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Jobless Claims Rise to Record 6 Million; Housing Market Plunges

Posted: 04/16/2009 - The number of people receiving jobless benefits exceeded 6 million for the first time, the government reported Thursday, and housing construction unexpectedly plunged to its second-lowest level on record - fresh evidence that the recession is far from over.

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Economy Rockford: Local Car Dealers Optimistic

Updated: 04/28/2010 - It’s a sign of the times as car dealerships across the country are getting financially run over by the recession, forcing many of them to close. Local expert George Schaffner explains why out dealerships are uniquely situated to survive the rough road.

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Rockford Man Arrested

Posted: 04/16/2009 - A Rockford man is in the Winnebago County Jail this morning... after being caught trying to selling prescription drugs.

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Quinn Pushes Whistleblower Act

Posted: 04/15/2009 - Governor Pat Quinn is doing his best to set himself apart from his predeccesor when it comes to ethics.

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Illinois Texting Ban Moving Forward

Posted: 04/15/2009 - The Illinois House approves a ban on sending text messages while driving and the proposal now heads to the state senate.

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Boone County Budget Shortfall

Posted: 04/15/2009 - Budget talks top the agenda in Boone county Wednesday night. County board members passed a budget last November, but now they're finding themselves with a projected deficit of around 750 thousand dollars.

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Freeport Job Fair

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Hundreds of job seekers flock to Freeport this week, hoping to get back on their feet by getting back to work. A two-day job fair got underway Wednesday at Highland Community College.

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Durbin Visits Rockford

Updated: 04/15/2009 - Durbin announces stimulus dollars geared to help workforce programs across the Stateline fight unemployment.

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Economy Rockford: Thinking Outside the Box

Updated: 04/28/2010 - The tough economic times have dramatically altered the landscape of the Rockford area, an its unclear what it will look like in the future. One thing that is for sure is that changes will have to be made to move forward once the economy recovers...

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Packers Schedule Release Big for Hotels

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Some Green Bay area hotels added staff to handle a barrage of reservation calls that come with the release of the Packers' 2009 schedule.

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French Forces Detain 11 Pirates off Kenya

Posted: 04/15/2009 - The French Defense Ministry says it detained 11 pirates during a French assault on a pirate "mother ship" and thwarted a pirate attack on a Liberian-registered vessel.

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Consumer Prices Dip UInexpectedly in March

Posted: 04/15/2009 - Consumer prices dipped unexpectedly in March, leaving inflation over the past year falling at the fastest clip in more than a half-century.

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