Updated: 01/03/2006 - Home rule is a hot button issue. It's been debated since Rockford voted it down in a referendum more than 20 years ago.
Updated: 04/20/2006 - Firefighters in Rockford were called to battle a fire at 304 South Third Street this morning.
Updated: 01/02/2006 - Now that the holidays are over, many of those decorations are coming down. There are a couple options for those of us in Rockford looking to get rid of our Christmas trees.
Updated: 04/20/2006 - Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested one child for stabbing another child in Machesney Park overnight.
Updated: 04/20/2006 - A 3-month-old from Machesney Park remains in critical condition this morning after suffering severe head trauma at the hands of the infant's father.
Updated: 01/01/2006 - The confetti is all cleaned up and the New Year is here.
Updated: 01/01/2006 - Even in the New Year, three families are dealing with what happened in the past.
Updated: 12/31/2005 - Hundreds of new Illinois laws take effect in the New Year. Here are some of the highlights.
Updated: 04/20/2006 - It would be built on nearly 60 acres of land, create around 45 jobs, and generate millions annually for the county tax base. Dozens of western Winnebago County residents aren't sold on the idea if it means a large industrial plant would be moving into town.
Updated: 12/30/2005 - A 27-year-old Hispanic man was shot to death early Friday morning. It's the sixth murder of the year in Beloit.
Updated: 04/20/2006 - We all know that telemarketers can cause headaches but after you hear this story, you'll look at telemarketers in a whole new light. It's a situation that could have had a devastating ending but thanks to a telemarketer from New York, one Stephenson County man is alive and safe.
Updated: 12/29/2005 - Pilot indicted in crash that killed Beloit, Wis., man
Updated: 12/29/2005 - A 26-year-old from Sycamore is dead after her Jeep Cherokee hits a concrete bridge rail in rural DeKalb County overnight.
Updated: 12/29/2005 - The Ogle County Sheriff's Department arrested a Stillman Valley man, and discovered a large stash of weapons.
Updated: 12/27/2005 - One way or another one Rockford board will decide on Home Rule in 2006.
Updated: 12/27/2005 - There are appointment slots open starting January 1 for the heating assistance program LIHEAP.
Updated: 04/20/2006 - Once is a mistake but twice is a trend and police want to break that trend for repeat offenders.
Updated: 12/25/2005 - A Schaumburg firm wants to build the region's largest ethanol plant just west of Rockford.