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Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma: A Day With Iowa’s Coach McCaffery

The fiery Fran McCaffery has won over fans and turned the tide of Hawkeye basketball.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2014

Cubs third baseman prospect Kris Bryant. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cubs Promote Kris Bryant To Triple-A Iowa

Bryant was hitting .355 with 22 homers in 68 games in Double-A.

CBS Chicago–06/18/2014

One Year Anniversary Of BP Oil Spill Approaches

Sioux City To Commemorate 25th Anniversary Of United 232 Crash

In a month, the people of Sioux City, Ia., will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the crash of a crippled, Chicago-bound United Airlines DC-10 that was forced to make an emergency landing at Sioux Gateway Airport.

06/14/2014

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Chicago Area Dodges Worst Of Midwest Storms

Though some rain began moving through the Chicago area Wednesday morning, the worst of a damaging storm system headed east from Iowa and Missouri was passing well south of the city and suburbs.

06/04/2014

jose Veras. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs Cut Ties With Reliever Veras

Welington Castillo has also been placed on the DL, while Hector Rondon has been activated.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2014

Pedro Strop. (Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Cubs Activate Strop From DL, Wright From Paternity List

Hector Rondon goes onto the paternity leave list as well.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

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Javy Baez Is Heating Up

Baez is hitting .464 in his last seven games at Triple-A Iowa.

CBS Chicago–05/23/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Emma: Let’s Finally Accept Big Ten’s Eastern Expansion

The Big Ten yearns to own two regions, which would be unprecedented for a collegiate conference.

CBS Chicago–05/14/2014

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

Javy Baez. (Getty Images)

Javy Baez Placed On 7-Day DL At Triple-A Iowa

Baez suffered the injury taking ground balls during batting practice.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2014

Illinois' State Farm Center. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Could Illinois Support Another Big Ten School?

This state could benefit from a true rivalry between public universities, as the likes of Iowa and Michigan have.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2014

Cubs president Theo Epstein. (Getty Images)

Levine: Renteria Reiterates — Baez Returning To Minors

The Cubs continue to insist Javier Baez will be the everyday shortstop at Triple-A Iowa.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2014

Doug McDermott. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: My Terrible Bracket Will Help You Win Your Office Pool

Let these picks “un-guide” you in your quest to win your NCAA Tournament.

CBS Chicago–03/19/2014

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.  (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Emma: Iowa No Longer In Control Of Its Own Destiny

“There’s no magic formula,” Iowa coach Fran McCaffery says.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

Dave Sobolewski #3 of the Northwestern Wildcats grabs a rebound in the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes during the first round of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 13, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Northwestern Upsets Iowa

Tre Demps had 20 points, including four 3-pointers and Drew Crawford added 15 points and six assists to lead 11th-seeded Northwestern to a 67-62 victory over No. 6 Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament Thursday night.

03/13/2014

Michigan coach John Beilein. (Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Tournament Primer: Best And Worst Case Scenarios

There’s no salvation waiting for Purdue, but hope resides for Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.

CBS Chicago–03/10/2014

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Ekey’s 3 Lifts Illinois Over No. 24 Iowa 66-63

Jon Ekey hit a 3-pointer in the final second to lift Illinois to a 66-63 victory over No. 24 Iowa on Saturday night.

03/08/2014

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery.  (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

Watch: Iowa’s McCabe Slams MSU’s Trice Down With Wrestling Move

Pretty sure this isn’t allowed in basketball, folks.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: Conference’s Bubble Grows Larger

Somewhat miraculously, Illinois and Indiana have climbed into NCAA Tournament contention.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2014

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