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Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich walks through a hoard of media toward his house before giving a news conference outside his home March 14, 2012, a day before reporting to prison. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Nearly 90 Percent Say Illinois, Chicago Government Is Corrupt

Nearly 90 percent of Illinois voters believe that corruption is typical in state government, according to a new poll

03/31/2014

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. (Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Watch: A Long Line Of Recent Rants, And Boeheim’s Is Just The Latest

Check out some of the best recent rants by coaches and players.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2014

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S. Illinois Edges Loyola 81-76 In OT

Jalen Pendleton had a steal and made two free throws with 6 seconds left in overtime to secure an 81-76 win for Southern Illinois against Loyola of Chicago on Saturday.

02/01/2014

Beatles guitarist and singer George Harrison performing during a live concert.  (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

State To Mark Golden Anniversary Of Beatle George Harrison’s Downstate Tour

Fifty years ago this month, Beatle George Harrison took a break from European stardom to go someplace where no one knew him — southern Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–09/20/2013

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Scheelhaase Leads Illini To 42-34 Victory Over SIU

Nathan Scheelhaase threw for career-best 416 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Illinois to a 42-34 win over Southern Illinois. But the Illini had to hang on late to beat the Football Championship Subdivision school.

08/31/2013

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Illinois State Routs Southern Illinois 83-47

Tyler Brown scored 16 points and Jackie Carmichael had 15 points and 11 rebounds as Illinois State recorded its most lopsided victory ever over Southern Illinois, 83-47 on Saturday.

02/02/2013

Rob Sherman

Atheist Activist Goes To Supreme Court To Block State Funding For Cross

Atheist activist Rob Sherman says the U.S. Supreme Court is his last chance to block public funding for repair of a massive cross in Southern Illinois.

CBS Chicago–09/06/2012

Sen. Paul Simon

Downstate Museum Honoring Sen. Paul Simon To Close

A Southern Illinois museum that honors the late Illinois U.S. Senator Paul Simon is closing at the end of the month.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2012

Extensive damage after an EF-4 tornado hit Harrisburg, Ill. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)(Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Tornado Relief: Discount Tire Begins Aid Campaign For Southern Illinois

In the wake of the destruction left by a massive tornado in downstate Harrisburg, residents in southern Illinois are in desperate need of relief.

03/02/2012

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Multiple Tornado Warnings Again In Southern Illinois

Just two days after a tornado killed six people and destroyed dozens of buildings in Southern Illinois, multiple tornado warnings have been issued for the area again.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

A resident picks through debris after a tornado touched down  in Harrisburg, Illinois. (Credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Six People Dead In Powerful Tornado Downstate

Six downstate residents were killed, and more than 100 others were injured, in a powerful storm with an EF4 tornado slammed southern Illinois early Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–02/29/2012

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SIU-Edwardsville Tips Northern Illinois 64-62

Mark Yelovich’s basket as time ran out gave Southern Illinois-Edwardsville a 64-62 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.

02/18/2012

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Downstate Illinois Residents Awoken By Earthquake

A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck in southeast Missouri Tuesday morning, and was felt in parts of downstate Illinois.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

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Thunderstorm Warning Issued For Southern Counties

Central Illinois and several several southern counties should brace for severe thunderstorms, winds and hail Saturday night.

05/07/2011

Rob Sherman

Judge Tosses Atheist’s Suit Over Downstate Cross

A federal judge has tossed an atheist’s lawsuit, which sought to force the return of a state grant that helped pay for restoration of an 11-story cross that is considered a landmark in southern Illinois.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2011