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South Beloit Park Flooded

Updated: 03/03/2009 - An unusually wet winter has left a South Beloit city park flooded with little hope of opening this year.

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Auto Sales Plummet

Updated: 03/03/2009 - Another sign that the car industry continues to drive in reverse, the five biggest auto makers suffered their worst sales month in 27 years and worst February since they started compiling that information in 1976.

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Wall Street Opens Higher after Massive Drop

Posted: 03/03/2009 - Wall Street is higher in early trading after a massive sell-off and as the government announces details of a program designed to boost availability of credit.

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Primary Election for Emanuel's Seat

Posted: 03/03/2009 - For nearly two dozen candidates, the special primary election race for the chance to replace former Congressman Rahm Emanuel was more like a sprint.

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Citigroup to Lower some Mortgage Payments

Posted: 03/03/2009 - Struggling bank Citigroup says it will lower mortgage payments for some homeowners to an average of $500 a month for three months as part of a new program to help the unemployed.

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TIF District Debate at Rockford City Council

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Rockford leaders are asking tough questions about where to spend city dollars as they search for ways to close a nearly eight million dollar deficit. Monday night debate centered around funding for TIFs: Special districts that receive extra tax dollars to fund redevelopment.

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District 205 Superintendent Selected

Posted: 03/02/2009 - The Rockford School Board knows who it wants to become District 205's next superintendent. One school board member tells us tonight the choices have been narrowed from two, to one.

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Rockford Bus Fatal Update

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Answers may be coming soon, as to whether charges will be filed in connection with a fatal school bus accident in Rockford last year.

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Ex-governor Blagojevich Book Deal

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Ex-governor Blagojevich is back at work tonight. He just inked a six-figure deal to write a book.

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What Are You Willing to Give Up?

Updated: 03/03/2009 - In tough economic times some of us are forced to make some sacrifices. So, what are you willing to give up?

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Illinois Treasurer Exploring Run for US Senate

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias is considering a run for the US Senate. The Chicago Democrat has formed an official exploratory committee. That lets him raise money for a possible run next year.

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Quinn Says Time to Move On from Burris

Posted: 03/02/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Gov. Pat Quinn says it's time to move on from the flap over embattled U.S. Sen. Roland Burris and focus on the economy.

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10:10 Economy: Banking on Cash

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Bank examiners say Illinois and the Rockford region are among the most competitive environments, for both commercial and retail banking deposits, in the country. But a local expert says more players could translate into less in the end.

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Govt Extends New Aid Package to AIG

Posted: 03/02/2009 - The government has revamped its rescue package to insurance giant American International Group and will provide the troubled company another $30 billion.

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Obama will Sign Spending Bill Despite Earmarks

Posted: 03/02/2009 - Administration officials say President Barack Obama will sign a budget bill stuffed with money for lawmakers' pet projects, despite a campaign pledge against congressional earmarks.

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Illinois Concealed Carry Debate Carries On

Updated: 09/04/2009 - The question of whether or not Illinois residents should be allowed to carry concealed firearms comes up almost every year in Springfield. Now with a new Supreme Court decision and a new governor, the heated topic could gain extra support.

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