off on lawmakers and their inability to help keep schools running.


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Walter’s Perspective: The Koschman-Vanecko Court Case Is Classic Chicago Way

The Koschman-Vanecko story has become a really big one.

CBS 2–12/11/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Burglary At High-End Retailer Overshadowed By Price Of Merchandise

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson is flabbergasted by the type of merchandise ripped off from a hoity-toity Gold Coast store Thursday.


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Walter’s Perspective: Hooray For Rahm Standing Up To Parking Meter Firm

There’s no cheering the Chicago Bears this week, so I’m looking for something else to feel good about; to say “that’s fabulous,” and “right on,” and “go for it.”

CBS 2–12/04/2012

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Walter’s Perspective: Jackson Jr. Watch Is Thankfully Quiet

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson is grateful media coverage has died down about Jesse Jackson Jr., now that he has resigned his congressional seat.