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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Michigan State’s No Longer The ‘Little Brother’

Saturday figures to show how far the Spartans have come and how far the Wolverines have fallen.

CBS Chicago–14 hours ago

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

Wisch: Groce, Illini Still Just Missing On Big-Time Recruits

With his latest recruiting miss, John Groce needs to sharpen his sights.

CBS Chicago–10/22/2014

Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, head of the Illinois Department of Public Health, addresses the media Friday about Ebola preparedness. (CBS)

State Officials: Illinois Is Ebola-Free, And Ready For Any Cases

Gov. Pat Quinn was expected to form an Ebola task force and announce members next week, officials said.

10/17/2014

Ebola virus. (Photo by Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images)

Got A Question About Ebola? Call The State’s Hotline

Department Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck announced the hotline Thursday. It will be managed by staff from the Illinois Poison Center, who will be able to answer questions about the virus and the state’s response.

10/16/2014

Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky, left, and Traevon Jackson. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Preseason Big Ten Basketball Storylines

Big Ten basketball media day is upon us, and the season’s just around the corner.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2014

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Report: Former Illinois Assistant Wayne McClain Passes Away

McClain was a former Illinois assistant and state champion high school coach.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Rodgers Not The First NFL QB Illini Dropped The Ball On

Illinois football has whiffed on some great signal-callers in the past two decades.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Photo courtesy of the Illinois athletic department.

View: Illinois To Wear ‘Gray Ghost’ Uniforms To Honor Red Grange

This is quite the new look for the Illini.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2014

Blosom. (Credit: Blosom's Facebook page)

Northern Illinois Cow Named Tallest In The World

It’s official: the tallest cow in the entire world is less than two hours away from downtown Chicago, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

10/14/2014

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African American Voters Hold Key to Election in 2014 Illinois’ Governor Race

By Ed Marshall, CBS 2 Political Producer CHICAGO (CBS) — On Tuesday, voters will have a historic opportunity to gauge the top two candidates during the first-ever televised Illinois gubernatorial debate focusing primarily on issues of […]

10/13/2014

Corey Clement #6 of the Wisconsin Badgers runs for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Camp Randall Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Badgers Hold Off Illini, 38-28

Melvin Gordon rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns to lead Wisconsin.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2014

Memorial Stadium. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma: Declining Student Attendance Shouldn’t Surprise

Outside the walls of Minnesota’s magnificent TCF Bank Stadium, the party raged on past kickoff time of 11 a.m.

10/11/2014

Former Wisconsin coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Wisch: Badgers Shows Us Illini Football Can Be More

Wisconsin was once in the doldrums and is now a Big Ten power.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

This herd of bison arrived in Illinois this past weekend. (Credit: Ferran Salat Coll)

Bison Comeback: Iconic Plains Species Returns To Illinois

By Heather Sadusky Aside from Chicago, the state of Illinois boasts a quintessential prairie landscape. Or at least, it did at one point. It’s no secret that the Midwest has lost countless acres of its […]

10/08/2014

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Five Creepy Historical Sites In The Midwest

Looking for something spooky this Halloween? Check out the five creepiest historical sites in the midwest.

10/07/2014

Aaron Bailey in 2013. (Getty Images)

Aaron Bailey To Get His Shot To Start At QB For Illinois

With Wes Lunt out, it’s either Bailey or Reilly O’Toole’s job to win.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Wisch: It’s Time To Let Tim Beckman Go

Illinois is just 1-17 in Big Ten play under Beckman’s direction.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2014

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Neither Northwestern Nor Illinois Is Chicago’s Team

The city’s collegiate fandom rests with Notre Dame more than anything.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2014

Illinois fans. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Hungry Illini Fan Base Deserves To Be Fed

Ravenous Illinois fans take over Internet polls — what would they do with a real championship team?

CBS Chicago–10/01/2014

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Chicago’s Priceless Things To Do This Week: September 29th- October 5th

Check out the priceless things to do this week in Chicago, week of September 29th- October 5th.

09/29/2014

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