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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

Linebacker T.J. Neal #52 of the Illinois Fighting Illini arches of running back Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskersduring their game at Memorial Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Illinois Loses 45-14 At No. 21 Nebraska

Even if Wes Lunt had been able to play against Nebraska, it probably wouldn’t have mattered. Not with the Illinois defense unable to slow the Cornhuskers’ running game.

09/28/2014

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

Wisch: In Big Ten, Beckman Should Be Held To Higher Standard

Tim Beckman’s boss made it clear upon his hiring that Big Ten success was the goal.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

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Illini Land 4-Star Recruit Jalen Coleman

Coleman is the third member of Illinois’ 2015 class.

CBS Chicago–09/23/2014

Josh Ferguson #6 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs the ball for a touchdown during the first play from scrimmage against the Texas State Bobcats at Memorial Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Illinois Claws Back To Beat Texas State, 42-35

Josh Ferguson led the way with 190 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2014

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Morton, Illinois Is The Pumpkin Capital Of The World… Or Is It?

The Pumpkin Capital of the World is so powerful, even politicians will bend to its will. But what sinister secrets (if any) is the so called pumpkin capital hiding?

09/19/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Fixing The Broken Big Ten

Want to be good at football? It’s about attitude and investment.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2014

Quarterback Wes Lunt #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini passes against the Washington Huskies on September 13, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Huskies Rout Illini, 44-19

Linebacker Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score, and Washington routed Illinois 44-19 on Saturday, improving to 3-0 under Chris Petersen.

09/13/2014

Ohio State and coach Urban Meyer, center. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Searching For A Silver Lining

The Big Ten is down — and perhaps out of the College Football Playoff already.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrated after Saturday's win at Northwestern. (David Banks/Getty Images)

View: NIU Ad In Tribune Trolls Illinois, Northwestern

Hey, if you’re winning, you can talk all you want, right?

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

Illinois senior guard Tracy Abrams. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Illini Guard Tracy Abrams To Miss Season With ACL Tear

Losing a senior starter is a big blow for the Illini.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

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

Wisch: Illini Lose Brunson, But All Is Not Lost

John Groce has Illinois in it to the end so often that he’ll soon land a big fish.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

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Stevenson Star Jalen Brunson Chooses Villanova Over Illinois

The Illini are a bridesmaid once again.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Illinois coach Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Lunt’s Slow Starts Can’t Follow Illini To Seattle

Illinois is 2-0 despite sluggish starts to games.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

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Illini Come Back To Knock Off W. Kentucky, 42-34

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt threw for three touchdowns and Taylor Barton returned an interception for a late score to secure a comeback win over Western Kentucky Saturday, 42-34.

09/06/2014

Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: NIU Primed To Break Through In A B1G Way

Since 1998, NIU has a .610 winning percentage, far better than that of Illinois or Northwestern.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Michigan State Spartans. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Oh, What A Night

Michigan State-Oregon is must-watch TV, plus 10 Big Ten thoughts and power rankings.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Memorial Stadium. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: With Attendance, Illini Losing The Numbers Game

Illinois’ football attendance has been dwindling for five straight seasons.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2014

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Illini, Lunt Survive Youngstown Scare 28-17

It took a while but new quarterback Wes Lunt delivered a come-from-behind 28-17 win Saturday for Illinois over Youngstown State in a season opener.

08/30/2014

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, left, and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: How The Big Ten Will Be Won

Stability is such a key in the Big Ten, and Ohio State and Michigan State have it.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2014

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