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Update on Sheley Murder Case

Updated: 01/30/2009 - A Sterling man accused in a two-state killing spree that left eight people dead, says he wants to keep his attorneys on his case.

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Free Tax Site Open in Rockford

Updated: 01/30/2009 - When most of us hear the date April 15th, we get a little stressed, since that's the deadline to file income taxes. But beginning today, stateline residents can start to feel a little less stressed.

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Heroin Bust in Belvidere

Posted: 01/30/2009 - Two Belvidere residents are in Boone County Jail tonight after police say they seized heroin, needles, and drug packaging materials in their car.

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RMTD Fare Hike?

Posted: 01/30/2009 - Area residents who use Rockford Mass Transit may soon have to pay more to hitch a ride.

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AP Exclusive: Bad Peanuts Found Before Outbreak

Posted: 01/30/2009 - The Associated Press has learned that the government found tainted peanuts -- from the same plant now linked to a salmonella outbreak -- well before illnesses hit.

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Feds Allege Plot To Destroy Fannie Mae Data

Posted: 01/30/2009 - The Justice Department says it foiled a plot by a fired Fannie Mae contract worker in Maryland to destroy all the data on the mortgage giant's 4,000 computer servers nationwide.

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Obama Touts Middle-Class Task Force Lead By Biden

Posted: 01/30/2009 - President Barack Obama has announced a series of executive orders that he says should "level the playing field" for unions in struggles they have with management.

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Man Paints Face, Attacks Woman's Boyfriend

Posted: 01/30/2009 - Sheriff's authorities say a Thorp man painted his face like the Joker in the movie "The Dark Knight" and then attacked his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend as the couple slept.

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Bolingbrook's Drew Peterson Appears On 'Nightline'

Posted: 01/30/2009 - A former suburban Chicago police sergeant who's suspected in his wife's disappearance told a national television show that his much younger fiancee likes him because he's a "good guy."

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Man Kills Brother Over $2 Debt

Posted: 01/30/2009 - A 33-year-old Chicago man is being held without bond in connection with the stabbing death of his brother over a $2 debt.

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Exxon Mobil Shatters US Record for Annual Profit

Posted: 01/30/2009 - Exxon Mobil is reporting a profit of $45.2 billion for 2008, breaking its own record for full-year earnings by a U.S. company, but fourth-quarter profits tumbled 33 percent.

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Pat Quinn Fact File

Posted: 01/29/2009 - Pat Quinn has been sworn into office in the State House. So who is our new governor?

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Improving Medical Helicopter Safety

Posted: 01/29/2009 - An alarming trend in the skies is prompting a Stateline paramedic to head to Washington next week where he'll be pushing for improved safety measures for medical helicopters.

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Alan Beaman's Murder Charges Dropped for Good

Updated: 02/02/2009 - A Rockford man's 15-year struggle to clear his name ends Thursday, as McClean County prosecutors drop the murder charges against him. 23 News was the only Rockford media outlet in Bloomington for the ruling.

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Ill. Officials Look To Leave 'Sad Chapter' Behind

Posted: 01/29/2009 - Illinois' top elected officials say they look forward to working with new Gov. Pat Quinn and putting the "sad chapter" of his predecessors' administration behind them.

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Blagojevich Says He's Saddened By Ouster

Posted: 01/29/2009 - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says he's saddened, but not surprised, by the state Senate's decision to boot him from office.

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