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Strong Neighborhood House Opens to the Public

Updated: 05/21/2015 - One Rockford community is getting ready to welcome its newest neighbor, the police department. It's all a part of a push to make the neighborhood of Jackson Oaks safer.

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Burpee Boat Dock Coming Soon

Updated: 05/21/2015 - For those planning a trip to the Burpee Museum this summer, there will be a new option on how to get there.

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Fired Rutherford Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten Lawsuit

Posted: 05/21/2015 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Documents obtained by The Associated Press show three former Illinois employees are threatening to sue the state, claiming ex-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them for providing evidence in a sexual-harassment investigation that dismantled the Republican's career.

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Location of Rockford Marijuana Dispensary Announced

Posted: 05/21/2015 - Thousands of medical marijuana patients are waiting for the first products to hit the shelves in their local dispensaries and we now know the location for one of the two that is going to be in Rockford.

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Illinois Standardized Tests Getting Shorter, Simpler

Posted: 05/21/2015 - BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- School officials say next year's statewide student assessment exam will have a shorter, simpler format to improve the testing process for students and educators.

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Illinois Unemployment Holds Steady in April at 6 Percent

Posted: 05/21/2015 - CHICAGO -- Illinois' unemployment rate remained at 6 percent in April, as the state's slow economic recovery continued to trail those of neighboring states and more than half the country.

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Illinois Democrats Working on Budget Independent of Governor

Posted: 05/21/2015 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Democrats in a standoff with Gov. Bruce Rauner and other Republicans say they're working to pass a new state budget independently of the GOP -- while acknowledging the move comes with political risk.

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