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How Many Millionaires In Illinois?

More than 5 percent of Illinois households are considered have at least $1 million, according to a wealth analysis of all 50 states.

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Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

By The Numbers: Problems For Illinois

What’s wrong with Illinois?

04/16/2014

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Fewer Than 50 Percent Of Trivia Players Can Name All 50 States

Less than half of players on an online game site could name all 50 U.S. states.

04/14/2014

Wes Lunt, while at Oklahoma State. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Past QBs Show Lunt Could Be An Illini Savior

How many wins could quarterback Wes Lunt be worth? History has a hint.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

By Far, Illinois Has Least Trust In Government Among All 50 States

By an astonishingly wide margin, Illinois residents trust their government officials to handle their problems far less than any other state.

04/09/2014

Aaron Bailey. (Getty Images)

Illini Let 3 QBs Compete As They Weigh When To Name Starting QB

Illini coach Tim Beckman might not make a decision until summer.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

Sgt. Timothy Owens, 37, was among those killed in the latest Forth Hood shooting. (Courtesy: Effingham Daily News)

One Fort Hood Victim Was Illinois Sergeant

Family members identified the victim as U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Owens, a native of Effingham, Ill.

04/03/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Claiming He Was Misquoted, Illini’s Beckman Misfires

It’s best for all if Tim Beckman just has a realistic view of his program.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Stephen Bardo of the 1989 Flying Illini. (Getty Images)

Kendall Gill On ’89 Flying Illini: ‘Best To Never Win The National Championship’

Illinois fell in the national semifinals to Michigan in 1989.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: For More Donors, Illini First Need More Wins

Illinois’ athletic department ranks in the lower one-third of the Big Ten in donor contributions.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Illinois' State Farm Center. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Could Illinois Support Another Big Ten School?

This state could benefit from a true rivalry between public universities, as the likes of Iowa and Michigan have.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2014

John Groce. (Getty Images)

Illini Eliminated From NIT With 50-49 Defeat To Clemson

Rod Hall made a driving layup with 9.3 seconds left to lead Clemson to a 50-49 win over Illinois in the NIT.

03/23/2014

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State Lawmakers Push For Another Big Ten School In Illinois

Some state lawmakers seem to want to play the role of Big Ten commissioner, and have taken steps to study the feasibility of having another Illinois college join the conference.

03/21/2014

John Groce. (Getty Images)

Rice Scores 28, Illinois Rallies Past BU In NIT

Rayvonte Rice scored seven straight points late in the game and finished with 28, rallying Illinois past Boston University 66-62 on Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.

03/19/2014

A 17-year-old student votes Tuesday in the March primary at Gage Park High School. (CBS)

Some 17-Year-Olds Take Advantage Of New Voting Law

Giggles of excitement filled the halls of Gage Park High School as a group of students made history.

03/18/2014

John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Fall, But Groce’s Arrow Is Still Pointing Up

Illinois has a lot to prove next year after a strong finish to this season.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Illinois' Nnanna Egwu defends Michigan's Jon Horford. (Getty Images)

Michigan Make Plays Late, Holds Off Illinois, 64-63

Tracy Abrams missed a runner in the horn, and Illinois is likely NIT-bound.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.  (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Emma: Iowa No Longer In Control Of Its Own Destiny

“There’s no magic formula,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Tracy Abrams. (Getty Images)

Wisch: With Win, The Bubble Now Beckons For Illini

A new-look starting five has paid dividends for Illinois, which is in dire need of at least one more win.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

Illinois' Nnanna Egwu, left, and Rayvonte Rice, right, challenge the shot of Indiana's Stanford Robinson. (Getty Images)

Illinois Tops Indiana, Will Face Michigan In Big Ten Quarterfinals

Tracy Abrams scored 25 points to lead the Illini to victory.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2014

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