Updated: 11/09/2004 - The Illinois Senate Thursday rejected the governor's veto and once again passed legislation offering legal protection for homeowners who shoot intruders.
Updated: 11/09/2004 - Tuesday is National Young Readers Day, and young readers at Christian Life Elementary School got much more than they bargained for Tuesday morning.
Updated: 11/09/2004 - Two Illinois Marines have died in separate incidents in Iraq.
Updated: 11/09/2004 - Rockford public school custodians get ready to hear about their future in the district.
Updated: 11/08/2004 - A survey shows residential natural gas prices are a third higher than they were a year ago in Wisconsin.
Updated: 11/08/2004 - Interim State School Superintendent Randy Dunn says he's trying to build "a more cost-efficient agency."
Updated: 11/08/2004 - On the heels of the fall veto session for Illinois lawmakers, those on both sides of the casino issue debate the likely discussions to bring a casino to Rockford.
Updated: 11/08/2004 - Police in the northern Illinois community of Freeport are investigating its first homicide of the year.
Updated: 11/08/2004 - Freeport police investigate their first murder in years.
Updated: 11/08/2004 - Cold Cases are the toughest to solve, but the ones that require the spotlight.
Updated: 11/08/2004 - The number of homicide cases in Rockford this year is now six.
Updated: 11/06/2004 - Winnebago County residents with leaves piling up could see some relief.
Updated: 11/06/2004 - Days before local representatives head downstate for the fall veto session, lawmakers discuss important road projects they'll push for in the coming weeks.
Updated: 11/05/2004 - The opening of a new leisure store, The Great Escape, marks another addition of commercial development on East Riverside and I-90.
Updated: 11/05/2004 - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says he'll run for Democratic whip in the new Senate, adding that he already has the votes to get the job.
Updated: 11/05/2004 - General Motors is recalling about one and-a-half million cars in four separate recalls.
Updated: 11/05/2004 - A man robbed a cash store on Rockford's southeast side Friday morning.
Updated: 11/05/2004 - Charges are filed against two men in connection with a fatal car accident that happened back in August.