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Illinois football coach Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini (Coaching) Standards Out Of Whack

Don’t blame Illinois’ admission standards for a lack of football talent — the onus is on the coaches.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2014

Vivianna LeBlanc and her father Christopher LeBlanc (Credit: Lockport Police)

Missing 7-Month Old Child From Lockport Located

Police in southwest suburban Lockport located a baby girl that was reported missing by the baby’s mother.

07/01/2014

Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Heyman: ‘Spirited’ Bidding Battle Awaits For Samardzija On Trade Market

CBSSports.com MLB insider Jon Heyman also added there’s a “99 percent” chance Jason Hammel is traded.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2014

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5 High-Temperature Sporting Events

The Heat and Spurs may have been toasty, but some sports play under absolutely scorching temps.

CBS Chicago–06/06/2014

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Darius Paul Leaves Illinois, Signs With JUCO Lamar State

Darius Paul had previously been suspended from the Illini after a run-in with police.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2014

Kerry Wood. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Wood Helping Cubs Scout Draft Candidates

Kerry Wood was dispatched to see 18-year-old fireballer Tyler Kolek in Texas.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2014

Cubs manager Rick Renteria. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Cubs Top Pitching Prospect Edwards To Have Throwing Shoulder Examined

One of the team’s top prospects, Edwards has right shoulder discomfort.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2014

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The 2015 ACM Awards in Texas Are Already Sold Out

The 50th annual ACM Awards will be held next year not in Las Vegas but in Texas. And now the Academy has announced that tickets for that event are already sold out.

04/16/2014

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White Sox Sign Tommy Hanson To Minor-League Contract

Hanson struggled in 2013 after showing promise as a youngster in the big leagues.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2014

Donnie Murphy. (Getty Images)

Door Opens For Olt As Rangers Claim Murphy From Cubs

Donnie Murphy is off to Texas, creating playing time at third base and second base.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2014

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Wolves’ Home Reign Ends With Loss To Texas

The Chicago Wolves’ franchise-record 17-game home point streak came to an end Saturday night as Texas earned a 3-0 victory in front of 11,436 at Allstate Arena.

03/15/2014

Henry Melton.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Report: Melton Visiting Seahawks

Defensive tackle Henry Melton is exploring all his options on the open market.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2014

John Danks. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Levine: Danks Has Much To Prove To Himself, Others

Danks is 7-18 since a shoulder injury in 2012, but feels stronger now, he said.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of National Signing Day

The opportunity provided by a scholarship is great, but the objectification of kids isn’t.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2014

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Video: Awful Dad Makes Young Son Run Next To Car For ‘Football Training’

Dad of the Year, folks.

670 The Score–12/18/2013

BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 04: A helmet of the Texas Longhorns lies on the field as the team warms up prior to facing the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field on October 4, 2008 in Boulder, Colorado. Texas defeated Colorado 38-14. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Texas And Army Coaching Searches On Different Levels With Same Goal, Restore Pride

Army will never be a dominant force in college football the way Texas can be, but both programs have a special place in college football’s history. Seeing them each reach their expectations is capable if the right coach is brought in.

12/18/2013

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Where Are The Uninsured In America?

Massachusetts has lowest percentage of uninsured residents with only 4.5 percent; Texas has the highest with 28.8 percent. Generally the highest uninsured rates can be found in the South and West.

09/04/2013

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Feds: Illinois Highways 5th Busiest In U.S.

In 2011, vehicles traveled more than 31 billion miles on Illinois interstates. Records show I-55 was the most traveled interstate in Illinois, logging about 4.6 billion miles.

08/19/2013

Firefighter and paramedic Kevin Sanders was honored Thursday at a memorial for first-responders killed in West, Texas. (CBS)

Deadly Texas Blast Claims Life Of Former Chicago-Area Resident

Earlier this week it was confirmed that Kevin Sanders, a 33-year-old paramedic and firefighter, was among the dead. The blast in West, Texas last week injured hundreds.

04/25/2013

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