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Cubs catcher Welington Castillo. (Getty Images)

Levine: Castillo Ready To Step Up As A Leader

A few Cubs pitchers didn’t want Welington Castillo catching them last season, but he’s confident now.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

Josh McCown. (Getty Images)

Trestman Happy To See McCown Get Opportunity To Start

Marc Trestman is glad to see Josh McCown benefit professionally and financially.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2014

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Best Family-Friendly Hotels In the Orlando Area

Tampa Bay families that have “been there and done that” with the big attractions may like the idea of spending a long weekend in Orlando that doesn’t include a visit to Mickey and/or Shamu. We’ve come up with a list of the area’s most family-friendly resorts that have plenty to offer at prices that may surprise you.

05/30/2013

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois is on hand Thursday to counter Republican spin at the party's convention in Tampa, Fla. (CBS)

Illinois Dems Stationed Near Republican Convention To Counter Obama-Bashing

Among the high-profile Democrats was U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, who made himself available to talk about issues and Illinois’ Republican clout – or lack thereof — at the convention.

08/30/2012

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Aug. 28, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Seems To Be Center Of Attention At GOP Convention In Tampa

The Republican National Convention got off to a rousing start on Tuesday, with Ann Romney speaking from her heart about her husband, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaking from his gut.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Illinois Republican delegates line up to board a bus to the Republican National Convention on Aug. 28, 2012. The bus from their hotel to the convention showed up an hour late. (Credit: CBS)

Rough Start For Illinois Delegation At GOP Convention

For Illinois GOP delegates, getting to the Republican National Convention in Tampa was a pain on Tuesday, but once inside, the delegation’s chairman had a little fun.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

This is the first photo of Sen. Mark Kirk since he suffered a stroke in January. (Credit: Rehabilitation Institute Of Chicago)

Kirk Sends Video Message To Colleagues At GOP Convention

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) was unable to attend this year’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, but he was still able to make an appearance in a video greeting for his GOP colleagues.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rain Delay Won’t Dampen Illinois Delegation At GOP Convention

The Illinois delegates have arrived in Tampa, Fla., for the Republican National Convention, saying the storm that forced the shift to a dramatically abbreviated schedule on Monday has been overblown.

08/27/2012