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Bush Asks Congress To Release $350 Billion

Posted: 01/12/2009 - The White House says President George W. Bush has asked Congress to release the remaining $350 billion intended to help the nation deal with its financial crisis.

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NYC Judge Allows Madoff To Remain Free

Posted: 01/12/2009 - A judge has allowed Bernard Madoff to remain free on bail, rejecting a bid by prosecutors to send the disgraced money manager to jail.

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Snowmobilers Round Up and Run Over, Kill Deer

Posted: 01/12/2009 - WAUPACA, Wis. (AP) -- State wildlife officials say a group of snowmobilers ran over five deer, killing four of them and severely injuring a fifth in what a warden calls a senseless act of cruelty.

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Madison County Has New Court For Veterans

Posted: 01/12/2009 - Judicial authorities in Madison County in southern Illinois have established a court that will deal only with military veterans charged with nonviolent crimes.

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Obama Hair Salon In Chicago

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Posted: 01/12/2009 - Owner Mike Elsheikh says he's already seen business improve in the two weeks since he unveiled the name change from Ossama's Hair Design to Obama's Hair Design.

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Bill Ayers To Speak At FSU

Posted: 01/12/2009 - Vietnam War-era radical and Chicago professor Bill Ayers is scheduled to speak at Florida State University, an invitation that has rankled area conservatives.

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Cheese value drops 40 percent

Posted: 01/12/2009 - Wisconsin's 15,000 dairy farmers are struggling with declining milk prices caused by a dramatic drop in the price of cheese.

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Burris to Stay in Chicago as Attys Head to D.C.

Posted: 01/12/2009 - CHICAGO (AP) -- Former Illinois Attorney General Roland Burris plans to stay in Chicago Monday while attorneys head to Washington to urge the Senate to accept his appointment to fill the seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.

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Blagojevich Health-Care Questions

Updated: 01/11/2009 - One issue State Senators will tackle is whether Blagojevich did in fact try to shake down a Chicago hospital executive in exchange for campaign contributions.

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Rockford Pastor Says Farewell

Posted: 01/11/2009 - A local church is bursting with pride of its own, and some sadness as its senior pastor bids farewell.

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Quinn Writes Op-Ed Piece

Posted: 01/11/2009 - Today the Chicago Tribune published an op-ed piece written by Pat Quinn with a few ideas on how he'd like to clean up state government.

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Burris Might Join the Senate After All

Posted: 01/11/2009 - The State Senate will take up the governor's impeachment trial sometime after January 26th. As for the US Senate, Roland Burris may join them soon, after submitting new documents this weekend.

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Illinois Budget Shortfall

Posted: 01/11/2009 - Two days after the Illinois House votes to impeach Governor Rod Blagojevich, lawmakers head back to Springfield. And this time state senators will join them. But the legislature won't officially discuss Blagojevich's future. They're focusing on a nearly five billion dollar budget deficit.

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Shabbona Woman Struck by Train

Posted: 01/11/2009 - DeKalb County investigators are trying to figure out what caused a train to strike and kill a Shabbona woman.

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Morrissey May Appoint New School Board Members

Posted: 01/11/2009 - This vote will be one of the last for several Rockford School Board members. And when a new board is sworn in in the future, there's a chance they'd be appointed by Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey.

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