The ship best known as the Medusa Challenger is en route to her date with a Wisconsin shipyard, to be cut down to a barge. But the oldest freighter on the Great Lakes had one last jinx to cast before leaving Chicago for the last time.
Yes, right now, it’s a pretty rough time to be a sports fan in the Land of Lincoln. But all is not lost. In fact, even as the temperature in Chicago starts to bottom out, there are some pick-me-ups on the local sports scene that are still warming my heart this week.
Illinois spotted No. 25 Wisconsin an early 21-0 lead Saturday night and watched Badgers running backs Melvin Gordon and James White run wild.
Illinois is one of six states chosen for a special program to help military veterans make the transition to civilian job.
Two big plays and a fierce defense made for a fun homecoming weekend for Wisconsin.
Paul Poberezny, founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association, which hosts one of the world’s largest annual air shows, died Thursday after a battle with cancer.
“It would really be nice to know really what did happen,” said Wayne Weckler, whose cousin, Georgia Jean Weckler, was last seen walking on a country road on May 1, 1947.
Police and firefighters were not included in the 2011 law that barred other public sector unions from collectively bargaining over anything other than base wage increases no greater than inflation.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he was “shocked” when his friend Ryan Braun admitted he violated baseball’s rules against using performance-enhancing substances.
Inspectors haven’t yet determined the source of a Midwest listeria outbreak linked to a Wisconsin cheesemaker, the company’s president said.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is urging consumers who may have purchased Les Frères cheese made by Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Cheese, a Wisconsin producer, to dispose of it, as it has been linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis.
Thomas Chmura is accused of attempting to abduct an Antioch girl. His bond was revoked when he reportedly was caught in the presence of children at his Benet Lake, Wisc. complex. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.
Burglary suspects who ran over two Elgin police officers led authorities on a 115-mile, high-speed chase that stretched into Wisconsin before they were stopped early Saturday.
An Illinois fugitive was arrested Thursday evening on a Madison highway after a daylong manhunt in south-central Wisconsin that drove several local schools to lock down for hours and left neighbors on edge, police said.
Wisconsin is stepping up its efforts to attract manufacturers from Illinois.
Perhaps it was fitting 34-year-old Veniamin Konstantinovich Balika was arrested at a New Jersey Turnpike oasis named for legendary Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, when he was pulled over in a refrigerated truck hauling 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese.
DeShaun Thomas scored 17 points and No. 10 Ohio State used its stout defense to beat No. 22 Wisconsin 50-43 on Sunday for the Big Ten tournament title.
Ryan Evans scored 16 points to help No. 22 Wisconsin upset No. 3 Indiana 68-56 in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament Saturday.
Keith Appling scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half to help No. 10 Michigan State pull away to beat No. 22 Wisconsin 58-43 on Thursday night and stay in the Big Ten race.
Jared Berggren and Ben Brust each scored 12 points, and No. 19 Wisconsin shut down Northwestern 69-41 on Wednesday night for its fifth win in six games.