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Ill. Senate GOP Angry about Adjournment

Posted: 12/16/2008 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Senate Republicans are angry the Democratic majority ended their session without taking up calls for a special election to fill President-elect Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat.

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Big Drug Bust

Updated: 12/16/2008 - Impounded cocaine has an estimated street value of about $60,000.

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Robbery Spree

Posted: 12/16/2008 - A shooting and two robberies all within the last 16 hours and Rockford Police believe the same man may be behind them.

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Rezko Sentencing Delayed, May Mean Trouble for Blagojevich

Posted: 12/16/2008 - Jailed political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko's sentencing has been postponed indefinitely, possibly adding to the legal problems of Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who already is facing federal charges.

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Plane's Landing Gear Fails, Lands at O'Hare

Posted: 12/16/2008 - No one was hurt this morning when a plane's landing gear failed, forcing it to return to O'Hare International Airport shortly after it had taken off.

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Man Sentenced for Kidnapping Chicago Woman

Posted: 12/16/2008 - A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 32 years in prison for kidnapping a Chicago woman and joyriding for hours with her locked in the trunk of her car.

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House Fire in Beloit

Posted: 12/16/2008 - A fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. at 1109 Keeler Ave. in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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New Rockford Charter School Proposal

Updated: 12/15/2008 - Another charter school operator throws its hat in the ring Monday to open a branch in Rockford. Proponents plan to flood the school board Tuesday night and ask members for their support for a charter.

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Wing Ding Leaving Loves Park

Updated: 12/19/2008 - Thousands of rock fans go their every year. But now the future venue for the annual Wing Ding summer festival is up in the air.

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Obama: Investigation Clears His Team

Posted: 12/15/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama says an internal investigation backs up his assertions that he and his staff had no involvement in the scandal enveloping the Illinois governor.

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Madigan Launches Impeachment Process

Updated: 12/15/2008 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The speaker of the Illinois House is taking the first step toward impeaching embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Obama to Arrive in Washington by Train

Updated: 12/15/2008 - President-elect Barack Obama plans to kick off his inaugural celebration by taking the train to Washington, D.C., the weekend before his swearing-in.

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Body Found in Rockford

Posted: 12/15/2008 - The body of a 27-year-old woman was found late Saturday night in Rockford and police are trying to determine whether it was a murder or not.

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Spokesman: Blagojevich Might Sign Special Election Bill

Updated: 12/15/2008 - CHICAGO (AP) -- A spokesman says Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich hasn't ruled out signing a bill that would strip him of his power to name a replacement for President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat.

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Blagojevich Emerges from House

Posted: 12/15/2008 - Embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich emerged briefly from his house, but answered no questions from reporters who had gathered outside the residence.

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Man Charged in McHenry Stabbing Death

Posted: 12/15/2008 - Police in the northwestern Chicago suburb of McHenry say a man has been charged in the fatal stabbing of a teenager at a home there.

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Schakowsky: Gov's 'Brazenness' Offends People

Posted: 12/15/2008 - Democratic Chicago Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky says Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is innocent until proven guilty -- but he still needs to be removed from office.

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