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Dropping Tax Revenue Equals Growth in Huge State Deficit

Posted: 05/12/2009 - It's no big surprise that state tax collections are dropping because of the economic recession. A new report says that means Wisconsin's massive budget deficit is even bigger than recently reported.

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Civic Group Criticizes Quinn Spending Plan

Posted: 05/12/2009 - A respected Illinois civic group has announced its opposition to Gov. Pat Quinn's budget proposal. The Chicago-based Civic Federation says the plan would take more money from taxpayers without fixing state problems or spelling out the details of a massive public works program.

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Illinois Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/12/2009 - Officials say a 23-year-old Illinois Army National Guard soldier has died of a non-combat related injury in Afghanistan.

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Changes to the Nursing Shortage

Updated: 09/04/2009 - We've been hearing for years about the dangers of a nursing shortage, as the demand for medical services grows. But right now, the economy is driving down the need for nurses. However, in the long run the problem may become much worse.

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Freeport School Plan Update

Updated: 05/12/2009 - The vote's been taken and now the wheels are moving on a plan to re-shape the majority of Freeport schools.

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MetroCentre Gets More Help

Updated: 05/12/2009 - Rockford's financially-strapped MetroCentre gets another financial bailout at City Hall despite previous limits set by the city council.

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Woman to testify in Sheley case

Posted: 05/11/2009 - A terminally ill woman will testify this week against a man accused of going on a killing spree in Illinois and Missouri.

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Harvard man dies after water rescue

Posted: 05/11/2009 - The Winnebago County Coroner says a 22-year-old Harvard man has died after a water rescue Saturday night.

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Man arrested in Beloit shooting death

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A 20-year-old man remains in Rock County Jail tonight in connection with the shooting death of a Beloit teenager.

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Stateline Writer Offers Healthy Humor In Bad Economy

Updated: 05/11/2009 - When life stinks laugh. That's the motto of one local woman, and every week hundreds of people are turning to her and her 'Joy Newsletters' to get their dose of laughter.

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Credit Card Crackdown

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A credit card bill of rights could eliminate some infamous credit business tactics.

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Workers at Obama Suitmaker Vote to Stage Sit-in

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Workers at a suburban Chicago factory where suits have been custom-made for President Barack Obama say they're angry over the billions of bailout dollars being given to Wells Fargo.

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Terminally Ill Woman to Testify Against Sheley

Posted: 05/11/2009 - GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) -- A Knox County judge will allow a terminally ill woman to testify this week against a man accused of killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri.

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Oprah Winfrey to Say Goodbye to Dr. Oz

Posted: 05/11/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Oprah Winfrey's in-house medical and health expert is leaving his spot as a regular on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to launch his own syndicated program this fall.

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Two Rockford Christian Radio Outlets Sold

Posted: 05/11/2009 - Christian Communication Network (CCN), an affiliate of Rockford First Assembly of God's radio stations WQFL (101 FM) and WGSL (91.1 FM) to Educational Media Foundation, parent company of K-LOVE Christian Radio.

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