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Pushing for Passenger Rail Service

Updated: 09/04/2009 - President Obama rolls out his administration's plans to invest eight billion stimulus dollars in a national network of high speed rail. But some local leaders are skeptical we'll be able to hitch a ride under the proposal.

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State of The County Address Delivered In Winnebago County

Updated: 04/16/2009 - The economic climate has never been tougher and neither have the choices that's had to be made. But those decisions have made Winnebago County stronger. That's the general message conveyed by Board Chairman Scott Christianson at today's State of the County Address at Giovanni's.

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Bad Cheese

Updated: 09/04/2009 - Winnebago County Health Department announces gastrointestinal iIllnesses likely associated with cheese produced by unapproved source.

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Congressman says he may run for governor

Posted: 04/16/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Republican Congressman Mark Kirk says he'll decide by the end of April whether to run for the U.S. Senate or make a bid for Illinois governor.

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Arraignment For Ill. Gov.'s Ex Chief-of-Staff

Posted: 04/16/2009 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's former chief of staff, campaign finance chairman and a millionaire lobbyist are scheduled to be arraigned on charges related to the racketeering and fraud case against the ousted governor.

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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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