Bryd-Bennett Unveils Five-Year Plan For Improving SchoolsWith 49 elementary schools set to close next week, Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett was outlined a five-year plan to make sure the district’s students are prepared for college or a career after finishing high school.
Murder Charges Filed In Death Of Teen Whose Sister Attended Obama Gun Violence SpeechMurder charges have been filed against a man in connection with the shooting death of Janay McFarlane, 18, who was gunned down Friday just hours after her sister stood on stage with President Barack Obama as he delivered an address against violence.
Student Killed Hours After Sister Attended President’s Speech18-year-old Janay McFarlane was gunned down in suburban North Chicago, reports CBS 2'S Mike Puccinelli.
CTU President's 'Off With Their Heads' Joke About Rich Drawing FireChicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis was drawing fire Tuesday over comments made in a speech last month, after a YouTube video surfaced of her jokingly saying "off with their heads" about the wealthy.
Bill Daley Considering Run For Illinois GovernorFormer White House chief of staff Bill Daley says he's "seriously" thinking about running for Illinois governor.
Sen. Trotter Defends Use Of Racially Charged Word In SpeechIt’s the latest trouble surrounding the state lawmaker as he campaigns for the 2nd Congressional District. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
Emanuel Cutting Short Trip To Democratic National ConventionMayor Rahm Emanuel will be spending a lot less time at the Democratic National Convention than he'd originally planned.
Chicago GOP Calls On Emanuel To Cancel DNC SpeechThe Chicago Republican Party says Mayor Rahm Emanuel should cancel his Democratic National Convention speech and focus on city leadership.
Mayor Emanuel Prepares To Address Democratic ConventionMayor Rahm Emanuel is offering a preview of the remarks he is expected to give at the Democratic National Convention next month.
Dalai Lama Speaking To Crowd At LoyolaA crowd is coming to Loyola University in the Rogers Park neighborhood Thursday for a talk by the Dalai Lama.
Chicago Workers Protest Gov. Walker's Speech In SpringfieldDozens of Chicago union workers boarded buses to Springfield Tuesday morning, where they joined about 3,000 other workers protesting today's speech by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
Walter's Perspective: Shame On Karen LewisIt's too early for the Oscars and Emmys, I know, but I already have a nomination for the worst performance of the year by a new star of stage and screen: the president of the Chicago Teachers Union, Karen Lewis.
Teachers Union: Lewis' Mocking Of Duncan Was 'Attempt At Humor'Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis is apologizing for a mocking remark she made about U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Chicagoans Have Hopes For Obama Job PlanTwo unemployed Chicagoans hope President Obama’s job-creation plan will help restart the U.S. economy and help their prospects. CBS 2's Mike Parker was with them as the president laid out his proposal to Congress.
Kirk Not Among Those Boycotting Obama's Speech On JobsU.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) will not be counted among those boycotting President Barack Obama’s speech to Congress on jobs Thursday.