KeShon Newman, in white shirt, with his parents and dog, Chrissy. (Lisa Fielding)

Boy Hit By Bus Makes Miraculous Recovery

“Last thing I remember was walking out the door, walking my dog, then waking up in the hospital,” Keshon Newman says.


Water generic

Body Of Teen Recovered In North Suburban Lake

Several people were swimming off a pontoon boat in Third Lake when a 16-year-old boy became distressed and went under water.


Residents of Elgin Avenue sort through debris after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Rain Might Slow Cleanup In Tornado-Ravaged Washington

As survivors sift through the debris from at least 1,000 damaged and destroyed homes, they’re also finding bright spots and good reason to look to the future.


Nathan Woessner, 6, at his family's church in Galva, Ill., more than two weeks after he was trapped under a sand dune in northwest Indiana. (Credit: CBS)

Boy Trapped Under Sand Dune Visits Church After Recovery

The 6-year-old boy who was trapped under a sand dune for more than three hours earlier this month made his first public appearance since his life-and-death ordeal.


Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Rush And Davis: Jackson Jr. Still ‘Can’t Take The Pressure’ Of Speaking Publicly

Two Chicago congressmen reiterated their support for Jesse Jackson Jr. on Saturday, saying the former Illinois congressman is suffering greatly and needs time to get healthy before he can address the public.


Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. talks to reporters about his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned from Congress on Nov. 21, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson: Jesse Jr. ‘Has Fought Gallantly’ During Illness

Rev. Jesse Jackson said Wednesday that his son Jesse Jackson Jr.’s decision to resign from Congress has caused “a great sense of pain” for his family, but he said they’ve been encouraged by all the support they’ve received from the public.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, left, meets with U.S. Rep. Judy Biggert this week. (courtesy: U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk's Office)

Sen. Kirk Releases Latest Photo During Stroke Recovery

The freshman senator, who had a stroke in January, says he’s walking a lot and even climbing stairs.


Emergency personnel look for a missing person in the waters of Loyola Park beach Thursday night. (CBS)

2 Girls Rescued From Lake, 3rd Missing

Two teen girls were rescued from Lake Michigan on Thursday evening, but divers continued looking for a third in the choppy waters off Loyola Park beach.


Police investigate a shooting scene where a young boy was injured. (CBS)

Gary Boy Recovering Miraculously After Shooting

A 7-year-old boy from Gary, Ind., who was shot in the head last Christmas Eve has made what experts say was an unlikely recovery.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Starts Rehabilitation Exercises After Stroke

The 52-year-old Republican is adapting well to the program following the stroke he had the weekend of Jan. 21, doctors say.


U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS File Photo)

Kirk Upgraded To Good Condition

More than two weeks after suffering a stroke and undergoing brain surgery, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) has been upgraded to good condition and doctors said he will soon begin rehabilitation.

CBS Chicago–02/06/2012

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk

Kirk Continuing To Make Progress After Stroke

Doctors said U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk was continuing to make progress after suffering a stroke more than a week ago and undergoing at least two surgeries to relieve swelling on his brain.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

Rebeka Kasper spent three weeks battling a combination of mononucleosis, two strains of streptococcus virus, toxic shock syndrome and pneumonia. She recovered in time for Christmas in what doctors called a miraculous turnaround in her health. (Credit: CBS)

Purdue Student Makes ‘Miracle’ Recovery From Serious Illness

Some are calling it a Christmas miracle. A 20-year-old woman from northwest Indiana, on the brink of death just a couple of weeks ago, recovered just in time for Christmas.

CBS 2–12/28/2011

Adam Dunn

Breaking Down Dunn’s Recovery

Late Tuesday night, White Sox slugger Adam Dunn had to undergo an emergency appendectomy. While that may seem like a very serious condition for Dunn, he’ll likely only miss five games.

670 The Score–04/06/2011