Rookie Spotlight: Vic Beasley Will Be An Every-Down Player For Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons weren't horrible last season, but help on defense was certainly needed. That's why they went out and drafted linebacker Vic Beasley who should be a big contributor in his rookie season and even wants to play every down.

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 7:02 am

Dodgers Beat Cubs 4-1

Jason Hammel (7-6) gave up three runs and four hits in five-plus innings. The right-hander struck out five and walked three.

Posted by on 29 August 2015 | 12:23 am

Suspect Robs Banks In Oak Park Wearing Towel, Wig On His Head: FBI

(STMW) — A bank robber on Friday morning struck his second Oak Park this month, according to the FBI. He made off with an undisclosed amount of cash at 10:32 a.m. from the Byline Bank branch at […]

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 10:57 pm

Mariners Beat White Sox 2-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Kyle Seager and Franklin Gutierrez both had three hits and a homer and Taijuan Walker allowed three hits before leaving with an injury in the seventh inning as the Seattle Mariners beat […]

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 10:35 pm

‘Airbnb’ Horror Story: Tenant Sublets Condo, Without Owner’s Permission

Recently Robert Corwin came back to Chicago and found a young couple living in the master bedroom. His liquor supply was gone and there was a hookah on the dining room table. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 10:34 pm

Bus Driver Drops Off Kindergartener At Fast-Food Restaurant

To grandmother’s house little Josiah was supposed to go. Instead, he was dropped off at a fast-food joint. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 10:30 pm

Levine: Jim Hendry, Jason McLeod Also In The Mix For Mariners GM Job

The White Sox's Kenny Williams isn't the only exec with a Chicago connection who could get a call from Seattle, Bruce Levine writes.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 8:19 pm

Whistle Blower: Beckman’s Firing ‘Step In Right Direction’

Simon Cvijanovic had accused Beckman of creating a culture of physical abuse and poor treatment of players. He claimed he was told a meniscus tear was "no big deal" and left the program for health reasons.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 7:09 pm

Carbon Monoxide Blamed In Deaths Of Two Men Found In Des Plaines Town Home

Emergency crews were called to a HazMat situation at a home on the 9400 block of Harrison Street in unincorporated Maine Township about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 6:48 pm

Someone You Should Know: Sculptor Taylor Zitman

As an 8-year-old, she felt she had a lot of creative ideas she wanted to express. She tried painting and drawing, but it just didn't work. Then Harry Potter came along and inspired her.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 6:19 pm

Residents Say Gang Members Have Taken Over Neighborhood Park

One woman says sometimes she feels like a prisoner in her home. CBS 2's Mai Martinez reports.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 6:10 pm

Plainfield Marks 25 Years After The Tornado

CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez pays a visit to the southwest suburb.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 5:22 pm

A Long But Probably Not Comprehensive List Of Embarrassing Tim Beckman Moments At Illinois

Tim Beckman at his finest here.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 4:57 pm

Emmett Till Died 60 Years Ago Today, Launched The Civil Rights Movement

A wreath of white flowers marked the grave of a Chicago teenager, whose brutal killing 60 years today in the Deep South helped launch the civil rights movement.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 4:14 pm

AD Mike Thomas Calls Culture At Illinois ‘Tremendous’ Despite Confirmation Of Player Mistreatment

"It's all about doing things the right way," Mike Thomas says.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 4:03 pm

Judge Approves $15.2 Million For Worker Whose Foot Was Crushed At McCormick Trade Show

A military veteran will receive $15.2 million in damages for injuries suffered when his foot was crushed by a forklift at a 2012 event at McCormick Place.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 3:40 pm

Pair Arrested After Trying To Rob Undercover Officer During iPhone Sale: Gary Police

Several recent armed robberies had been reported near 35th and Buchanan in Gary, Ind., in which two suspects robbed people trying to buy iPhones after connecting through an app called “OfferUp,” Gary police said in a statement.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 3:27 pm

Listen: We’ll Never Forget Tim Beckman’s Classic Ramblings

These sound bites will live on forever.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 2:37 pm

Major Backup After Accident On Chicago Skyway

Motorists on the Chicago Skyway can expect major delays this afternoon after an accident blocked all outbound lanes.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 2:11 pm

Board Boss Vows To Fix Orland Park School Bus Mess

The head of a southwest suburban school district promises to get bus service problems straightened out or find a new school bus company.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 1:59 pm

Illinois Has Fired Football Coach Tim Beckman

Beckman was 12-25 in three seasons and accused of player mistreatment.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 1:26 pm

Boxing Analyst Steve Farhood: ‘I’d Put Floyd Between Top Ten And 15 All Time’

Showtime's boxing analyst spoke with CBS Local Sports about Mayweather's last fight, his place in boxing history and Andre Berto.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 1:23 pm

Preview: Cubs-Dodgers

Jason Hammel opposes Clayton Kershaw tonight at Dodger Stadium.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 1:20 pm

Illinois Not Paying Out Big Lottery Jackpots Amid Budget Standoff

The Illinois Lottery says big winners since July 1st aren't getting any money yet because there's no state budget, meaning the state has no legal authority to pay out lottery winnings.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 1:01 pm

Dan Haren Is Pitching Himself Off The Cubs’ Postseason Roster

Haren has a 6.31 ERA in five starts with Chicago this season.

Posted by on 28 August 2015 | 12:59 pm