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Mac & Spiegs Agenda: Playoffs? Playoffs!?!? And More

Bill Wennington, Mark Lazerus and Bruce Levine are among the guests today.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

Josh Morgan. (Getty Images)

Bears Sign WR Josh Morgan To 1-Year Deal

Morgan had 20 catches for Washington last season.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2014

Joakim Noah, left, defends Roy Hibbert. (Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images)

Joakim Noah Named Defensive Player Of The Year

Noah is the second player in franchise history to win the award, along with Michael Jordan.

CBS Chicago–04/21/2014

Bulls guard D.J. Augustin. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Westerlund: Wizards Find Tactical Magic As Bulls Search For Adjustments

Chicago will have its hands full in a first-round series it now trails 1-0.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2014

Before rebuilding efforts begin in earnest, cews were finishing the hefty task of cleaning up in Washington, Ill., nearly five months after a tornado devastated the town. More than 1,100 homes were destroyed or severely damaged by the twister on Nov. 17, 2013. (Credit: Facebook)

“Hope Is In The Air” As Washington Begins Rebuilding After Tornado

With a long, harsh winter finally over, residents in downstate Washington have resumed the rebuilding process in earnest, nearly five months after the town was devastated by a tornado.

04/11/2014

Patrick Kane.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Kane Remains On Target For Postseason Return

Patrick Kane skated with his teammates Wednesday for the first time since his knee injury.

CBS Chicago–04/09/2014

Debris covers the area after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Getty Images)

Palatine To Help Washington Replace Trees Lost To Tornado

In addition to more than 1,000 homes destroyed or severely damaged by the Nov. 17 twister in Washington, about 1,000 trees were ripped out.

03/21/2014

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

State To Provide $45M In Relief Funds For Tornado Damage

Gov. Pat Quinn said the state is stepping in with $45 million in disaster relief funds to help local governments recover from last November’s tornados, after the federal government turned them down.

03/05/2014

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (CBS)

Two Years After Stroke, Sen. Kirk Making Strides

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine visits with Mark Kirk in Washington and asks: How’s it going?

03/03/2014

Jeff Samardzija. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardzija Not Distracted By Scouts In First Spring Start

At least four other MLB clubs have their eyes on Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2014

President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

President To Recognize Chicago Program For At-Risk Youth

The Youth Guidance Becoming a Man, or BAM, program first hit CBS 2’s radar screen when a University of Chicago Crime Lab study showed a 44 percent reduction in violent-crime arrests among its participants. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/26/2014

Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tonado that ripped across Washington, Illinois has been preliminary classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Student Raises $15,000 For Victims Of Washington Tornado

When a powerful tornado ripped through downstate Washington in November, Joe Ranallo set out to raise $10,000 as part of a class project to help provide some measure of relief to the victims – a goal he surpassed, and then some.

02/07/2014

Debris covers the area after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Credit: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Christmas Brings Brief Respite From Rebuilding Effort In Washington

Crews were out Christmas Eve, and they were back at it the day after Christmas, clearing away debris from the tornado almost six weeks ago.

12/27/2013

Marc Trestman.  (Michael Thomas/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Trestman May Be Forced To Gamble Sunday

Bears fans have come to know their first-year coach is one who is willing to take risks.

670 The Score–12/20/2013

A group of students at Morton Junior High School has created the "Washington Strong" wristband to raise money for survivors of the November tornado in the neighboring town of Washington. (Credit: Jessica Heller)

Students Create ‘Washington Strong’ Wristbands To Raise Funds For Tornado Victims

A group of students in downstate Washington have created a set of “Washington Strong” wristbands, as part of an effort to support survivors of last month’s tornado.

12/17/2013

A firefighter searches through debris after a tornado struck on November 17, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. Several tornadoes touched down across the Midwest today with at least three people reported dead in Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Three Arrested For Looting In Tornado-Ravaged Washington

Three Peoria men are in custody after investigators say they were looting a tornado-damaged home in the central Illinois community of Washington.

12/12/2013

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Delegation From Lombard To Distribute Relief Supplies In Washington, Ill.

A group from the village of Lombard is heading southwest tomorrow morning – with loads of tools and supplies to help the people of Washington, Illinois, rebuild after the tornado, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

12/11/2013

Tornado damaged homes are seen on November 18, 2013 in Washington, Illinois. According to reports the tonado that ripped across Washington, Illinois has been preliminary classified as an EF-4. A fast-moving storm system that spawned multiple tornadoes which touched down across the Midwest, leaving behind a path of destruction in 12 states and killing at least five.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Bears Players Visit Tornado Victims In Washington

More than a dozen Chicago Bears headed to central Illinois to help with cleanup efforts in the tornado-ravaged community of Washington and meet with members of the community’s high school football team.

12/05/2013

CBS 2's Chris Martinez got a look on Wednesday at the worst damage in Washington, Ill. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Washington, Ill. Seeking Volunteers To Help Cleanup Tornado Damage

The town of Washington, Ill. is looking for help with the cleanup after a tornado devastated much of the town two weeks ago.

12/02/2013

Damage to a car in the worst-hit areas of Washington, Ill., after Sunday's tornado. (Credit: Chris Martinez/CBS 2)

Second Washington Resident Dies From Tornado-Related Injuries

The latest victim is 82-year-old Rosamund Allison, who sustained injuries in the Nov. 17 tornado.

11/29/2013

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