House GOP Leader Cross Announces Run For State TreasurerCross, who faces a Republican opponent in the March primary, had considered seeking the state's attorney general post, but the former prosecutor changed course after Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan decided to seek re-election.
If Lisa Madigan Runs For Governor, Will Her Dad Step Down As House Speaker?As discussions swirl about who will run for governor next year, one big question is: should Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan choose to challenge Gov. Pat Quinn, will her father, House Speaker Mike Madigan, step down to avoid a possible conflict of interest?
Running For Romeoville Mayor, Steve McMichael Hit With Campaign ComplaintThe complaint, filed by Romeoville Trustee Ken Griffin – an ally of the current mayor, John Noak – accuses McMichael's campaign of violating a number of rules, including missing deadlines and failing to identify who paid for campaign mailings.
Presidential Candidates Latch Onto Latest Job NumbersThere were more jobs out there, but also more people looking for them. And both candidates tried to use that fact to their advantage, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Speaks To Residents, In Automated Phone CallCongressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been off the campaign trail and absent from Congress since he was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder in June. This weekend he spoke to his constituents.
Obama Campaign Staffer Dies After Collapsing In Chicago OfficeAlex Okrent, 29, had worked with Obama’s organization since 2004.
Beavers Pleads Not Guilty, Calls U.S. Attorney 'Worse Than J. Edgar Hoover'Cook County Commissioner William Beavers lashed out at U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, saying the prosecutor has caused the suicides of three people through "Gestapo-type tactics."
Halvorson To Run Against Jesse Jackson Jr.Former Congresswoman Debbie Halvorson is set to formally announce she will run against Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. in the Democratic primary in the 2nd District next year.
Gary Public Schools Campaigning To Get Kids BackThere's a battle brewing over public education in Gary, Indiana.
Emanuel Attends Fund-Raiser To Help Retire Rival's DebtMayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will join Carol Moseley Braun as she holds a fundraiser to pay off her campaign debt on Thursday night.
Obama Takes In $2 Million At FundraisersPresident Barack Obama headed back to Washington today, after a big night on the town to kick off his reelection campaign.
Cappleman To Replace Shiller In Uptown's 46thSocial worker James Cappleman will succeed 24-year veteran Ald. Helen Shiller to represent the Uptown neighborhood’s 46th Ward in the City council.
Keys To Rahm Emanuel's Decisive VictoryMayor-elect Rahm Emanuel succeeded in the mayoral race by connecting with people across the city, and raising money far in excess of any of his opponents, explains CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
Mayoral Candidates Make Final Push For VotesThe race for mayor is down to the home stretch, with polls set to open in less than 24 hours. CBS 2's Susanna Song reports.
Braun Campaigns For Mayor At Meeks' ChurchChicago mayoral candidate and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has appeared at a church on the city's South Side.