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

Rice’s 3-Pointer Gives Illinois 62-59 Win Over Missouri

Rayvonte Rice hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the last of his 19 points, giving Illinois a 62-59 victory over Missouri in the annual Braggin’ Rights game on Saturday.


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

Nunn Leads Illinois To Easy Win Over Hampton, 73-55

Kendrick Nunn scored a season-high 16 points as Illinois cruised.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2014

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

Oregon Beats Illinois 77-70

Oregon basketball coach Dana Altman believes freshman forward Dillon Brooks has both talent and instincts.

CBS Chicago–12/14/2014

Rayvonte Rice #24 of the Illinois Fighting Illini drives against Ryan Arcidiacono #15 of the Villanova Wildcats during their game at the Jimmy V Classic in Madison Square Garden on December 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ennis Leads No. 7 Villanova Over Illinois 73-59

Dylan Ennis scored 18 points to lead No. 7 Villanova past Illinois.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Illinois receiver Mike Dudek. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Wisch: A To-Do List For Tim Beckman, Mike Thomas

Receiver Mike Dudek needs to be promoted as the face of the program.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

Memorial Stadium. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois To Play La Tech In Heart Of Dallas Bowl

The Fighting Illini will take on Louisiana Tech in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2014

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No. 24 Illinois Tops American 70-55

Malcolm Hill scored 13 points as Illinois defeated American 70-55 on Saturday.


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Miami Gives Illinois Its 1st loss, 70-61

Freshman Deandre Burnett scored a season-high 19 points and No. 15 Miami won a matchup of unbeaten teams Tuesday night.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2014

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

The Bernstein Brief: Mediocrity Reigns At Illinois

Tim Beckman being retained sends a message.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

Tim Beckman.  (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Emma: Beckman Staying At Illinois

Illinois will retain football coach Tim Beckman, a team source confirmed.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2014

osh Ferguson #6 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs past Kyle Queiro #21 of the Northwestern Wildcats during the first half on November 29, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Illinois Becomes Bowl Eligible With 47-33 Win Over Northwestern

Reilly O’Toole passed for 147 yards and three touchdowns and also ran for 147 yards, Josh Ferguson had a pair of rushing scores and Illinois took advantage of five Northwestern turnovers for a 47-33 victory over its in-state and Big Ten rival on Saturday.


Rayvonte Rice #24 of the Illinois Fighting Illini is fouled as he drives to the basket by Khristian Smith #1 of the Indiana State Sycamores during the 2014 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational basketball tournament at the Orleans Arena on November 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Illinois Beats Indiana State, 88-62

Rayvonte Rice scored 21 points as the Illini improved to 5-0.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2014

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Illinois Tops Brown, 89-68

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

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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.


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.


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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.


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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.


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.