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Illinois Spared In Latest Nationwide Corruption Analysis

Illinois is not one of the most corrupt states in the Union, according to an analysis sponsored by the Center For Public Integrity.

05/06/2014

Boats pass under the Michigan Avenue bri

Trying To Define The True Midwest: It’s Not Easy

With apologies to the Founding Fathers, one truth we hold to be self-evident is that Illinois is part of the Midwest. Right? Maybe not.

05/02/2014

Northern Illinois football coach Rod Carey. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Wisch: NIU Should Push For Big 12 Membership

In the money-driven culture of collegiate athletics, the Chicago market and continued gridiron success make NIU appealing.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan. (Getty Images)

Duke-Wisconsin Headlines 2014 ACC-Big Ten Challenge

Ohio State makes a visit to Louisville in another marquee matchup.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2014

Andrew Kokoraleis.

History Of The Death Penalty In Illinois

A botched execution this week in Oklahoma has renewed debate over the death penalty, a practice that was abandoned in Illinois by Gov. George Ryan in 2000.

04/30/2014

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Report: Illini’s Darius Paul Arrested For Resisting Officer, Underage Drinking

(CBS) Illinois basketball player Darius Paul was arrested early Tuesday morning for resisting a police officer and underage drinking, according to the Champaign News-Gazette. The 20-year-old Paul evaded police after they saw he and another man […]

CBS Chicago–04/22/2014

Fertility Scorecard

Illinois Among Best States For Addressing Infertility

Some good news for women who are having difficulty becoming pregnant: Illinois is one of only five states in the country to get high marks for assisting couples with infertility.

04/22/2014

Pat Fitzgerald. (Getty Images)

Illinois, Northwestern Each Tabbed For BTN Primetime Game

Both squads will face Nebraska in a primetime TV game.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2014

Students gather in the gym at Northside College Prep. (Credit: McKenzie Wilson)

Chicago, Suburbs Dominate U.S. News Best High School List In Illinois

Chicago area schools dominate the top 10 in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, and two rank among the nation’s best. Five of the ten in Illinois, including the top four, are Chicago public schools. The other five are suburban schools.

04/22/2014

Rescue workers search through rubble for survivors of tornado damage April 21, 2004 in Utica, Illinois. Utica, located about 90 miles southwest of Chicago, is home to about 1,000 people and has sustained significant tornado damage leaving eight people dead. (Photo by Jean Lachat-Pool/Getty Images)

10 Years Ago This Weekend, Deadly Tornado Ripped Through Utica, Ill.

Jeremy Thorsen had just left the Milestone Tap when he saw a tornado hit the building.

04/18/2014

FILE PHOTO (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

How Many Millionaires In Illinois?

More than 5 percent of Illinois households are considered have at least $1 million, according to a wealth analysis of all 50 states.

04/17/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

By The Numbers: Problems For Illinois

What’s wrong with Illinois?

04/16/2014

States Remembered Map

Fewer Than 50 Percent Of Trivia Players Can Name All 50 States

Less than half of players on an online game site could name all 50 U.S. states.

04/14/2014

Wes Lunt, while at Oklahoma State. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Past QBs Show Lunt Could Be An Illini Savior

How many wins could quarterback Wes Lunt be worth? History has a hint.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

By Far, Illinois Has Least Trust In Government Among All 50 States

By an astonishingly wide margin, Illinois residents trust their government officials to handle their problems far less than any other state.

04/09/2014

Aaron Bailey. (Getty Images)

Illini Let 3 QBs Compete As They Weigh When To Name Starting QB

Illini coach Tim Beckman might not make a decision until summer.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

Sgt. Timothy Owens, 37, was among those killed in the latest Forth Hood shooting. (Courtesy: Effingham Daily News)

One Fort Hood Victim Was Illinois Sergeant

Family members identified the victim as U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Owens, a native of Effingham, Ill.

04/03/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: By Claiming He Was Misquoted, Illini’s Beckman Misfires

It’s best for all if Tim Beckman just has a realistic view of his program.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2014

Stephen Bardo of the 1989 Flying Illini. (Getty Images)

Kendall Gill On ’89 Flying Illini: ‘Best To Never Win The National Championship’

Illinois fell in the national semifinals to Michigan in 1989.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2014

Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: For More Donors, Illini First Need More Wins

Illinois’ athletic department ranks in the lower one-third of the Big Ten in donor contributions.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

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