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Michelle Obama's office said the first lady chose what's been dubbed "Kailua Blue" to distinguish her family's china from the red, green, blue and yellow used on more recent state services. (Credit: WhiteHouse.gov)

China From Antioch Company Picked For White House State Dinners

Tableware from Pickard China in Antioch made its debut as the official White House china at a state dinner Tuesday.

05/02/2015

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Biden To Speak On Sexual Assault Prevention At University Of Illinois

According to the White House, Thursday’s talk is expected to highlight the “It’s on Us” campaign President Obama kicked off last year. The president’s initiative began as sexual assaults on college campuses became a frequent topic of news coverage.

04/23/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel places his hand over his face as he laughs at his own joke during a news conference at Carole Robertson Center for Learning April 8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Emanuel was elected to his second term as mayor after defeating Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in a runoff election. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Rahm Laughs Off Latest Rumors About Going Back To White House

“This is the best job I ever had,” he said. “I have no interest in another job. Zero, zilch, none, nothing, okay?”

04/09/2015

With students from a range of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competitions from across the country looking on, U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks after viewing science projects at the White House Science Fair. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Two Chicago Area Students Honored At White House Science Fair

Two Chicago area students were honored at the annual White House Science Fair Monday.

03/23/2015

The White House (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Suspicious Letter Sent To White House Linked To Homeless Chicago Man

It contained a milky white substance that tested negative at first for cyanide, and then positive during a second test. It’s being tested a third time.

03/19/2015

Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis (Chicago Police Department)

Chicago Cop Slain In 2011 Gets Medal Of Valor

The mother and fiancée of Officer Clifton Lewis accepted his posthumous Medal of Valor, awarded by Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder.

02/11/2015

A small drone hovers in the sky on February 1, 2014 during a meet-up of the DC Area Drone User Group. Drone enthusiasts from the Washington area, who come together regularly to fly their small machines, see great civilian potential for unmanned aerial vehicles, from construction work to wildlife conservation. AFP PHOTO / Robert MacPherson (Photo credit should read Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images)

Drone Crash At White House Raises Wider Security Concerns

Low-flying drones have become increasingly sophisticated and affordable instruments that authorities worry could also become tools for terrorists or others meaning to do harm.

01/26/2015

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Chicago, 6 Other U.S. School Districts To Teach Computer Science

The seven largest school districts in the U.S. are joining more than 50 others to start offering introductory computer science to all their students, the White House said Monday.

12/08/2014

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama met with the Jackie Robinson West All-Stars in the Oval Office of the White House on Nov. 6, 2014.  (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Chicago’s Little League Champs Visit The White House

Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team has made the obligatory champions’ visit to the White House.

11/06/2014

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Your City Guide to Washington D.C.

Refer to this guide to the best dining, lodging and attractions in Washington D.C.

08/19/2014

Tess Boghossian of Palatine during her recent trip to the White House. (Boghossian Family)

Palatine Girl, 12, Rewarded For Healthy Recipe: Lunch With First Lady

It was a day Tess Boghossian of Palatine will never forget. She was one of 54 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Contest, chosen for her healthier version of Lincoln’s Inaugural Soup. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports.

07/18/2014

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Winning Soup Recipe Has Palatine Girl Headed To White House

A 12-year-old girl from Palatine is going to the White House to meet First Lady Michelle Obama and as CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports, her winning recipe has an Illinois connection.

07/15/2014

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Suburban Girl, 12, Headed To White House With Winning Soup Recipe

A 12-year-old Palatine girl has a lunch date at the White House with Michelle Obama.

07/05/2014

USA goalie Tim Howard. (Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

Tim Howard Should Probably Run For President

Howard set a World Cup-record with 16 saves yesterday.

CBS Chicago–07/02/2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee Global Forum 2014 May 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. The AJC held the form to discuss topics related to the Jewish communities all around the world. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rahm To Hillary: “Dead Broke? Really?”

Mayor Rahm Emanuel ribbed former Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton, for stating in an interview this week that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001.

06/11/2014

President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

Obama Calls For More Research Into Youth Concussions

“We have to change a culture that says, ‘suck it up,'” President Obama said.

CBS Chicago–05/29/2014

School pupils hold signs as members of Lagos based civil society groups hold rally calling for the release of missing Chibok school girls at the state government house, in Lagos, Nigeria, on May 5, 2014. Boko Haram on Monday claimed the abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls from their boarding school in Chibok, Borno state, on April 15, 2014, which has triggered international outrage, threatening to sell them as 'slaves.'  (Photo credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jackson Might Lead Delegation To Nigeria

On the day the White House said a U.S. team will head to Nigeria to help search for nearly 300 teenage girls abducted by Islamic extremists, Rev. Jesse Jackson said he’s trying to bring more attention to the girls’ plight.

05/06/2014

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Federal Climate Change Report Warns Of Increasing Harms

CBS 2 Meteorologist Mary Kay Kleist reports the findings in the National Climate Assessment released by the White House concluded U.S. temperatures have risen nearly 2 degrees since 1895, with most of that rise coming since 1970.

05/06/2014

Ukrainian policeman and soldiers in a tank stand guard at their newly erected checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainain city of Slavyansk on April 25, 2014. Ukraine's army on April 25 launched an operation to ensnare pro-Russia militants in the flashpoint eastern city of Slavyansk in a bid to prevent reinforcements and keep civilian casualties down, authorities said. (Photo credit: GENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images)

After Visit To Ukraine, Quigley Urges Caution From White House

After returning from a visit to Ukraine, U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois) said the smallest spark could push the nation into war with Russia.

04/25/2014

David Ortiz, left, takes a selfie with President Barack Obama. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

View: David Ortiz Takes Selfie With President Obama

Red Sox slugger Ortiz pounced at a rare opportunity.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2014

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