Celsie Erwin (left) and Corbyn Erwin (right) .

Amber Alert For Two Missing Girls Downstate Canceled

An Amber Alert issued Monday for two missing girls in the downstate Illinois town of Marion has been canceled.


State Rep. John Bradley and State Sen. Toi Hutchinson (Photos: and

Illnois Lawmakers On Taxes: Reality Is Catching Up

Illinois lawmakers warn that reality is catching up with them as they grapple with the state’s budget problems this Spring.


(Photo provided by Matt Berg)

Wheaton College Student Among 4 Killed In Crystal Lake Plane Crash

All four people aboard a small plane, including a Wheaton College junior, her sister and businessman father, were killed when the aircraft crashed Saturday morning near northwest suburban Crystal Lake.


A culex tarsalis female mosquito that was caught in a trap will be tested for the presence of the West Nile virus. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Palatine Man Tests Positive For West Nile

An elderly northwest suburban man is the first to be diagnosed this year in the Chicago area with West Nile-related diseases.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2011

World War II veteran Gerald Diez, 90, may be displaced from his home at the Marion VA, his family says. (CBS)

2 Investigators: Will VA Bounce Vets From Nursing Facilities?

The families of military veterans say their loved ones are being pushed out of the VA centers that promised to take care of them. CBS 2’s Dave Savini investigates.

CBS 2–06/23/2011