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Illinois Tops Brown, 89-68

Aaron Cosby scored a team-high 18 points for the Illini.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2014

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Hill Scores 16, Leads Illinois Past Austin Peay

For a team that was 11th in the Big Ten last season in scoring, Illinois’ offense has been nearly unstoppable to start the season.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2014

A box that contained a love letter that  Kimberley Pierman says was written by her husband. The box was lost following the tornado in Washington. (Credit:  Found items from the Washington Illinois and Diamond Illinois Tornadoes Facebook.)

One Year Later, Chicago-Area Woman Continues Work To Reunite People With Items Lost In Washington Tornado

It was a year ago tomorrow when a tornado devastated the town of Washington, Illinois and a woman who’d never heard of the town before the tornado has devoted this year to helping reunite people with their lost possessions.

11/16/2014

Mark Weisman #45 of the Iowa Hawkeyes runs the ball and is pushed out of bounds by Zane Petty #21 of the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Iowa Batters Illinois With Run Game, 30-14

Running back Mark Weisman ran for 134 yards and Iowa battered Illinois with 587 yards of offense Saturday in a 30-14 win.

11/15/2014

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Illinois Scrapes By Georgia Southern, 80-71

After opening up an early 11-point edge, the Illini (1-0) never led by double-figures again until the game’s final minute.

CBS Chicago–11/14/2014

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The Video Game Industry: Good For The Economy, Bad For Women?

A new study from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) highlights the impact the video game industry has on state economies — and it’s mostly good news. Sadly, the gaming industry continues to flail in one critical area: women.

11/14/2014

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‘Vacation Virus’ Surfaces In Illinois

Illinois health officials now report more than a dozen cases of the mosquito-borne Chikungunya fever. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

11/13/2014

Ironically, when I searched for millennials, this photo of Occupy Wall Street protesters popped up. Unlike some, I bet they actually vote! (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Chicagoans Age 18 To 24 Suck At Voting

By now, the lack of turnout by young voters has come to be expected. But, just for the heck of it, I looked at the numbers, and can prove just how dismal voter turnout is for 18-to 24-year-olds. Prepare to be sad.

11/05/2014

: Curtis Samuel #4 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs for a 23-yard touchdown in the first quarter of the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Ohio Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

No. 13 Ohio St. Rolls In 55-14 Win Over Illinois

Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett threw for 167 yards.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2014

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That’s Excessive: Woman Buys Year’s Worth Of Pumpkin Spice Lattes

At a time when pumpkin spice lattes — as tasty as they may be — are being ridiculed more than ever, one woman proves that she has no shame. Good for her!

10/27/2014

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Illini Defense Delivers Win Over Gophers, 28-24

Illinois turned to its much-criticized defense Saturday for a late touchdown and a defensive stand that delivered a 28-24 win over Minnesota.

10/25/2014

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–10/24/2014

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

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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

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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

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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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