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Illini wing Kendrick Nunn. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Thoughts On The Illini Basketball Schedule

Illinois’ Big Ten slate starts tough, but there’s opportunity for a strong finish.

CBS Chicago–19 hours ago

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Is Chicago’s Water System Vulnerable To Leaks?

Last week, it was a water pollution problem in Toledo, Ohio. Today, residents of Bay City, Michigan are being told to conserve water while crews search for the source of a leak that’s draining the system.

08/11/2014

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp Lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

07/15/2014

Nik Stauskas. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NBA Teams Ask Draft Prospects Crazy Questions Too, Apparently

They tried stumping Nik Stauskas, who was merely amused.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2014

Nik Stauskas. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Stauskas: It’d ‘Be Great’ To Land In Chicago

The question is, how long will Nik Stauskas be around in the draft?

CBS Chicago–06/17/2014

Ty Isaac. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Joliet Catholic Product Ty Isaac Is Transferring To Michigan

After leaving USC, it came down to Michigan and Illinois for Isaac.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2014

Combat Drones

Anti-War Activists To March 160 Miles To Protest Drone Proliferation

Protesters planned to begin their march at Boeing headquarters, as the company manufactures some of the combat drones used by the U.S. military. They’ll march to a National Guard base in Battle Creek, Michigan, where a drone control center is under construction.

06/03/2014

Chicago Fire Department dive teams near 31st Street Beach. (Credit: CBS)

Search Resumes For 2 Still Missing After Boating Accident

Four people went into the water when their boat capsized about 7 miles off shore from the 31st Street marina around 7 p.m. Saturday. A fisherman rescued the a man who had been on the boat Sunday morning, and rescue crews found a woman two hours later, but she died.

06/02/2014

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

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

Satellite image of ice cover on the Great Lakes on April 15, 2014. Overall, nearly 39 percent of the Great Lakes were covered in ice as of April 15, including 62 percent of Lake Superior. (Credit: NOAA)

It’s Mid-April And Coast Guard Is Still Battling Thick Great Lakes Ice

Almost one month into spring, the U.S. Coast Guard is still breaking up ice around the Great Lakes.

04/16/2014

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

Teleka Patrick (Credit: Facebook)

Body Found In Indiana Lake IDed As Missing Michigan Doctor

A body found in a lake in Porter, Ind., over the weekend has been identified as a missing doctor from Kalamazoo, Mich.

04/09/2014

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany. (Getty Images)

Wisch: When It Comes To Titles, Big Ten Is Final Forlorn

The Big Ten has sent 18 teams to the Final Four in the last quarter century but has just one champion.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2014

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

Michigan's Glenn Robinson III. (Getty Images)

Michigan’s All Wasn’t Enough

Everyone “got their money’s worth” in a classic between Kentucky and Michigan.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2014

Kentucky's Aaron Harrison. (Getty Images)

Emma: Kentucky Comes Together, Just As Calipari Envisioned

The Wildcats are off the the Final Four after their third straight double-digit comeback win.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2014

Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates with teammates Julius Randle #30 and Dakari Johnson #44 after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 75 to 72 in the midwest regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Harrison Lifts Wildcats To 75-72 Win Over Michigan

Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.

03/30/2014

Dakari Johnson #44 of the Kentucky Wildcats drives against Darius Carter #12 of the Wichita State Shockers. (credit: Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Keidel: March Sadness Ends Cinderella Story

We’re being told this is a classic tournament, with juggernauts about to collide like meteors over Texas, and a classic Final Four in store for us. Depends on your view of classic. Does an Arizona – Florida Finals sound unprecedented? Is that must-see TV?

03/27/2014

Florida coach Billy Donovan. (Getty Images)

Emma: Sweet 16 Power Rankings, Storylines

Kentucky, Virginia and Michigan are peaking, and Florida’s as strong as ever.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2014

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