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School Closures Proposed

Updated: 02/27/2003 - The latest proposal to balance the Rockford School District's budget calls for the closure of six elementary schools.

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U.S. to Lower Terror Level to Yellow

Terrorism Threats

Updated: 02/27/2003 - The national terror alert will be lowered from orange to yellow, administration officials said Thursday, suggesting the threat of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil has eased somewhat.

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More Job Cuts

Updated: 02/27/2003 - The Rockford Housing Authority has some tough times ahead.

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U.S. Rejects Deadline for Iraq to Disarm

George Bush

Updated: 02/26/2003 - The Bush administration on Wednesday dismissed a compromise proposal by Canada to set an end-of-March deadline for Iraq to comply with U.N. disarmament demands.

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NASA Recovers Columbia Cockpit Videotape

Updated: 02/26/2003 - NASA said that it had recovered a videotape showing four of the Columbia astronauts in the last minutes of their flight just before things went awry.

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Doctor's Strike

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Doctors across Illinois prepare for a one-day strike to protest the cost of skyrocketing malpractice insurance premiums.

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Consumer Confidence Nears 10-Year Low

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Consumer confidence in the economy plunged to its lowest level in nearly 10 years in February as Americans grew bleak about jobs and oil prices in the face of war with Iraq.

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Smiley Face Bomber Back in MN

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Pipe bomb suspect Luke Helder has been returned to Minnesota from Iowa and being held in the Federal Medical Center in Rochester.

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Kids and War

Updated: 02/25/2003 - As talk about war and terrorist attacks becomes more frequent, it gets harder to protect our children from hearing this potentially frightening information.

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Jane's Place In Rockford

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Suggestions turn into two different plans for what should be included in Rockford's dinosaur exhibit.

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Inspectors Hit the Local Bar Scene

Updated: 02/24/2003 - Rockford fire inspectors work long hours over the weekend to make sure local bars and nightclubs are safe.

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Change In the Ranks

Updated: 02/24/2003 - The Rockford Police Department is making changes.

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Local Club Reacts

Updated: 02/21/2003 - The recent nightclub tragedies have local club owners taking a closer look at safety precautions.

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Nightclub Fire Kills at Almost 100

Updated: 02/21/2003 - A nightclub erupted in a raging fire during a pyrotechnics display at a rock concert, killing at least 95 people.

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Product Recalls

Updated: 02/20/2003 - Fireworks of Alabama announces the recall of bamboo-stick sparklers and Playnation Play Systems announces a recall of "Fun Buckets" on backyard play sets.

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Auto Vandalism Crashes the Area

Updated: 02/19/2003 - Rockford Police investigate a string of vandalism throughout the city leaving residents to have to pay for the damage.

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Buck Trial Security

Updated: 02/18/2003 - The high profile case is causing some delays around the courthouse.

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Buck Trial Begins

Trial Begins

Updated: 02/18/2003 - The long-awaited trial is expected to last over a month.

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Wanted: Organ Donors

Organ Transplants

Updated: 02/18/2003 - It was a simple newspaper ad in the Rock River Times that saved four-year-old Angela Rushford's life.

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