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Heroin Deaths on the Rise in Winnebago County

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Right now heroin and cocaine overdoses are the leading cause of unnatural death in Winnebago County, outnumbering traffic accidents and suicid. In a new trend, heroin use is spiking at an alarming rate.

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Blagojevich Heading to Springfield

Updated: 01/28/2009 - All eyes will be on Springfield Thursday as the embattled governor shows up at his senate impeachment trial, the one he vowed never to attend.

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More Cuts at Boeing

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Boeing plans to cut more than 5,000 jobs, this ontop of more than 4,000 cuts announced earlier this month.

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Will Blagojevich Try Any Last-Minute Mischief?

Posted: 01/28/2009 - With Gov. Rod Blagojevich entering what could be his final hours in office, some politicians are watching closely to see whether he attempts some last-minute mischief by spending state money, issuing executive orders or granting pardons.

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Georgia Peanut Plant Products Ordered Recalled

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Federal officials have announced a recall of all products containing peanut paste or peanut oil produced over the past two years at a Georgia plant at the center of the current salmonella outbreak.

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House Approves Economic Stimulus Bill

Posted: 01/28/2009 - The Democratic-controlled House has approved an $819 billion economic stimulus package critical to President Barack Obama's plan to revive the economy.

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Obama Applauds House Vote On Stimulus

Posted: 01/28/2009 - President Barack Obama is thanking the House for passing a massive economic stimulus package and promising to "continue to strengthen" the plan as it works its way through congressional approval.

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Colorado Woman Gives Birth At Library

Updated: 01/28/2009 - Overdue book is nothing new for a library, but a Denver Public Library had to deal with something arriving early. A baby that couldn't wait to make her debut.

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Job Fair Planned For Thursday in Belvidere

Posted: 01/28/2009 - More than thirty employers, employment agencies, educators, training providers and other organizations will have booths at the job fair.

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Man Convicted In Kids' Drowning Seeks New Trial

Posted: 01/28/2009 - A man convicted in the drowning deaths of three children is seeking a new trial on grounds his lawyer failed to ask a judge to consider child endangerment as a possible jury decision.

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Mayor Daley Wants Accountability In Impersonation Case

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is demanding accountability from police supervisors who were on duty when a 14-year-old boy allegedly impersonated a police officer and went on patrol for several hours.

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Blagojevich Trial Resumes

Posted: 01/28/2009 - The impeachment trial of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has begun its third day with Blagojevich once again a no-show.

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9 Cook County Jail Inmates stabbed

Posted: 01/28/2009 - Nine Cook County Jail inmates have been hospitalized after an early morning fight in a maximum security wing.

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Digital Delay a Relief to TV Networks

Posted: 01/28/2009 - The big broadcast networks will catch a break if the planned transition to digital signals is put off from February until June. Except for CBS, they're already suffering terrible ratings.

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Rockford Police Union Reacts to Consultant's Report

Updated: 01/27/2009 - For months Rockford's police union and administration have argued over how many officers should patrol our streets. Monday night a consultant said the department has enough manpower, it just needs restructuring, but the debate won't end there.

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Rockford Park District Approves Budget

Updated: 01/28/2009 - It's hard to find anyone these days that's not in some way getting hit by our economic downturn. And Tuesday night, a budget passed by the Rockford Park District shows they're not immune.

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Rockford School Budget

Updated: 01/27/2009 - Rockford Public Schools are crunching numbers to balance their 2009 budget.

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