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Ryan Miller. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Blues Now The Favorite To Win Stanley Cup, Per Bovada

St. Louis is a 5/1 favorite to win it all, while Chicago has 13/2 odds.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2014

Megan Boken, 23, of Wheaton was shot and killed in an apparent botched robbery in St. Louis, where she was planning to play in an alumni game for former St. Louis University volleyball players. (Photo courtesy St. Louis University)

Family Backs ‘Kill Switch’ Requirement For Smart Phones, To Deter Thefts

Megan Boken left home to visit St. Louis in 2012. She was shot and killed in broad daylight for her cell phone. CBS 2′s Courtney Gousman reports.

03/03/2014

Chicago White Sox

White Sox Claim P Cleto Off Waivers From Royals

Maikel Cleto had a 5.52 ERA in Triple-A last season.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2014

David Backes. (Getty Images)

Team USA’s David Backes Brings Home Stray Dogs From Sochi

The two puppies will be given to good homes soon.

CBS Chicago–02/26/2014

A Pittsburgh Steelers fan cheers against the Cleveland Browns during the game on December 29, 2013 at Heinz Field. (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: What Makes A Great Sports Town?

Is it because every team in the city is equally loved and supported, with sellouts stretching back decades, through good seasons and bad?

01/13/2014

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Chicago-Hub Amtrak Trains To Get Free Internet

The passenger train company says Wi-Fi will be installed on the Chicago-to-Carbondale and Chicago-to-Quincy lines. It’ll also be expanded to all four roundtrips on Chicago-to-St. Louis trains; those trains also stop in Springfield.

12/23/2013

Joseph Paul Franklin (Credit: Missouri Department of Corrections)

White Supremacist Serial Killer Executed In Missouri

Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state’s first execution in nearly three years.

11/20/2013

This female Maltese, 8 weeks old, was stolen from the Petland in Lake Saint Louis. (Petland)

Puppy Thief Makes Off With Another Dog

A woman who is believed to have stolen two high-end puppies from Chicago area retailers may have hit a St. Louis pet shop a day earlier.

11/09/2013

Amtrak Train (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Amtrak Proving More Popular For Illinois Travelers

Amtrak provides service from Chicago to St. Louis, and several college towns in Illinois, including Champaign, Carbondale, Bloomington-Normal, and Macomb – and those rides have proven popular.

10/15/2013

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Beach Park Father, Son Missing Near St. Louis

A north suburban man and his son are missing near St. Louis, and police have been questioning the man’s wife.

07/03/2013

Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks makes a save on a shot by Valdimir Tarasenko #91 of the St. Louis Blues at the United Center on April 4, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Blues Edge Blackhawks 4-3 In Shootout

Defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored the deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout and the St. Louis Blues came back for a 4-3 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.

04/04/2013

Chris Stewart #25 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck against Duncan Keith #2 and Brent Seabrook #7 both of the Chicago Blackhawks at the Scottrade Center on February 28, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Blackhawks Extend Points Streak To 20 Games

Jonathan Toews scored twice, and Ray Emery and Corey Crawford combined on a shutout as the Chicago Blackhawks extended their NHL-record season-opening points streak to 20 games with a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

02/28/2013

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Becoming Senior Management In Chicago: A Recruiter’s Advice

Do you have what it takes to be senior management? If so, now is the time to act.

01/28/2013

Barges floating on the Mississippi River near Burlington, Iowa, along the Illinois border. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Army Corps Declines Request To Boost Mississippi River Level

The Army Corps of Engineers has turned back requests by federal lawmakers and the barge industry to release more water from the Missouri River, believing the drought-starved Mississippi River it feeds still will remain open to shipping despite mounting concerns about water levels.

12/07/2012

Photo Of Amtrak Rail Car. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Amtrak’s Chicago-To-St. Louis Route Adds 110 MPH Trains In Part Of Downstate

Amtrak had a Thanksgiving present for its riders between Chicago and St. Louis — faster train schedules.

11/22/2012

American Airlines (Photo by  Spike Call/U.S. Navy via Getty Images)

American Airlines Flight From Chicago Diverted To St. Louis

An American Airlines plane en route from O’Hare International Airport to Dallas made an emergency landing Monday morning in St. Louis after a pilot became ill.

10/01/2012

Keith Estes, left, and Johnathan Perkins, both 18, are charged in the shooting death of Wheaton athlete Megan Boken in St. Louis. (St. Louis Police Dept.)

2 Teens Charged In Wheaton Athlete’s Shooting Death In St. Louis

Megan Boken, 23, was shot to death while sitting in her car Saturday while in St. Louis for an alumni volleyball game.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Captive Teen Rescued

Girl Free After Being Held For 2 Years As Sex Slave Downstate

A 17-year old girl is free and safe, after escaping from an East St. Louis area home where she was allegedly held captive for more than two years.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2012

Megan Boken, 23, of Wheaton was shot and killed in an apparent botched robbery in St. Louis, where she was planning to play in an alumni game for former St. Louis University volleyball players. (Photo courtesy St. Louis University)

Two Teens Arrested In Murder Of Volleyball Star

St. Louis police have arrested two 18-year-old suspects in the murder of Wheaton volleyball star Megan Boken, who was gunned down in St. Louis last weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2012

Megan Boken, 23, of Wheaton was shot and killed in an apparent botched robbery in St. Louis, where she was planning to play in an alumni game for former St. Louis University volleyball players. (Photo courtesy St. Louis University)

Visitation Set For Wheaton Volleyball Star Killed In St. Louis

Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, and the funeral for Thursday, for 23-year-old Megan Boken – the Wheaton native who was killed in St. Louis this past weekend.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2012

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