Updated: 01/31/2006 - The Internet has changed the way schools can interact with students and parents. Contact information, events, school news are placed on websites, allowing a community to stay informed, but one Stateline man finds remarks placed on one local school website upsetting.
Updated: 01/30/2006 - A Dakota teen lies about her abduction and will likely be charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report.
Updated: 01/29/2006 - The small town of Dakota was sent into shock this week when one of their own was kidnapped, or so she said.
Updated: 01/29/2006 - Illinois launches a new site to help file taxes.
Updated: 04/20/2006 - Homeland security…it's not only a way to make our country safe, it's also a way to make our local economy strong.
Updated: 01/26/2006 - You would be hard pressed to find a woman who doesn't love a pedicure. Not only is it relaxing, but the end result looks terrific, clean, polished toes. Pedicures are perfectly safe if the tools and equipment are cleaned properly but if these rules aren't followed serious problems can be brewing...
Updated: 01/25/2006 - She is thankful and perhaps, even lucky, to be alive tonight. A young girl on the way home from school in Dakota is abducted.
Updated: 01/24/2006 - An unexpected lock-down at Hononegah High School.
Updated: 01/24/2006 - The crime rate in one Rockford neighborhood is the highest in the city.
Updated: 01/24/2006 - The governor has been pushing his plan to improve Illinois highways. But now statehouse Republicans are touting a different plan to help us get around better.
Updated: 01/24/2006 - Like VCRs and cell phones, I pods have solidified their spot in the history of American culture. Millions of Americans own them and their popularity continues to grow. But what's also growing is hearing problems associated with the mini-music players. It's being called "I-pod ear and there are steps you should take to protect yourselves and your children from hearing loss.
Updated: 01/24/2006 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Governor Rod Blagojevich says he'll take keno off the negotiating table if it means state lawmakers will support his road and school construction plan. The governor sent a letter to House Minority Leader Tom Cross today saying keno has become an excuse for lawmakers to oppose the proposal he calls a critical jobs-creation bill. Blagojevich says he's willing to forgo the keno idea as long as legislators work to find the money needed for the three-point-two (b) billion dollar construction plan he proposed two weeks ago. Blagojevich had proposed legalizing the video poker-meets-bingo game to pay for 500 (m) million in new school construction projects. But the idea has went over poorly with lawmakers who say they fear keno will create additional societal and financial problems.
Updated: 01/24/2006 - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP-led Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of Samuel Alito to become a Supreme Court justice on a straight party-line vote, with Senator Dick Durbin reminding everyone of the irony of the moment.
Updated: 04/20/2006 - Making our area more secure against the 21st century worries of terrorist attack or Mother Nature’s fury got a big boost today with some federal dollars.