Hail damage in Marseilles. (Credit: CBS)

Marseilles Cleaning Up After Damaging Hail Storm

The rush for repairs is on after huge hailstones as big as a person’s hand pelt parts of the Chicago area, causing serious damage.


Two runners participate in a Spartan Race in Ottawa, Ill. (Credit: Facebook)

Spartan Race Runners Come Down With Itchy Rash

It’s been a very itchy couple of weeks for some people who participated in an obstacle race in LaSalle County.


(Photo courtesy Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run)

10th Anniversary Of Iraq, Afghanistan War Memorial Approaching

It’s the war memorial that most people don’t even know exists, even after ten years. It bears the names of more than 7,000 soldiers killed in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

WBBM Newsradio–06/06/2013

This was the scene in Marseilles, Ill. three weeks ago when the Illinois River flooded a section of town. (CBS)

Illinois River Town Still Recovering From Flood

Two hundred families still can’t return home in Marseilles. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


The Illinois River is flooding the town of Mareilles. (CBS)

Flooding Displaces Hundreds Of Marseilles Residents

Police and firefighters in the town of Marseilles in LaSalle County went door-to-door Thursday night, asking hundreds of people in a low-lying area to evacuate their homes because of rising water from the Illinois River.


A Chinook helicopter will fly Gov. Pat Quinn and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski to downstate Marseilles, for an awards ceremony for Illinois National Guard Troops, and honoring military cooperation between the U.S. and Poland. (Credit: CBS)

Governor, Polish President Visit Troops Downstate

Gov. Pat Quinn and Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski flew to Marseilles on Sunday to visit National Guard troops.

CBS Chicago–05/20/2012

Cancer patient Jimmy Carlson was evicted from his Marseilles home this week. (CBS)

Village Has Cancer Patient Evicted Over Sewer Bill

A small town is supposed to be where people care most. But the downstate village of Marsailles evicted a 65-year-old man from his lifelong home because he did didn’t pay a $6,000 sewer bill.