Updated: 5:57 PM More than 5,000 people applied for 500 jobs at the new Wal-Mart on Rockford's northwest side.
Updated: 1:09 PM After city includes the non-violence program Cease Fire in their budget, the county board weighs whether to provide similar funding.
Updated: 5:18 PM The criminal trial for a Rockford man accused of home repair fraud has been postponed.
Updated: 3:59 PM Nurses are a vital element in effective health care, but with fewer people entering the nursing field, the country could face a severe shortage in the next few years.
Posted: 12:54 PM Two Rockford police squad cars crashed into each other early Wednesday morning while chasing a suspect.
Updated: 1:11 PM The man charged with beating a 71-year-old Capron man to death gets handed down a life sentence.
Updated: 12:50 PM A 51-year-old man is killed in a hit and run accident.
Updated: 12:49 PM Two new Wal-Mart stores in Rockford hiring a combined 600 jobs in the coming months.
Updated: 12:47 PM U.S. senators are discussing raising the amount of money that goes to widows and the families of American troops that die in combat.
Updated: 5:50 PM In Thursday's State of the State Address, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected to highlight improvements in child support collection this past year.
Updated: 1:18 PM If your child will attend one of the following schools, come have your infant and/or toddler's development screened for free on the following dates.
Updated: 12:58 PM An environmental group isn't happy with Illinois' efforts to reduce power plant emissions or the governor's decision to cut funding to state parks.
Updated: 2:03 PM The Winnebago/Rockford Clean & Beautiful is giving away pine mulch after its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program.
Updated: 1:06 PM A government performance analysis released Monday gives Illinois and Wisconsin passing grades.
Updated: 12:58 PM Pulitzer sells its newspapers to Lee Enterprises.