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Reputed Mobster Frank 'The German' Schweihs Dies

Posted: 07/24/2008 - Reputed Chicago mob enforcer Frank 'The German' Schweihs (SHWYS) has died while awaiting trial on federal charges that he took part in a racketeering conspiracy and took part in two long-unsolved mob murders.

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Spike in U.S. Fentanyl Deaths

Posted: 07/24/2008 - The federal government says today that more than one thousand people died over two years from an illegal version of the painkiller fentanyl.

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Three Cubs Bidders Make Final Cut

Posted: 07/24/2008 - According to a person involved in the negotiations, the Tribune Company is inviting at least three potential buyers who each submitted bids for the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field near or above $1 billion to participate in a second round of proposals.

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Mary Jane Reed Legal Battle Update

Posted: 07/23/2008 - A sixty year old murder case is making headlines once again. Here's a look back at the mysterious murder of Mary Jane Reed and the latest on a legal battle to make Ogle County investigators release their evidence.

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Freeport Textbooks

Updated: 07/23/2008 - The Freeport School District tackles some tools to help students when they return to school this fall.

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Help! I'm in Debt

Updated: 07/24/2008 - A local credit counseling service could help get out of debt and stay there,

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Freeport Hospital Expansion Update

Updated: 05/11/2009 - A hospital expansion project in Freeport is on course to open at its target time, January of 2009.

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Doyle Asks FEMA for More Help

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Gov. Jim Doyle wants federal emergency officials to send more help to Wisconsin as the state recovers from June's floods.

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Chicago Cop Charged with Shaking Down Tow Truck Operators

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Federal authorities arrested a Chicago police officer today on charges of shaking down tow truck operators for payoffs ranging up to $400 per vehicle in exchange for steering towing business to them.

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Chrysler Job Cuts

Updated: 07/23/2008 - Another round of job cuts for Chrysler.

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Back To School

Updated: 07/23/2008 - While most of our kids continue to enjoy their summer break playtime is officially over for some Rockford students.

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Trial Set for Chicago Police Officer

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Cook County prosecutors say a November trial date has been set for a 12-year veteran of the Chicago police department accused of beating a female bartender.

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VA Official's Promotion Questioned

Posted: 07/23/2008 - Four federal lawmakers from Illinois want an explanation of the promotion of a regional Veterans Affairs official they say didn't do enough to prevent surgical deaths at an Illinois hospital.

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Planes Almost Collide at O'Hare

Posted: 07/23/2008 - The National Transportation Safety Board says it is investigating a near collision of airborne planes at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport -- the third such incident at a major airport this month.

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