President Obama is back in Chicago, raising big bucks for his reelection campaign -- while GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney solidifies his lead. Elizabeth Brackett and her panel have a full roundup as the race for president shifts into high gear.

Tony Rezko

He asked the judge for mercy, but top Blagojevich fundraiser Tony Rezko was sentenced to 10 1/2 years in a federal prison. Elizabeth Brackett has the details from the courtroom.


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney responds to an accusation that his Mormon faith is a “cult." We talk about Mormonism -- and what it means when faith and politics intersect.

Illinois State Capitol Building

Gov. Pat Quinn's "smart grid" veto is overridden. Carol Marin and her panel of lawmakers react to the legislation, and take a look at whether the governor has any political clout left.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney

Former Vice President Dick Cheney and daughter Liz spoke to a packed crowd at the Union League Club of Chicago Monday afternoon to discuss their best-selling political memoir. Ash-har Quraishi has the story.