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Community Honors Mom’s Fight Against Breast Cancer

What started as a cause with modest goals on Monday became an explosion of pink under Friday night lights for a high school mom in Crystal Lake. CBS 2’s Brad Edward reports.

10/17/2014

ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates after a reception against the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 12, 2014 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Fantasy Starters: Tom Brady, Chris Johnson And Rob Gronkowski

While the Jets have fallen badly, the Patriots have picked it up with two stellar offensive showings in the last two weeks. Tom Brady has found his rhythm, while tight end Rob Gronkowski is growing more dangerous each week. Here’s a look at the key players on each side and which players belong in your fantasy line-up.

10/16/2014

HOUSTON, TX- OCTOBER 09: Andrew Luck #12 of the Indianapolis Colts scrambles away from J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans in the first quarter in a NFL game on October 9, 2014 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

5 Things: Colts-Texans Thursday Night Roundup

It could’ve been another blowout, but the Texans made of game of it against the Colts.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

DENVER, CO - OCTOBER 5: Quarterback Peyton Manning #18 of the Denver Broncos celebrates his 500th career touchdown pass to Julius Thomas #80 (not pictured) with head coach John Fox in the first quarter of a game against the Arizona Cardinals at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on October 5, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

4 Reasons Why We Love Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning is seen as one of, if not, the greatest quarterback to play in the NFL. After the five-time MVP’s performance against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, it is fitting to remember why Manning is so loved by fans, non-fans, and those within the league.

10/08/2014

Robert Blanton #36 of the Minnesota Vikings attempts to take down Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers in the first half at Lambeau Field on October 2, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Packers defeat Vikings 42-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

5 Things: Vikings-Packers Thursday Night Roundup

It was another Thursday night blowout, as the Packers dominated the Vikings, 42-10.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2014

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots on the sidelines during the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on September 29, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Keidel: Is It Time To Bury Brady, Belichick?

The masses and pundits are lunging over each other to put the postmortems on the Brady/Belichick dynasty.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2014

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 25: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants celebrates his 4th quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 25, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

5 Things: Giants-Redskins Thursday Night Roundup

This Week 4 NFC East game felt like a must-win for both teams. The Giants played like it.

CBS Chicago–09/26/2014

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4 Must Watch College Football Games This Weekend

Week 5 of college football features a lot of trap games for many ranked teams. Many teams begin conference play this week and hope to keep their playoff bracket hopes alive by coming away on top with a W. With that being said, let’s look at the top four must watch college football games this season.

09/24/2014

Kirk Cousins #12 of the Washington Redskins passes against the New York Giants during the second half of their game at MetLife Stadium on December 29, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Giants-Redskins

The two rivals meet Thursday night on CBS.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

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Musicians + Sports: Chase Rice On NFL Dreams And NASCAR Victories With Jimmie Johnson

“The NFL was a very, very attainable goal,” the country music star and former North Carolina Tar Heels linebacker revealed during the exclusive video interview.

09/20/2014

Devin Hester. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

5 Things: Bucs-Falcons Thursday Night Roundup

It was a night you just don’t see often in the NFL.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2014

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4 Must Watch College Games This Weekend

Week 4 has some tough matchups that could have a big impact on the playoff format and bowl placement. Let’s take a look at the four must watch college games this weekend.

09/17/2014

Quarterback Wes Lunt #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini passes against the Washington Huskies on September 13, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Huskies Rout Illini, 44-19

Linebacker Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score, and Washington routed Illinois 44-19 on Saturday, improving to 3-0 under Chris Petersen.

09/13/2014

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NFL Legends To Guest Star On CBS Primetime Dramas

Football isn’t just taking over CBS on Thursday nights; it’s also taking over some of CBS’ hottest primetime shows this fall too.

09/12/2014

Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley #57 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled after recovering a fumble by tight end Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on September 11, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

5 Things: Steelers-Ravens Thursday Night Roundup

For just the second time in the past 11 regular-season games between Pittsburgh and Baltimore, the outcome was decided by more than a field goal, as the Ravens crushed the Steelers 26-6 last night at home.

09/12/2014

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Want to Avoid Another Ray Rice? Pay NFL Cheerleaders a Fair Wage

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — This season, in every roaring football stadium around the United States, athletes will be thinking about Ray Rice and how he knocked his then-fiancé (now wife), Janay Palmer, unconscious in an […]

09/10/2014

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 28, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Ravens won, 22-20. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Thursday Night Football Breakdown: Steelers-Ravens

There’s plenty of drama surrounding the Ravens right now.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Ravens running back Ray Rice, right, with wife Janay. (Getty Images)

Why Terminating Ray Rice From The Baltimore Ravens Won’t Solve The NFL’s Domestic Violence Problem

By Wendy Widom CHICAGO (CBS) — The discovery today – through newly released video on TMZ – that Ray Rice was solely responsible for the beating of his then-fiancé (now wife) Janay Palmer in Atlantic […]

09/08/2014

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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: September 8th-14th

Check out the priceless things to do this week in Chicago, week of September 8th-14th.

09/08/2014

Fans cheer during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 36-16. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Nothing More American Than Autumn And Football

Football reduces us to our most private and primate impulses. We survive winter through the vicarious thrill we get from our favorite football teams.

09/05/2014

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