Stink Bug

Stink Bugs Becoming A Problem Downstate

Stink bugs were spotted in the Chicago area only in recent months, and now, they’re becoming a big problem downstate.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2011

Missing Crestwood Family

Missing Mom, 3 Daughters Found Downstate

A missing mother and her three daughters have been found safe in downstate Illinois, after disappearing for five days.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Lawmakers: Blue Cross Insurance Plan Is Bad For Downstate Ill.

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services is catching a lot of heat over its tentative decision to award next year’s health insurance contract for state workers to Blue Cross Blue Shield.

WBBM Newsradio–04/28/2011


Downstate Illinois Cleans Up After Tornadoes Rip Through

Snow, rain, hail and umbrella-flipping winds have plagued Chicago in recent days, but all that was tame compared to the weather downstate.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2011

State Rep. Greg Harris (D-Ill.)

State Rep. Fights For Reforms At Group Homes

The deaths of two residents of a downstate Charleston group home in recent years have state lawmakers jumping into action.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

Downstate Teacher In Trouble Over Soiled Underwear Incident

A downstate special education teacher is in trouble with school officials, after ordering pupils to remove and present their underwear in order to find out who had soiled his pants.

CBS Chicago–04/13/2011

Mark And Todd Wathen

Men Heartened By Support After Discrimination Claim

A downstate gay couple says since being denied accommodations for their civil union ceremony at two venues, response to their plight has been overwhelming.


Mark And Todd Wathen

Downstate Men Denied Civil Union Accommodations

When a pair of downstate men tried to rent a hall for their civil union celebration, they learned discrimination does not end with a stroke of the governor’s pen.