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Prorok Challenges Bruscato on Resume

Posted: 10/09/2008 - Candidate for Winnebago County State's Attorney, Chuck Prorok is calling on democratic challenger Joe Bruscato, to provide detail regarding his criminal prosecutorial experience.

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Improving Winnebago County Public Safety

Posted: 10/08/2008 - Crime is a severe problem in Winnebago County, but a citizens' group is working to change that. The county's crime and public safety commission gave its annual report Wednesday night. Plus the Rockford police department is headed for a reorganization.

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Beloit College Grad Missing

Updated: 10/08/2008 - The search continues for a 2007 Beloit college grad, missing for a week now in the Middle East.

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Stress and the Economy

Posted: 10/08/2008 - As the stock market continues to go down many people's stress level keeps on rising.

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International Walk Day

Updated: 10/08/2008 - Today is international walk to school day and dozens of students in the Harlem District participated.

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Haskell Celebrates With A Parade

Updated: 10/08/2008 - It was an all out celebration today at Haskell's Year Round Academy in Rockford to celebrate their success on 2008 standardized testing.

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OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center to Offer Concierge Service

Posted: 10/08/2008 - OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center will be offering concierge services to its employees, patients and guests through a contract with Avascend Healthcare Hospitality beginning on November 3. Avascend will also assume the operations of valet parking for Medical Center patients and guests. On Monday, January 5, 2009, valet parking will be further extended to patients of and visitors to the OSF Center for Health - Rock Cut location at Perryville Road and Route 173 in Loves Park. ”The concierge services will provide a valuable benefit to and support of our employees who have many personal demands, and they will serve our patients and families who may be dealing with difficult times in their lives,” states Karen Brown, vice president of human resources and operations at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. “We are pleased to partner with Avascend for our concierge and valet parking services.” Avascend’s healthcare hospitality services are designed to support patients and visitors during a time when assistance is most valuable, allowing them to focus on their health and the health and experience of their loved ones. Avascend specializes in creating a lasting, positive impression for the patients, visitors and employees of healthcare facilities. The result is a measurable increase in patient flow, improved patient satisfaction and increased retention of healthcare professionals. “Avascend has always believed that parking and logistics are ultimately about people. Avascend is a front-of-house company – focused on not just patient flow and logistics but on the total patient, guest, employee and physician experience.” says Dave Geenens, president/CEO of Avascend.

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Double Fatal Car Crash

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The two vehicles struck head-on, just after 6 AM near the intersection of North Second and Forest Hills Road. Police have closed the roads to further investigate how the crash happened. Please avoid this area at least through the late morning.

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Madigan Announces Agreement to Reduce Cigarette Sales to Minors

Updated: 11/11/2008 - Release from Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announces an agreement with Shell Oil Products US and its joint venture, Motiva Enterprises LLC, in which Shell will implement new procedures designed to reduce cigarette sales to minors at more than 13,000 independent retail outlets.

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Emergency Rate Cut to 1.5%

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The Federal Reserve has ordered an emergency interest rate cut of a half a percentage point to cope with the worst financial crisis since the 1929 stock market crash.

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Interest Rate Cuts in Global Markets

Posted: 10/08/2008 - The European Central Bank, the Bank of England, Sweden and China join the United States in coordinated series of interest rate cuts.

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Second Presidential Debate Recap

Posted: 10/07/2008 - In their second presidential showdown, Barack Obama and John McCain sparred on the economy, health care, energy and foreign policy.

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Janesville Standoff Ends Peacefully

Posted: 10/07/2008 - A two-hour stand-off ends peacefully in Janesville Tuesday night, when a man wanted on serious domestic battery charges is taken into custody.

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Professor Reaction

Updated: 10/07/2008 - Local political experts are weighing in on the second presidential debate.

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Winnebago County Land Plan

Updated: 10/07/2008 - The future of Winnebago County was on display Tuesday night for concerned residents.

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