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Obama Has Sight Lead Over McCain in Wisconsin

Posted: 10/07/2008 - THE POLL: CNN/Time magazine/Opinion Research Corp. of 859 likely voters in Wisconsin (10 electoral votes). THE NUMBERS: Obama 51, McCain 46. OF INTEREST: The poll is in line with other recent surveys showing Obama with a small lead in Wisconsin, but the race remains close. CNN says the numbers are enough to put Wisconsin in the "leaning toward Obama" category instead of a toss-up. DETAILS: Conducted Oct. 3-6 by telephone. The poll has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points.

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Higher Heating Costs Predicted

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The Energy Department says the cost of heating your home this winter will be a lot more expensive, especially for the tens of millions of households that use fuel oil or natural gas.

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Chicago Police to Organize Gang Unit

Posted: 10/07/2008 - The Chicago Police Department is planning to organize a special unit to investigate gang activity that will likely be made up of former members of the scandal-plagued Special Operations Section.

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New Rockford Schools Truancy Czar

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The battle against truancy in Rockford schools gets a new general, as board members hire an attendance director. But it's not all good news for the district as administrators look to tough budget times ahead.

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Rockford Capital Plan

Updated: 10/06/2008 - Relief for drivers on Rockford roads. That was on the table during a presentation of the city's latest capital plan.

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Rockford's Fight Against Child Abuse

Updated: 10/06/2008 - A couple years ago medical experts decided physical abuse was not being handled well in our area, that's why MERIT was created.

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Lisa Madigan Considering Gubernatorial Run in 2010

Posted: 10/06/2008 - The attorney general is the daughter of powerful Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, and she's one of several top Democrats seen as potential contenders for Blagojevich's job.

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