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Voter Registration Hits Record Highs

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Voter registration hits record highs CHICAGO (AP) -- Election officials throughout Illinois are digging out from under a record number of last-minute voter registration requests. Tuesday was the last day to register online or by mail. Lake County, Cook County and St. Clair County broke records for voters on the rolls. Chicago is close to setting a new all-time high of 4.5 million voters. Officials in Will County say they've received an extraordinary 1,000 voter registration requests a day. Other counties throughout the state also saw big jumps. County clerks say most of the new registrations were young people -- including many who have never voted before. People can register to vote in county clerks' offices until Oct. 21.

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McCain In Wisconsin Today

Posted: 10/10/2008 - LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate John McCain is stressing the importance of winning Wisconsin and its 10 electoral votes.

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USDA Ups Expectations for Illinois Crops

Posted: 10/10/2008 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has increased its expectations for Illinois' corn and soybeans crops.

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Lawsuits Pile Up in Ill. Sexual Abuse Case

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Another lawsuit has been filed against a former teacher and the school district in connection with the sexual abuse of a female student in Urbana.

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Durbin Calls Illinois Democrats' Gridlock Embarrassing

Posted: 10/10/2008 - U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is calling the gridlock among his fellow Democrats in Springfield embarrassing and fears it could lead to loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds.

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Illinois Senate Candidates Face Off

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Republican challenger Steve Sauerberg has accused U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of endangering troops in Iraq and Afghanistan by criticizing the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

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Wind Turbine Program

Updated: 10/09/2008 - A ground breaking in Freeport marks the first of its kind for an Illinois college campus.

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Senior Telephone Scam

Posted: 10/09/2008 - A warning to grandparents tonight about a telephone scam that's targeting you.

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Tempers Flare As Ill. Senate Candidates Face Off

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Republican challenger Steve Sauerberg has accused U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of endangering troops in Iraq and Afghanistan by criticizing the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

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Beloit Wal-Mart Protest

Updated: 10/09/2008 - Among the pushing of shopping carts was the holding of picket signs at one stateline Wal-Mart store.

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David Damm Found Guilty Of Murder

Updated: 10/09/2008 - David Damm has been found guilty in the murder of a 13 year old Iowa girl and now prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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Youth Activism Today

Posted: 10/09/2008 - The impact of young voters is a big wild card this election season. We head to Northern Illinois University for a look at the modern state of college activism.

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Absentee Ballots Arrive in Beloit

Updated: 05/04/2009 - Absentee voting ballots have arrived in Beloit. Residents can request the ballot be sent to their homes or by heading to the city of Beloit city hall at 100 State street between 8 A.M. and 5 P.M., Monday through Friday.

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