Updated: 04/08/2005 - Pope John Paul II, a symbol of humanity and devotion who was honored and loved by millions, the world now mourns, and Poland has said goodbye to its favorite native son.
Updated: 04/08/2005 - Locally, heads bowed and hands joined in prayer in papal remembrance. Hundreds gathered at St. Peter's Cathedral in downtown Rockford for a special mass Friday morning.
Updated: 04/08/2005 - The Illinois Senate approved an overhaul of the state's methamphetamine laws Friday.
Updated: 04/08/2005 - Discount stores operator ShopKo Stores Inc., with several stores in the stateline, said Friday that it has agreed to be bought by a private equity firm for about $715 million.
Updated: 04/07/2005 - The president and CEO of Rockford's Economic Development Council is resigning.
Updated: 04/07/2005 - She was the center of a 15-year-long contentious right to die case that ended last Thursday. Forty-one-year-old Terry Schiavo died after intensive legal battles that went as high as the White House, U.S. Supreme Court and the Vatican.
Updated: 04/07/2005 - Rockford police catch two suspects who allegedly hit a Park District squad car early Thursday morning.
Updated: 04/06/2005 - Oregon police and the Oregon school district are teaming up to combat school related concerns, one phone call at a time.
Updated: 04/06/2005 - The Illinois Child Welfare Department is not doing enough to monitor children and the people who are supposed to care for them. That's the conclusion of a new report Wednesday.
Updated: 04/06/2005 - Trans-Meridian Airlines will continue to offer charter service from Mid-America St. Louis Airport to Florida through the end of the year.
Updated: 04/06/2005 - An annual survey of veterans ranks the Chicago regional office of Veterans Affairs among the worst in the nation.
Updated: 04/05/2005 - The numbers of voters turning out in local elections Tuesday vary from community to community and precinct to precinct.
Updated: 04/05/2005 - Weather forecasters suggest keeping umbrellas and jackets handy this spring, but they say it's anybody's guess whether the soggy outlook might spin up a third straight year of heavy tornadoes in Illinois.
Updated: 04/05/2005 - An Illinois company is recalling a half million safety harnesses sold with tree stands used by hunters because the straps can break and allow a person to fall.
Updated: 04/05/2005 - Chicago drivers may soon need to use a hands-free device if they want to talk on their cell phones while driving.
Updated: 04/05/2005 - A 24-year-old DeKalb woman is killed after being hit by a school bus.
Updated: 04/05/2005 - Several counterfeit $100 bills are turning up in Janesville.
Updated: 04/05/2005 - A California company is recalling Espresso Mocha cookies sold at Target stores in Illinois and more than 20 other states.
Updated: 04/05/2005 - Freeport's City Council agrees to an intergovernmental agreement on a plot of land slated for new development and jobs. Now, the vote is in the Stephenson County Board's hands.
Updated: 04/04/2005 - Polling places in Rockford will soon be open, but Rockford's three mayoral candidates are showing no signs of slowing down.
Updated: 04/04/2005 - Those lucky enough to meet the Pope share their experience and the legacy the pontiff leaves behind.
- The body of Pope John Paul II was borne solemnly into St. Peter's Basilica where thousands of pilgrims began paying their last respects Monday, four days before he is entombed in a grotto below, where pontiffs through the ages have been laid to rest.
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Updated: 04/04/2005 - Secretary of State Jesse White is changing the way motorcycles are registered in the state.
Updated: 04/04/2005 - The College of Cardinals shocked the world in 1978 when they chose a Polish Cardinal.