Benson died in a motorcycle crash in Austin, Texas this weekend.

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Former Chicago Bear Cedric Benson DiesBenson died in a motorcycle crash in Austin, Texas this weekend.
Phil Mickelson Evacuated When Fire Breaks Out At HotelGolfer Phil Mickelson, in town for the BMW Championship, talks about having to be evacuated when the hotel where he was staying caught fire in Itasca.
Medinah Country Club No Match For Best GolfersAlmost every player shot par or better Thursday at the BMW Championship.
Chicago Has Long Been Tiger Woods’ Kind Of TownTiger Woods making the rounds at the BMW Championship Pro-Am made a lot of folks at Medinah Country Club happy, and Chicago remains his kind of town. Megan Mawicke reports.
A Hole In One For Medinah As The BMW Championship Rolls Into TownCBS 2's Megan Mawicke reports It appears that there will be a Tiger Woods sighting after he withdrew from this past weekend’s tournament.
Suburban Title IX 'Triumph' Detailed In New BookFormer Chicago Tribune writer Melissa Isaacson covered the Chicago Bulls championship runs and the Chicago Cubs for over two decades. Now she is telling a more personal story. She has a new book called State: A Team, a Triumph, a Transformation. It's how the 1979 Niles West girls basketball team navigated the early years of Title IX. CBS 2's Megan Mawicke has the story.
Melissa Isaacson's New Book Is About Being Part Of A Niles West Basketball Team That Made HistoryFormer Chicago Tribune writer Melissa Isaacson covered the Bulls championship runs and the Cubs for over two decades. She is well-known voice on the Chicago sports scene. Now she is telling another story – a more personal one!
Bears Hold Final Practice Open To FansAs the Bears wrap up their final practice open to fans, they got to see tight end Trey Burton for the first time in over a week as he recovers from an off season sports hernia surgery.
White Sox, Yankees To Play At 'Field Of Dreams' In Iowa In 2020The Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees are set to play the first major league game in Dyersville, Iowa, at the site of the 1989 movie "Field of Dreams" in 2020.

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2 Senators Ask MLB For Data On Foul Ball InjuriesIllinois' two senators continued their pressure campaign on Major League Baseball to be more proactive about fan safety at ballparks, urging greater transparency about how often and how seriously fans are hurt by foul balls.
Chicago Bandits Taking Advantage Of Unique Program To Supplement Their IncomeFunding for women’s professional sports is hard to come by. Just ask the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, who are fighting for equal pay. They aren’t alone. The National Pro Fastpitch Softball League started a new advertising program to help boost salaries. And, the Chicago Bandits are taking advantage of it.
Kicking Battle Heats Up At Bears Camp As Team Practices In Pads For First TimeThe kicker battle is officially on at Bears training camp.
Huge Crowd On Hand For First Bears Training Camp Practice Open To PublicThe buzz is back at Bears training camp. A monstrous crowd of 8,385 fans surrounded the field for the first open practice of camp. Coach Nagy and his players definitely took notice.
A Fan Favorite Makes His Return To BlackhawksThe Madhouse on Madison has moved to Michigan Avenue for the Blackhawks Convention at Hilton Chicago. It’s a different feel this year with so many new faces.
The Kicking Game Is The Main Focus On First Day Of Bears Training CampThe Bears' first training camp practice turned into a short one. It lasted just about 1.5 hours. Head Coach Matt Nagy seemed pleased with what he saw on day one.
Bears’ Training Camp Arrival Is Anything But QuietThe Bears reported to training camp Thursday to start their two-and-half-week stay at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois.
Former White Sox Organist Nancy Faust Finds Dad's Tape Of Her First Day At The Keys In 1970; 'He's Still With Us'Nine years after she retired, former White Sox organist Nancy Faust found an unexpected treasure in storage: a tape her father made on her first day on the job in 1970.
Helping Teens Succeed With BasketballCBS 2's Dana Kozlov introduces us to Michael 'Skeet' Horton and his organization, 'Hoop 'Til It Hurts.'
White Sox, Fans React To New Protective NettingProtective netting at Guaranteed Rate Field now stretches from each foul pole to the next. CBS 2's Megan Mawicke has more.
Extended Netting Ready For First White Sox Game Since All-Star BreakWhite Sox fans headed to the game Monday night against the Miami Marlins will notice a big change at Guaranteed Rate Field, as the protective netting now stretches from foul pole to foul pole. CBS 2's Vi Nguyen reports.
Tarik Cohen's Mission On And Off The FieldCBS 2's Megan Mawicke reports on Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen as he prepares for training camp while honoring a new perspective: his brother, who was recently shot and paralyzed is his new "purpose."
New Safety Measures For Race To MackinacThe 111th annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac begins on Friday, with new safety measures in place after the death of sailor Jon Santarelli in last year’s race. CBS 2's Vince Gerasole reports.
Former Cub Zambrano, Who Used To Be One Of MLB’s Best Pitchers, Enjoys The Game Again On A Different Level"I'm in control. I'm definitely having fun. This is a second chance God has given to me, and I'm going to enjoy it," says Zambrano.
Cubs Slugger Kris Bryant Hits Baseballs Into Chicago River For Red Bull StuntCubs slugger Kris Bryant spent part of his final day off for the All-Star break hitting baseballs into the Chicago River. It was part of a promotional stunt for Red Bull, which is reintroducing a Bryant-branded can of its energy drink. Kayakers scooped up some of the prized souvenirs. This is the second time Bryant has taken batting practice into the river, doing so back in 2017. After the event, Bryant said, “This is just part of peak weather. Summertime in Chicago, everybody’s on their lunch break showing up. Like, such a cool thing to do, and I’m so happy Red Bull has given me the opportunity to do this. I think it would be super cool to go down, like right in Wrigleyville, like right in the middle of the street and just like take out some windows. Red Bull would have to pay for them, of course.”
Four High Schoolers From Deerfield Make Team USA For Youth Soccer's World CupThe timing of the U.S. Women’s National Team winning their second consecutive World Cup couldn’t be better to inspire four local high school soccer players, who are headed to Sweden to compete for Team USA in their own international showdown. CBS 2's Mike Puccinelli reports.
White Sox Extend Protective Netting At Guaranteed Rate FieldWorker were seen putting up new netting at Guaranteed Rate Field.
A Glen Ellyn Teen Will Represent Team USA In The World Para-Swimming ChampionshipsAfter Ahalya Lettenberger was born with a rare muscular skeletal condition, doctors told her family that she would never walk. Now 15 years later, the Glen Ellyn native is on her way to the World Championships as the youngest athlete on the Paralympics Swimming National A Team.
Cubs, White Sox To Be Represented In MLB All-Star Matchup TuesdayMLB All-Star festivities are under way in Cleveland. Chicago is well represented with three players from each team for tomorrow’s matchup.
White Sox Beat Cubs 3-1 To Split Season SeriesWhite Sox catcher James McCann and manager Rick Renteria, and Cubs catcher Willson Contreras and third baseman Kris Bryant discuss heading into the All-Star break after splitting their four-game season series.

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