CBS 2 News political reporter Derrick Blakley reports a group of African American clergymen and community leaders want Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, wife of embattled Ald. Ed Burke, to rescind her nominee for a subcircuit judgeship. Some on the West Side say the appointee does not represent the mostly African American community.
Protesting Judicial AppointmentCBS 2 News political reporter Derrick Blakley reports a group of African American clergymen and community leaders want Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, wife of embattled Ald. Ed Burke, to rescind her nominee for a subcircuit judgeship. Some on the West Side say the appointee does not represent the mostly African American community.
City Audit Details Problems With Workers's Comp ProgramCBS 2 political reporter Derrick Blakley reports on a recent audit of the worker's comp program that was headed by embattled Ald. Ed Burke and the problems it revealed.
Mayor Lighfoot Introduces Ethics Reforms, Debates With Citizens At City Council MeetingIn her first city council meeting, Mayor Lori Lightfoot took on indicted Ald. Ed Burke. Wednesday, she tangled with an executive of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Governor Pritzker Signs Abortion Rights LawGov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday has signed legislation making Illinois the most progressive state in the nation for women’s reproductive rights. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Governor To Sign Illinois Reproductive Health ActGov. JB Pritzker on Wednesday will sign legislation making Illinois the most progressive state in the nation for women’s reproductive rights. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Mayor Lightfoot Pushing New Ethics Reform PackageMayor Lori Lightfoot says more reform is coming to City Hall, and she’s trying to tighten the reins on aldermen with new changes for the City Council. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Pritzker Moves Forward With A Change To A Graduated Tax System On The BallotCBS 2 political reporter Derrick Blakley reports the governor's plan may anger some business groups, saying the middle class will end up paying more under the graduated tax plan that will go to the voters next November.
Burke Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Corruption ChargesChicago's longest serving alderman pleads not guilty and joins a growing list of other city alderman accused and convicted of various crimes.
In Elon Musk's O'Hare Express Tunnel Plan, Futuristic Passenger Pods Replaced By Tesla Electric CarsCould billionaire Elon Musk’s proposed tunnel from downtown to O’Hare International Airport be nothing more than riding a Tesla underground? In recent tweets, Musk said that’s “pretty much” the idea.
Alderman Burke To Be Arraigned In Corruption CaseAld. Edward Burke (14th) is going back to court Tuesday to face a new round of federal corruption charges, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot is calling for his resignation. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Pritzker Ready To Sign Budget, Construction Plan, Other Legislative WinsGov. JB Pritzker is ready to put his signature on a windfall of legislation approved by lawmakers over the weekend; including a $40 billion state budget, a $45 billion infrastructure construction plan, a massive expansion of gambling, legalized recreational marijuana, and protections for abortion rights.
Illinois House Bets On Casinos, Sports WageringLawmakers approved the first step toward a casino in Chicago much more.
Despite Corruption Allegations, Burke Maintains Support From VotersSigns of support for Ald. Ed Burke and his February campaign victory remain around the 14th Ward since he was reelected in February.
Mayor Lightfoot Want Alderman Burke To ResignFacing federal charges of racketeering and extortion, Longtime Chicago Alderman Ed Burke is in the cross-hairs of Mayor Lori Lightfoot who wants him to resign from City Council. CBS 2 political reporter Derrick Blakley has the story.
Lightfoot To Burke: Get Out NowCBS 2 political reporter Derrick Blakley reports, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is doubling down on her call for embattled Ald. Ed Burke, who's under federal investigation, to step down.
Last Day Of Legislative SessionCBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports lawmakers in Springfield have lots to do before the end of the regular legislative session which ends Friday. On the list includes recreational marijuana and the state budget.
A New Day At City HallCBS 2 News political reporter Derrick Blakley reports on the mayor's first day heading City Council and she didn't waste time putting one alderman in his place.
City Council Expected To Vote On Mayor Lori Lightfoot's New Picksayor Lori Lightfoot will face the first test on Wednesday in her push for ethics reforms and plans to limit aldermanic power.
3 Hammond Schools To Close Amid $10 Million DeficitThree schools in Hammond will close for good this summer, and more than 100 staff positions will be cut, due to a budget deficit of more than $10 million. CBS 2's Mugo Odigwe reports.
Legislation Would Require Fingerprinting For FOID CardsGun control advocates plan a rally in Springfield on Wednesday, to urge state lawmakers to approve legislation aimed at closing perceived loopholes in the state’s gun licensing system. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
Alderman Recoils At Lightfoot Rebuke Of City Council CorruptionCBS 2 political reporter Derrick Blakley reports one alderman was not keen on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's condemnation of aldermanic privilege. But another alderman said he doesn't feel slighted by Lightfoot's remarks.
Lori Lightfoot Begins First Full Day As Mayor Of ChicagoIt's Mayor Lori Lightfoot's first full day in office. She arrived at City Hall on Tuesday morning, and while she does not have any public events planned, she did talk to CBS This Morning about what she calls her biggest challenge. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.
A Witness To HistoryCBS 2's Jim Williams reports students who attended the inauguration of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot got a unique history lesson on Monday at Wintrust Arena.
Stepping Into HistoryCBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports on the first day of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration as she greeted well wishers who stopped by her fifth floor office in City Hall.
State Rep. Steve Reick Admits Drinking Too Much Night Of DUI ArrestWhen Illinois State Rep. Steve Reick (R-Woodtock) was pulled over in Springfield earlier this month, he admitted right off the bat he had one too many drinks that night.
Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot Reveals Recommendations On City Government ChangesMayor-elect Lori Lightfoot will be sworn in on Monday. On Friday she revealed her transition team's recommendations on changing city government.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel Makes His Final City Hall DepartureThe corridors were lined by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's loyalists and city workers as Emanuel made his ceremonial final departure from city hall.
Missouri House Set To Approve Abortion Ban At 8 WeeksThe Republican-led Missouri House is expected to pass legislation to ban abortion at eight weeks of pregnancy, when most women don’t even know yet if they’re pregnant.
Rahm Emanuel's 8-Year Mayoral Term Ends MondayThe outgoing mayor said he's disappointed he won't have a third term to underline how important faith and family are to solving the problem of Chicago's violence.