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Rockford Man Sentenced in Cocaine Bust

Posted: 11/10/2008 - A Rockford man is sentenced to a decade in prison today for posessing cocaine. Twenty-three year-old Halston Carter of Rockford will spend ten years in federal prison.

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Hudson's Brother-in-law Stays in Prison

Posted: 11/10/2008 - No members of Jennifer Hudson's family attended a parole hearing today for a "person of interest" in the murders of her husband, brother and nephew.

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Jo Daviess County Citations

Posted: 11/10/2008 - For the month of October 2008 Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted 204 additional hours of patrol and traffic enforcement. Sheriff’s Deputies issued 317 citations.

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GM: GMAC Mortgage Unit May Not Survive

Posted: 11/10/2008 - DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says the troubled mortgage industry and frozen credit markets have raised doubts that the mortgage business of its GMAC financial arm can survive.

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Authorities: Balfour to Stay Behind Bars Until Dec. 3 Hearing

Posted: 11/10/2008 - JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- The man named a "person of interest" in the killings of singer Jennifer Hudson's mother, brother and nephew is staying in prison after authorities say a witness reported seeing him with a gun.

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McDonald's Same-Store Sales Rise 8.2%

Posted: 11/10/2008 - OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) -- Consumers worldwide who are watching their spending bought more burgers and chicken breakfast biscuits at McDonald's in October.

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Ill. Crop Expectations Up; US Forecast Down

Updated: 11/10/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The forecast for Illinois corn and soybean crops is up over last month while expectations for U.S. production for both have slipped below analysts' estimates. The Agriculture Department says it expects Illinois corn growers to harvest 2.09 billion bushels. That's abut 23 million more than last month's revised estimate. Corn yield per acre statewide is expected to come in at 179 bushels, two more than last month. Illinois soybean growers are expected to produce 416.3 million bushels of soybeans, or about 9 million more bushels than last month's forecast. Soybean yield per acre in Illinois is forecast to be 46 bushels, up one bushel per acre from last month. Nationwide, the Agriculture Department says corn and soybean production should be down slightly.

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Scam Alert

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Man receives letter and check for $3800 from "secret shopper" company

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Roscoe Teen Remembered

Posted: 11/09/2008 - It's been two months since a Roscoe teen drowned in a neighborhood pond.. now a local swim club is making sure others don't fall into the same situation.

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Wisconsin Absentee Voters

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Officials in Wisconsin say 18 percent of voters cast their ballots absentee this election.

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Newspaper Reprints

Posted: 11/09/2008 - Several newspapers are selling reprints of their November 5 editions online.

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Economic Decline Increasing Some Rockford Crimes

Updated: 11/09/2008 - The tough economy is hurting more than our bottom line, it's impacting our public safety. Burglaries and thefts are on the rise in Rockford as more people can afford less.

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Holiday Shopping Starts Early

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Between constant layoffs and the stock market...many of us don't know where we'll stand financially weeks from now when the holidays hit. 23 news has more on why some families are checking off those wish lists earlier than ever before.

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Lantern Festival

Posted: 11/08/2008 - Freeport hosts International Lantern Festival

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Soldier Care Packages

Posted: 11/08/2008 - A local mom is putting together care packages for soldiers over seas.

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Economy Hurting Daycares

Updated: 11/07/2008 - Families across the country and the Stateline are pulling kids out of daycare because they can't afford it anymore.

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Dedication Ceremony For Blake Evans

Updated: 11/07/2008 - An emotional day at Guilford as the high-school honors a graduate who died in may while fighting in Iraq.

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Jazz Concert Honors Jason Lammon

Updated: 11/07/2008 - Auburn's jazz band is gearing up for a cabaret benefit in honor of a peer who died last Friday.

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Pending Home Sales for September Released

Updated: 11/07/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A trade group says pending U.S. home sales fell more than expected in September, after a big jump in the previous month.

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