Updated: 06/13/2005 - For the first time in Winnebago County there is a permanent "no wake" zone in effect.
Updated: 06/13/2005 - A jury acquitted Michael Jackson on Monday of molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland ranch, vindicating the pop star who insisted he was the victim of mother-and-son con artists and a prosecutor with a vendetta.
Updated: 06/13/2005 - Public health officials say the reason Wisconsin had the most cases of whooping cough last year is because it does a better job of monitoring the disease.
Updated: 06/13/2005 - The Justice Department says family violence is on the decline.
Updated: 06/13/2005 - In just two weeks, another fatal traffic accident has occurred at Riverside and Huffman.
Updated: 06/13/2005 - A second person died Sunday from a rollover crash on Interstate 90 on Friday.
Updated: 06/12/2005 - The head of the Rock County Salvation Army has turned himself in to Florida police.
Updated: 06/12/2005 - A minority health survey in Winnebago County found the largest disparity in our area lies in education. More than half of Hispanics in Winnebago County do not have a high school diploma, but the numbers are changing thanks to local non-profit organizations.
Updated: 06/10/2005 - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich Friday signed the 2006 budget agreement that borrows heavily from pension payments to finance current operations.
Updated: 06/10/2005 - After over two years of debate, the yard waste burning ban has been narrowly reversed with a vote of 13 to 12.
Updated: 06/09/2005 - We're all aware of the risks associated with prolonged sun exposure, but there's no denying that most of us love the look of a golden brown tan.
Updated: 06/09/2005 - An Illinois woman who got out of her car to help a family of ducks across an interstate was hit by a car and thrown 60 feet.
Updated: 06/09/2005 - There is a 24-hour boil order for parts of Byron.
Updated: 06/09/2005 - It causes roads to crack, buckle and break, but it is nothing as obvious as an accident or as dramatic as an earthquake. It is the summer heat.
Updated: 06/09/2005 - A female is attacked by one of her four pit bulls, leading animal experts to avoid getting involved when two or more animals are fighting.
Updated: 06/08/2005 - The union president representing workers at a local General Motors plant says he's not concerned about news the automaker will shut down some plants nationwide.
Updated: 06/08/2005 - Police are investigating a hit and run accident on Rockford's west side.
Updated: 06/08/2005 - A federal grand jury has returned a 61-count indictment against 12 Freeport area residents. They're charged with conspiring to defraud the Federal Housing Authority insured loan program.
Updated: 06/08/2005 - The Illinois prison system will pay an accountant nearly a half-million dollars to study whether it is operating efficiently.