Illinois

A floodwater mosquito (Credit: CBS)

With Warmer Weather, Risks Increase For West Nile Virus, Lyme Disease

The Illinois Department of Health says warm weather means the onset of West Nile Virus, carried by mosquitoes, and a slew of insect-related diseases, carried by ticks.

17 hours ago

Prison fence

Gov. Rauner’s New State Prisons Chief Abruptly Resigns

The governor’s office gave no reason for the premature departure of Donald Stolworthy, named to the $150,228-a-year job on March 9.

05/22/2015

Priti Shah holds her winning ticket. (Illinois Lottery)

Des Plaines Woman Gets Nice Mother’s Day Gift: Lottery Ticket Worth $4 Million

Priti Shah’s daughter gave her the three lottery instant tickets on Mother’s Day. She scratched the $100 Million Money Mania ticket with a penny and won the top, $4 million prize.

05/21/2015

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Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana Passed By Illinois Lawmakers

A bill that would decriminalize possession of a limited amount of marijuana is now in the hands of Gov. Bruce Rauner.

05/21/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner (CBS)

Illinois Gov. Rauner: Bankruptcy Should Be Option For Broke Cities

Gov. Bruce Rauner has proposed sweeping state budget cuts that have angered local officials.

04/13/2015

Derek Hogg (CBS)

Terminal Patient Backs ‘Right To Try’ Law For Illinois

What does ALS patient Derek Hogg have to lose? Nothing, he tells CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

04/09/2015

David Letterman and Todd The Intern stand with a rocking chair made by high school students in Kankakee as a retirement gift for the Late Show host, after tearing down one of the gag gift gazebos Letterman sent the city in 1999. (Credit: CBS)

Kankakee Sends Back Letterman’s Gag Gift As Retirement Present

Things came full circle Tuesday night for David Letterman and the good people of Kankakee, as the city turned a gag gift from 16 years ago into a retirement gift for the Late Show host.

03/25/2015

A Chicagoan prepares to move from the city to Northwest Indiana. (CBS)

Why Are People Fleeing Illinois? Three Personal Stories

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on why the Land of Lincoln isn’t as appealing as it once was.

03/12/2015

SCHOOL IS FUN. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chicago Children Can Try To Opt Out Of The PARCC Standardized Test … If They Dare

At at least one school, children were intimidated and shamed into agreeing to take the highly criticized PARCC standardized test.

03/12/2015

Hospital Cafeteria, 2 Investigators

2 Investigators: City, State Assumed The Other Was Inspecting Hospital Kitchens

CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports on the disconnect between two levels of government.

03/09/2015

Davis, Hammons Rally Purdue Past Illinois, 63-58

Rapheal Davis scored 18 points, and A.J. Hammons had 16 points and 10 rebounds.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2015

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Corruption In Illinois Didn’t Start With Chicago, But Chicago Started With Fraud

A new book about Illinois politics shows its not-so-proud tradition of corruption dates back further than you might have guessed.

03/06/2015

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

Illinois Holds Off Nebraska For Much-Needed Win, 69-57

Rayvonte Rice scored 23 and led Illinois to a win that bolstered its NCAA Tournament resume.

CBS Chicago–03/05/2015

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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