Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Court Hears Arguments Over Walker-Related Probe

Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday tried to persuade a federal appeals court to let them to resume their investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s recall election campaign, in a case that touches on broader issues about just what constitutes constitutionally-protected political activity.

09/09/2014

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Court Rules Same-Sex Marriage Bans In Indiana And Wisconsin Unconstitutional

The unanimous decision by the three-judge panel of the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals is yet another in a series of courtroom wins for gay-marriage advocates. Since last year, the vast majority of federal rulings have declared same-sex marriages bans unconstitutional.

09/04/2014

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

Wisch: It Should Be ‘Bowl Or Bust’ For Beckman In 2014

No Illini coach has started with three straight losing seasons since 1977-’79.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2014

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Emma: Wisconsin To Face Similar Style Against LSU

The Badgers and Tigers will provide an early test for each other Saturday in Houston.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2014

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Judge Calls Same-Sex Marriage Bans “Savage Discrimination”

Federal appeals judges bristled Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

08/26/2014

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Wisconsin, Indiana Set To Defend Gay Marriage Bans

The legal skirmish over same-sex marriage shifted Tuesday to a federal appeals court in Chicago, where nearly 200 people lined up hoping to hear arguments in a case challenging gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.

08/26/2014

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Emma: Big Ten Power Rankings, Preseason Edition

With an elite defense, Mark Dantonio’s Spartans are dreaming of the College Football Playoff.

CBS Chicago–08/25/2014

Illini wing Kendrick Nunn. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wisch: 5 Thoughts On The Illini Basketball Schedule

Illinois’ Big Ten slate starts tough, but there’s opportunity for a strong finish.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2014

Jason Wiese (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Wisconsin Man Pleads Not Guilty To “Grooming” Child

Authorities allege Wiese began sending numerous lewd pictures of himself to an investigator posing as a 14-year-old girl, and requested lewd pictures in return, and that he also engaged in numerous sexually explicit conversations.

08/08/2014

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Emma: 5 Big Ten Football Storylines

Can the Big Ten finally produce a national champion again? Ohio State has the talent.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2014

Jason Wiese (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Wisconsin Man Facing Sexual Exploitation Charges Might Have Met Illinois Teens

Jason E. Wiese, 28, faces three felony counts of grooming and two misdemeanor counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

07/30/2014

Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian. (John Gress/Getty Images)

Big Ten Media Days Notebook: Union Experience Rallies Northwestern Together

On the East Coast, Rutgers coach Kyle Flood says his squad “moves the needle on TV in New York City.”

CBS Chicago–07/28/2014

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights died after trying to save a drowning child. (Photo provided)

Co-Workers: Woman Who Drowned Rescuing Boy ‘Saved Us Every Day’

A woman from Arlington Heights was being remembered as a hero Friday, after drowning while saving the life of a 9-year-old boy in northern Wisconsin.

07/25/2014

Alisha Bromfield. (Credit: alishaandavabromfield.com)

Plainfield Man Gets Life For Killing Pregnant Woman And Unborn Baby In Door County

Brian Cooper of Plainfield was convicted in May of killing 21-year-old Alisha Bromfield, when the two were at a Nasewaupee resort for his sister’s wedding. He was not the father of Bromfield’s baby but his attorney said the two had once had a romantic relationship. He was also Bromfield’s boss.

07/25/2014

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights died after trying to save a drowning child. (Photo provided)

Suburban Mom Dies Rescuing Child From Drowning

Karen Wessel, 47, of Arlington Heights is being hailed as a hero for helping save a child in distress at a Wisconsin lake.

07/24/2014

Bikes! They're yours for the taking (please don't take them). (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Chicago Police Less Willing To Curb Bike Thefts Than Some Other Cities, Internet Vigilantes

If we have to choose whether to devote resources to solving violent crimes or bike thefts, the choice is obvious. With that said, some are wondering why Chicago can’t have adequate resources devoted to both.

07/23/2014

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Appeals Court Upholds Tossing Of Asian Carp Lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago has upheld a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by five states seeking the placement of barriers to keep Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes.

07/15/2014

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter rescues three kayakers who went adrift in Lake Michigan, after launching for a daytrip from Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. A 43-year-old woman and two 9-year-old boys were missing approximately 12 hours before they were rescued. (Credit: U.S. Coast Guard)

Highland Park Boy Among 3 Kayakers Rescued Near Door County

A 9-year-old boy from Highland Park, his cousin, and his aunt were rescued from Lake Michigan on Friday, about 12 hours after they were reported missing while kayaking off Door County.

07/11/2014

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Two Suburban Kids Hurt In Wisconsin Boating Accident

A 12-year-old girl and her 11-year-old brother, from Arlington Heights, were riding an inflatable tube behind a boat when they struck the side of a pontoon boat.

07/11/2014

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Bears, Packers Fans Fight Over Football And Grammar In A Bowling Alley

Well, this is a new one.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

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