This Summer's Must Hear Midwest MusiciansLooking to refresh your music playlist? Make the most of your short Midwestern summer and check out these up-and-coming musicians, home-grown in the heartland.
Road Salt Will Be Scarce, Expensive This WinterThe reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt -- in some cases, five times as expensive as last season.
Trying To Define The True Midwest: It's Not EasyWith apologies to the Founding Fathers, one truth we hold to be self-evident is that Illinois is part of the Midwest. Right? Maybe not.
In Illinois, About 7.3 Percent Of Computers Run Windows XP, Potential Hacker TargetsJust how many computers are still running Windows XP?
Chicago, Midwest Lights At Night As Seen From SpaceEven from space, the lights from Chicago are blinding.
NASA Captures Image Of Midwest 'Whiteout'When one looks at a photo like this, it makes one feel really, really small.
Orionid Meteor Shower Over Chicago Saturday, SundayOne of the most spectacular meteor showers of the year will be on display over the Midwest this weekend.
Glencoe Firefighter Reports Seeing Mountain LionJim Almdale says he was doing his nightly checks in a wooded area near Glencoe Beach last week when he saw a cougar walk onto the road. CBS 2's Marissa Bailey reports.
Mountain Lions Creeping Closer To ChicagoMore and more of these big cats are turning up in the Midwest, looking for forested habitat. CBS 2's Bill Kurtis reports.
Red Admiral Butterfly Population ExplodingIf you keep your eyes open wandering Chicagoland, you may see a solitary apple tree or lilac bush being swarmed by butterflies – dozens, possibly over a hundred butterflies at a time.
Weather Radios Flying Off The Shelves After TornadoesRetailers are working hard to keep weather radios in stock, after tornadoes devastated parts of downstate Illinois and other Midwest locations last week.
Harrisburg Residents Begin Process Of Healing After TornadoResidents of Harrisburg, Ill., are now trying to come to grips with the devastation of a massive EF-4 tornado that struck on Wednesday morning and killed six people.
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