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Jonathan Toews (Derek Leung/Getty Images)

Blackhawks’ Toews ‘Under The Weather,’ Misses Practice

Jonathan Toews is expected to be good to go for tomorrow’s Game 1.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2014

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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

04/29/2014

Joakim Noah drives on Marcin Gortat. (Getty Images)

Joakim Noah’s Accomplishments Not Seen For Bulls Since Scottie And MJ Were Around

Noah has also broken the franchise record for single-season assists by a Bulls center.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2014

Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks moves past Kyle Brodziak #21 of the Minnesota Wild at the United Center on April 3, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Stop 3-Game Slide With Win Over Wild

Marian Hossa scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the banged-up Chicago Blackhawks stopped a three-game slide with a 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Thursday night.

04/03/2014

Coors Field. (Getty Images)

Wisch: Giving An Opening Day Holiday The Cold Shoulder

A federal holiday to sit out in the freezing cold doesn’t sound pleasant.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2014

Terran Petteway. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: In Nebraska’s Capital City, A Basketball Program Is Reborn

By Chris Emma- (CBS) Decades have passed since Nebraska had hope on the hardcourt. A team that has historically been an afterthought on its own campus — plus everywhere else — has energized a fan […]

CBS Chicago–02/24/2014

John Groce. (Getty Images)

Nunn Helps Illinois Shoot Down Minnesota, 62-49

Freshman guard Kendrick Nunn hit five 3-pointers and led Illinois with 19 points as the last-place Illini beat Minnesota 62-49 on Wednesday night, putting a damper on the Gophers’ hopes for an at-large NCAA Tournament bid.

02/19/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Minnesota Defeats Cold Northwestern 54-48

Minnesota’s DeAndre Mathieu got rolling in the second half, while Northwestern got shut down.

02/17/2014

Aaron Craft. (Ryan Young/Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: It’s Still Unpredictable At Top

Ohio State has righted itself, but Michigan and Michigan State still remain on top.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Northwestern coach Chris Collins. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: Just As Chris Collins Imagined, Support’s Growing For Northwestern

Just as first-year coach Chris Collins imagined, there’s a renewed energy from Wildcats fans.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2014

Urban Meyer. (Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Signing Day Rewind: Urban Meyer At It Again

Our expert breaks down who the winners and losers were in the Big Ten on National Signing Day.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2014

Marc Trestman.  (Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Bears’ Season Ticket Prices Going Up An Average of 4.1 Percent

Bears season tickets will see a cost increase of $2 to $12, the team said.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2014

Michigan coach John Beilein. (Getty Images)

Emma’s Big Ten Power Rankings: A Conference In Flux

Northwestern’s stealing the Big Ten headlines as others falter.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2014

Northwestern Wildcats. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Northwestern Wins Again, 55-54 At Minnesota

Drew Crawford scored 17 points and JerShon Cobb pitched in 15 points to help Northwestern win its third game in a row on the road, 55-54 over Minnesota on Saturday.

02/01/2014

Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild controls the puck against Marian Hossa #81 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period of the game on January 23, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Wild Hold Off Blackhawks For 2-1 Victory

Jason Pominville and Matt Cooke scored first-period goals and Darcy Kuemper made 33 saves and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night.

01/23/2014

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Illinois 1 Of 6 States To Get Veterans Jobs Program

Illinois is one of six states chosen for a special program to help military veterans make the transition to civilian job.

10/15/2013

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback officiates the wedding of a lesbian couple in Minneapolis, one of 46 same-sex couples to get married at Minneapolis City Hall on Aug. 1, 2013, the day same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota. (Credit: CBS)

Minneapolis Mayor Urges Same-Sex Couples To Tie The Knot In Gopher State

The mayor of Minneapolis is making no bones about it, he wants same-sex couples to come to Minnesota to spend big bucks on weddings, since they can’t get married yet in Illinois.

09/05/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

Ex-Dixon Comptroller Serving Time In Minnesota Prison

The convicted former comptroller of Dixon, Ill., who stole tens of million of dollars in city money, has arrived at her final prison destination.

06/04/2013

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Big 1st Half Propels Florida Over Minnesota 78-64

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mike Rosario scored 25 points and Florida used an overpowering first half to roll past Minnesota and into the NCAA tournament round of 16 for third consecutive year with a 78-64 […]

03/24/2013

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Mbakwe, Minnesota Take Down No. 1 Indiana 77-73

Trevor Mbakwe had 21 points and 12 rebounds to help Minnesota take down No. 1 Indiana 77-73 on Tuesday night, the seventh time the top-ranked team in The Associated Press’ poll has lost a game this season.

02/26/2013

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