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Caterpillar Institutes Rolling Layoffs

Posted: 03/17/2009 - Caterpillar Inc. has instituted rolling layoffs at its Pontiac plant. The move allows the heavy equipment maker to furlough the entire work force for a time while remaining in operation.

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Rockford Budget Talks Stall

Updated: 03/16/2009 - With a looming deadline to approve a city budget in two weeks, Rockford Alderman postpone a vote, hoping more time means new ways to find more palatable cut-backs.

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District 205 Superintendent Finalist Visits Rockford

Updated: 09/04/2009 - It's been a busy day for the potential new superintendent of the Rockford schools, Dr. LaVonne Sheffield. She's in Rockford meeting parents, teachers and community members.

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Freeport soldier killed in Afghanistan

Updated: 03/18/2009 - A 22-year-old Freeport soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. National Guardsman Norman Cain was killed in a roadside bomb attack on Sunday.

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Trashed Parks

Posted: 03/16/2009 - As the spring thaw hits the Stateline, melting snow is revealing a season's worth of trash in Rockford's city parks.

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Obama: AIG Can't Justify 'Outrage' Of Exec Bonuses

Posted: 03/16/2009 - President Barack Obama says his administration will "pursue every legal avenue" to stop insurance giant American International Group from paying $165 million in executive bonuses.

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Airports' Homeless Resist Efforts To Remove Them

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Clusters of homeless have long settled in terminals from Philadelphia to Chicago, ideal round-the-clock shelters for men and women displaced by cities trying to clean up their downtowns.

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Blind Bowling

Updated: 09/04/2009 - If you feel as though you're in a slump and just can't get out of it, this next story may be just what you need. It's a tale of inspiration, about a group of athletes striking up optimism even in their darkest hour. 23 News Reporter Chris Norman has the story.

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Hispanics Say They Can Work With Burris

Posted: 03/16/2009 - Hispanic leaders in Chicago have met with Democrat Roland Burris and say they support him despite outstanding questions about his appointment to the U.S. Senate by disgraced former Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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Obama Plans Small-Business Lending Boost

Posted: 03/16/2009 - The Obama administration is announcing that the 21 largest banks receiving government money must report monthly on how much lending they do to small businesses.

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Chrysler CEO: Fiat Technology Worth $8B to $10B

Posted: 03/16/2009 - DETROIT (AP) -- Chrysler's top executive says the technology that Fiat would contribute in its proposed tie-up with Chrysler is worth $8 billion to $10 billion.

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Free Bus Rides

Posted: 03/16/2009 - From 5:15 a.m. – 11:15 p.m. March 17th Cricket Wireless will be sponsoring free bus rides.

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New Peanut Allergy Findings

Posted: 03/15/2009 - In health news, new hope tonight for the two million Americans suffering from peanut allergies.

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