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Obama Reacts to Rising Unemployment

Posted: 01/09/2009 - President-Elect Barack Obama says America is facing a "devastating economic crisis" that will only get harder to contain.

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Burris Appointment Does Not Need Signature

Posted: 01/09/2009 - The Illinois Supreme Court says Secretary of State Jesse White's signature is not required to validate Roland Burris' appointment to the U.S. Senate.

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Blagojevich Responds to Impeachment

Posted: 01/09/2009 - The Illinois House votes to impeach Blagojevich, but the governor fires back, saying that vote was because of his initiatives to help families.

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Chicago Democrat Is Lone Vote Against Blagojevich Impeachment

Posted: 01/09/2009 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois House needed 60 votes to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich, but got much more. Nobody spoke up to defend the governor during 90 minutes of debate before the 114-to-1 vote this morning.

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Illinois House Impeaches Governor

Posted: 01/09/2009 - SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Driven by anger and politics, the Illinois House has voted to impeach Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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FRIDAY CLOSINGS--

Posted: 01/09/2009 - Big Foot Area Schools-- 11am releasing High School and noon for the elementary students.

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Obama pays Tribute to Servicemen and Women

Posted: 01/09/2009 - President-elect Barack Obama used his announcement of national security appointments to pay tribute to the country's fighting men and women.

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House Leaders Open Debate on Blagojevich

Posted: 01/09/2009 - A debate over the future of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich began with top lawmakers saying he should be impeached for betraying the public trust.

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Jobless Rate jumps to 7.2 percent in December

Posted: 01/09/2009 - The government says the nation's unemployment rate bolted to 7.2 percent in December, the highest since early 1993, as employers slashed 524,000 jobs.

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Winnebago Bank Robbery Update

Posted: 01/09/2009 - There's major relief in the small town of Winnebago now that an alleged armed and dangerous bank robber is behind bars and heading to court Friday morning. Authorities captured the suspect Thursday in Elgin.

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Rockford Loves Elvis

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Today marks the 74th anniversary of Elvis Presley's birth, and one thing's for sure. Rockford is all shook up when it comes to The King.

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Traffic Deaths Down in Stateline

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Higher gas prices in the stateline, are being credited for a decrease in highway crashes by about half.

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Alzhemier's Vaccine

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Imagine a vaccine to reverse the mental decline of Alzheimer's, or a drug to prevent it. One doctor says that help may be closer than we think.

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Geographic Policing in Rockford

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Another public meeting on geographic policing was held tonight. This one at the Kenrock Community Center on 11th St.

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Rockford Winter Tourism

Posted: 01/08/2009 - The tourism industry is switching to digital with a new campaign to draw people to the Rockford area.

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Layoffs at Walgreen's

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Officials say 1,000 job cuts will be made beginning next month at Walgreen's drugstores nationwide.

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Blagojevich Waives Right To Preliminary Hearing

Posted: 01/08/2009 - Gov. Rod Blagojevich's attorneys have waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he plotted to sell the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama and illegally squeezed contributors for campaign money.

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Reid Won't Say How Burris' Testimony Affects Quest For Senate Seat

Posted: 01/08/2009 - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he hasn't decided whether Roland Burris' testimony today before the Illinois House panel considering the impeachment of Gov. Rod Blagojevich improved Burris' chances of being seated as a U.S. senator from Illinois.

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