Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

4 Western Suburbs Lead Chicago Area In DUI Arrests

Naperville and three other western suburbs led the Chicago area in drunken driving arrests last year.

WBBM Newsradio–06/27/2012

A small plane crashed outside Rockford, killing the pilot. (CBS)

Pilot Dead After Small Plane Crashes Near Rockford

A pilot is dead after a plane went down near Rockford Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Quinn Rains On Ill. House Gambling Parade

Offering up a direct challenge to a resistant Gov. Pat Quinn, the Illinois House resurrected a huge expansion of legalized gambling Wednesday that includes a land-based casino in Chicago, four more on riverboats and allowing ailing horse-racing tracks to add slot machines.



Fisherman Breaks Illinois Walleye Record That Stood For Just 2 Months

Just two months after a teenage boy from Rockford broke the record for the biggest walleye in Illinois, the record has been broken again.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2012

Obesity Generic

Rockford One Of Fattest Towns In United States

CHICAGO (CBS) — Residents of Rockford: You are fat. According to a Gallup study, more than a third of the people living in Rockford are obese. That puts the town No. 4 on the list […]


The Exelon Byron Nuclear Generating Station in Byron, Illinois, is one of 17 nuclear reactors at 10 sites in three US states. It is the nation's largest operator of commercial nuclear power plants and third largest in the world. (Photo credit: JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)

Shutdown At Exelon Nuclear Plant Near Rockford

Exelon was working to restore operations at a nuclear reactor unit near Rockford, after the reactor went down Monday morning.

CBS Chicago–01/30/2012

The Chicago Wolves take on the Rockford IceHogs Saturday. (Dale Woltman/Wolves)

Wolves’ Lead To IceHogs Slips Away Before Massive Crowd

Despite the presence of 15,920 fans crammed into Allstate Arena, the Chicago Wolves surrendered two third-period goals and dropped a 3-2 decision Saturday night to the Rockford IceHogs.


Chicago Wolves

Wolves Suffer 3-2 Loss At Rockford

The Wolves gave up the first goal 80 seconds into the game to set the tone for a 3-2 loss to the Rockford IceHogs


Benedictine University in west suburban Lisle (Credit: CBS)

Benedictine University Eyes Arizona Campus

While the west suburban Lisle institution has no plans to leave town, a proposal up for approval this week could result in the private Catholic nonprofit school establishing a campus in Mesa, Ariz.


The Laurent House in Rockford, designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. (Photo courtesy:

Frank Lloyd Wright Home In Rockford On Auction Block

Inquiries have arrived from as far as China and England about an original Frank Lloyd Wright home, complete with Wright designed furniture, being auctioned off Thursday afternoon in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Panel Votes Against Governor’s Plan To Close 4 State Facilities

It’s only a recommendation, but a legislative panel says four state facilities targeted by the governor for closure should stay open.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Zoila Tellez and her husband, Jose Tellez (Family Photo)

Family Settles Lawuits Over Fatal Train Derailment For $36M

Canadian National Railway has agreed to pay more than $36 million to the family of a 44-year-old woman who was killed in a train derailment and explosion in Rockford two years ago.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Harrison Harmonicas

Nation’s Last Harmonica Manufacturer To Close

A local company that is the only harmonica manufacturer in the United States is closing its doors.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Police on Saturday released this image of Timmothy Pitzen, which is considered the most recent picture of the missing Aurora boy.

Case Of Missing Timmothy Pitzen Turns Cold

It has been a month now since Aurora police were reasonably certain that 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen was alive and well.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

Police on Saturday released this image of Timmothy Pitzen, which is considered the most recent picture of the missing Aurora boy.

Police Hope SUV Leads To Clues About Missing Aurora Boy

Aurora police hope evidence from a sport-utility vehicle will help them find a 6-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly three weeks.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

Simon Peter Nelson (Credit: Illinois Department Of Corrections)

Man Who Killed Six Children Up For Parole

A 79-year-old Rockford man is up for parole again – 33 years after being convicted of killing all six of his children.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

Dogs help police search Thursday for missing 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen of Aurora. (CBS)

Search Intensifies For Missing Aurora Boy

Police have uncovered new clues in the frantic search for a missing 6-year-old Aurora boy, as the search moved to northwest Illinois on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011

Timomthy Pitzen

Family Searches For Missing Aurora Boy In Western Illinois

Relatives of an Aurora woman, who committed suicide in a Rockford motel room, are out searching for the woman’s missing son in western Illinois.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011

Timomthy Pitzen

Search On In 3 States For Missing Aurora Boy

The search for a missing Aurora boy has now moved to at least three states.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Timomthy Pitzen

Woman Found Dead In Motel, 6-Year-Old Son Missing

Six-year-old Timothy J. Pitzen remains missing Sunday afternoon, and authorities continue to look for leads in his disappearance, a day after his mother was found dead inside a Rockford motel room after slitting her wrists.