Updated: 04/18/2006 - Former Gov. George Ryan has been convicted of all counts after a five-month racketeering and fraud trial in federal court in Chicago.
Updated: 04/17/2006 - Graffiti artists are taking aim on certain areas in Rockford, and at least one alderman is determined to make them pay for driving businesses away. Police seize over $200,000 each year in drug busts throughout the city. Most of that money goes back into the department to finance needed equipment. However, Alderman Victory Bell wants to see that money put back into cleaning up the community.
Updated: 04/17/2006 - Many people are wearing a badge, but shouldn't be.
Posted: 04/16/2006 - Prom is one of the most memorable events in any teenager's life. However, a few bad decisions can easily turn a delightful night into a deadly night. Mothers Against Drunk Driving is taking measures to prevent that from happening here.
Updated: 04/16/2006 - A tragic snowmobiling accident last month cost the Cherry Valley Fire Department one of its most beloved firefighters.
Updated: 04/16/2006 - The State of Illinois released a list of serious violations for the month of February.
Updated: 04/16/2006 - The Home Rule petition drive is called off for now.
Updated: 04/17/2006 - Police need your help in nabbing these people:
Posted: 04/13/2006 - Jessica Bacon was on her way to a high school basketball game nearly two years ago when she nearly lost her life in a head-on collision. That near-tragedy is being used to save even more lives, thanks to the help of the Freeport garage that towed and kept her vehicle.
Posted: 04/13/2006 - New telephone directories are currently being distributed throughout our area. Instead of throwing your old phonebooks in the trash, why not help out our local environment by recycling them?
Posted: 04/13/2006 - They are the institutions that we entrust with our health and the health of our loved ones. Thursday, Rockford's three major hospitals announced a commitment to help improve the health of our community as a whole.
Updated: 04/13/2006 - The Winnebago County Health Department reports 2 confirmed cases of mumps in Winnebago County. As of 4 PM Thursday, state health officials report 57 cases which are either confirmed or probable in Illinois so far this year.
Updated: 04/13/2006 - Rockford, Illinois April 20, 2006 – Outstanding area high school students and educators are being honored by Rockford Rotary Club at the annual High School Awards Day today at Memorial Hall.
Updated: 04/13/2006 - As Illinois prepares for open road tolling, delays are expected.
Posted: 04/12/2006 - The battleground for the ethanol dispute moved into a courtroom Wednesday.
Posted: 04/12/2006 - Hurricane Katrina displaced millions of residents in the south last August, destroying homes and lives in the process. But for one hurricane victim, the tragedy introduced her to a life she never thought she'd be able to have.
Updated: 04/12/2006 - Fire units from both sides of the Stateline are currently (noon) at the scene of a blaze at the Frito-Lay plant in Beloit.
Updated: 04/12/2006 - The school board is considering cutting 25 library aides because the district lost nearly $5 million in federal funding.
Posted: 04/11/2006 - Titan CEO Morry Taylor spoke at the annual Freeport Meeting Review held at the Masonic Temple Tuesday. He predicted the rising cost of crude oil could mean big business for the Freeport Goodyear Plant.