Megan Mawicke

The Bolingbrook Raiders high school girls' basketball team, led by coach Tony Smith, is aiming for its 4th consecutive Illinois state title. (Credit: CBS)

Bolingbrook Girls Aiming For 4th Straight State Basketball Title

The ladies basketball team at Bolingbrook High School – led by Connecticut-bound Morgan Tuck – is going for its fourth consecutive state title.


Isaac Denson (left) and Wahid Rashad (right), who are both homeless, are running in the 2011 Chicago Marathon. (Credit: CBS)

Homeless Runners To Compete In Chicago Marathon

On Sunday, 45,000 runners will pound the pavement in the Chicago Marathon. Crossing the finish line after 26.2 grueling miles will a be life changing moment, but even more so for two men who hope it’s the start of a successful run towards turning their lives around.

CBS 2–10/04/2011

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in Lemont, Illinois.  (Photo by Maxx Wolfson/Getty Images)

BMW Championship Could Be Making Last Stop At Cog Hill

For the first time, five-time champ Tiger Woods won’t be in the field of the BMW Championship. And, as CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke reports, that isn’t good news for a tournament that might be making its final appearance at Cog Hill.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2011

Some talented young female golfers are playing this week at the Olympia Fields Country Club. (CBS)

Talented Young Women Converge At Junior Golf Championship

It’s been eight years since Olympia Fields Country Club hosted some of the world’s best golfers in a U.S. Open. There’s a major event going on there this week with the U.S. Girls Junior Championship, CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke reports.


Ryan Perez

Switch Pitcher Hoping To Take Both Arms To Big Leagues

An ambidextrous batter isn’t a rare creature in baseball, but an ambidextrous pitcher is. As CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke reports, two hands are better than one for a local high school hurler.

CBS 2–07/13/2011

Chicago Bears tight end Greg Olsen

Bears’ Olsen Helping To Kick Cancer

Bears tight end Greg Olsen is helping to kick cancer. Olsen hosted a charity kickball tournament in Grant Park on Saturday, in honor of his mother, Susan, who is a 10-year breast cancer survivor.

CBS 2–07/10/2011

Chicago has become a recruiting magnet for U.S. team handball. (CBS)

Chicago Becomes Recruiting Target For Olympic Team Handball

U.S. Olympic officials are hoping to get a hand from the Chicago area to get the sport of team handball off the ground here in the states.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

Bandits Ballpark

Brand New Ballpark For Bandits Women’s Softball Team

For years Jennie Finch was the face of the Chicago Bandits and women’s professional softball. Now you will find her name on the Bandits’ brand new ballpark in Rosemont

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

JerShon Cobb

Well, NU Basketball Is Still Going Strong, Anyway

The Wildcats, moving forward in the NIT, are the last college basketball team standing in Chicago. CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke talks with the coach and players.


San Jose Sharks v Chicago Blackhawks

Blackhawks Already Facing Playoff Atmosphere

The NHL postseason is still a few weeks away, but it already feels like playoff hockey for the Chicago Blackhawks.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2011

Robert Jekabson

Golden Gloves Boxers Step Into The Ring On Friday

Some of the area’s best amateur boxers will be bobbing and weaving in the ring when the annual Golden Gloves competition gets started on Friday at Gordon Tech High School, a switch from old St. Andrews Gym.

CBS 2–03/01/2011

Rush coach Bob McMillen (CBS)

Chicago Rush Gets New Start With New Coach

The Chicago Rush arena football team wants to build bridges to fans this year, especially if there’s an NFL lockout. CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke reports.


Alexa Messina

Gymnast Gears Up For State Finals After Surviving Wreck

Alexa Messina will try to help Sandberg High School qualify for the state gymnastics finals on Wednesday. She’s also trying to qualify individually, but she should get a perfect 10 just for being able to walk.

CBS 2–02/09/2011

Richard Dent

Dent Says Patience Finally Paid Off

Getting into Canton proved to be more elusive for Richard Dent than the quarterbacks he brought down 137 times during his career.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011

2011 NFC Championship: Green Bay Packers v Chicago Bears

Cutler Recovering After Knee Injury

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will have an MRI on his knee later Monday, after an injury took him out for the second half of the team’s losing NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2011

Jay Cutler

Cutler: I’m Not Bothered By Critics

When Jay Cutler’s name has come up in past comparisons of NFL quarterbacks, “never been to the playoffs” before was always mentioned; but that has never bothered Cutler.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2011

Wild Card Playoffs - New Orleans Saints v Seattle Seahawks

In A Season Of Breaks, This May Be The Biggest

In a Chicago Bears season full of breaks this might be the biggest yet.

CBS 2–01/10/2011

Chicago Bears Helmet

Do Bears Veterans Have Advice For Playoff Newbies?

The Bears have their share of veterans that know what the playoffs are all about: higher intensity and a faster pace. So are they giving any advice to the playoff newbies? CBS 2’s Megan Mawicke reports.

CBS 2–01/05/2011

Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears is tackled by Mike Wright of the New England Patriots at Soldier Field. The Patriots beat the Bears 36-7. (Getty Images)

Bears Moving On After Sunday’s Debacle

Coach Lovie Smith says the Bears are still in excellent position, even after Sunday’s embarrassing loss to the Patriots.


Bears safety Chris Harris plays piano while his young son accompanies him on drums. (CBS)

Bears Safety Chris Harris Tackles — Er, Tickles — The Ivories

He’s hard-hitting on the field but decompresses by playing piano.

CBS 2–12/09/2010