Illinois

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner, left, appears with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (CBS)

Rauner Slams GOP Ally Christie’s Home State, Says N.J. ‘Going Down The Drain’

The Republican governor of Illinois has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who campaigned hard for his election last year.

03/02/2015

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Funding Infrastructure Isn’t ‘Sexy': Illinois And Chicago Infrastructure Is Underfunded, Neglected

The American Society of Civil Engineers gave didn’t give Illinois the greatest grade when it comes to infrastructure, which isn’t surprising, considering the federal and state governments struggle to maintain America’s roads, bridges and dams.

03/02/2015

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Illinois Ends Losing Streak With 86-60 Win Over Northwestern

Rayvonte Rice returned to the starting lineup and scored 19 points.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2015

John Groce. (Getty Images)

White Scores 29 Points In Iowa’s 68-60 Win Over Illinois

Aaron White scored a career-high 29 points to lead Iowa to a 68-60 win over Illinois on Wednesday night.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

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Michigan State Withstands Illinois Charge, 60-53

The Illini fell to 17-10.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2015

Photo Of Marijuana Plants. (AP Photo)

Some Predict Recreational Marijuana Is Just Around The Corner For Illinois

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with advocates and opponents of legalizing the recreational use of cannabis.

02/19/2015

John Groce. (Getty Images)

No. 5 Wisconsin Beats Illinois 68-49

Frank Kaminsky scored 23 points, Bronson Koenig added 15, and No. 5 Wisconsin beat Illinois 68-49 on Sunday.

02/15/2015

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Illinois Knocks Off Michigan In OT

The win was the fourth straight for the Illini (17-8, 7-5 Big Ten).

02/12/2015

Illinois basketball coach John Groce. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Illinois Holds On To Beat Michigan St. 59-54

Malcolm Hill scored 19 points and Illinois withstood a last-minute technical foul to beat Michigan State 59-54 on Saturday afternoon.

02/07/2015

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Illinois Survives Struggling Rutgers, 66-54

Kendrick Nunn scored 21 points, and Malcolm Hill added 15.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2015

Illinois coach John Groce. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Malcolm Hill Delivers Nail-Biting Illinois Win Over Penn State

Illinois forward Malcolm Hill scored 27 points.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2015

Illinois wing Rayvonte Rice. (Getty Images)

Illinois Suspends Rice, Cosby Indefinitely

Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby have violated an unspecified team rule.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2015

Illinois guard Jaylon Tate. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Minnesota Tops Illinois 79-71

Andre Hollins helped Minnesota pull away with 17 of his 28 points in the second half, fueling a 79-71 victory Saturday over Illinois.

01/24/2015

Shipping orders go by on a conveyor belt at Amazon's San Bernardino Fulfillment Center. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Sales Tax Holiday Over For Amazon Customers In Illinois

Amazon spokesman Ty Rogers said Friday the online retailer will be required to collect the 6.25 percent tax starting Feb. 1.

01/23/2015

Illinois guard Jaylon Tate. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Illinois Survives Slow Start, Holds Off Boilermakers, 66-57

Illinois survived a cold start and got double-figure scoring from four players Wednesday to hold off Purdue, 66-57.

CBS Chicago–01/21/2015

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Nunn Leads Illinois Past Northwestern

Kendrick Nunn had a career-high 25 points, including four straight free throws in the final 7.5 seconds.

CBS Chicago–01/14/2015

Illinois guard Jaylon Tate. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Hill Leads Illinois To 64-57 Upset Over No. 11 Maryland

Illinois wondered who would score with Rayvonte Rice injured, and Malcolm Hill provided the answer Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–01/07/2015

Malcolm Hill #21 of the Illinois Fighting Illini loses control of the ball as he tries to split the defense of DÕAngelo Russell #0 of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Sam Thompson #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first half on January 3, 2015 at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Russell Spurs No. 20 Ohio State By Illini 77-61

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — D’Angelo Russell scored 22 points, including eight during a decisive 15-0 second-half run, to lead No. 20 Ohio State past Illinois 77-61 on Saturday. Sam Thompson and Marc Loving each added […]

01/03/2015

Illinois Girl, 7, Survives Plane Crash That Killed Four Family Members

A 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash in Kentucky that killed her parents and two other family members has been released from the hospital, an official said Saturday.

01/03/2015

Republican candidate for Illinois governor Bruce Rauner, left, appears with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (CBS)

Chris Christie To Do ‘Victory Lap’ With Fellow Republican Rauner In Illinois

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is seriously weighing a run for president, will join Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner at a Feb. 12 event here.

01/02/2015

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