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Cleaning Up

Updated: 03/06/2003 - The Winnebago County Housing Authority received news that they will get some much needed money.

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Risky Business

Updated: 03/06/2003 - City aldermen are proposing new restrictions that include how late some businesses stay open and what they display in their windows.

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Guilty Verdict

Updated: 03/06/2003 - After only nine hours of deliberating they found William Buck guilty of first-degree murder.

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Residents Dump Landfill Expansion

Updated: 03/05/2003 - In November, the Rochelle Waste Department, RWD, submitted an application to expand their current location.

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Hotel Standoff

Updated: 03/04/2003 - Standoff at Rockford hotel ends peacefully, one man arrested.

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Al-Qaida Arrest a "Severe Blow"

Updated: 03/04/2003 - Attorney General John Ashcroft said arrest could destabilize terrorist networks worldwide.

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Gas Prices

Updated: 03/03/2003 - It's only March 3, but already Illinois has record-high gas prices for March.

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Getting Away with Murder

Updated: 03/03/2003 - The ins and outs of what is real and what is fiction on a popular CBS drama and where local cases stand.

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Company Cuts Down Workforce

Updated: 03/03/2003 - Manufacturing jobs move out of the area in order to consolidate their company.

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School Closures Proposed

Updated: 02/27/2003 - The latest proposal to balance the Rockford School District's budget calls for the closure of six elementary schools.

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U.S. to Lower Terror Level to Yellow

Terrorism Threats

Updated: 02/27/2003 - The national terror alert will be lowered from orange to yellow, administration officials said Thursday, suggesting the threat of a terrorist attack on U.S. soil has eased somewhat.

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More Job Cuts

Updated: 02/27/2003 - The Rockford Housing Authority has some tough times ahead.

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U.S. Rejects Deadline for Iraq to Disarm

George Bush

Updated: 02/26/2003 - The Bush administration on Wednesday dismissed a compromise proposal by Canada to set an end-of-March deadline for Iraq to comply with U.N. disarmament demands.

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NASA Recovers Columbia Cockpit Videotape

Updated: 02/26/2003 - NASA said that it had recovered a videotape showing four of the Columbia astronauts in the last minutes of their flight just before things went awry.

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Doctor's Strike

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Doctors across Illinois prepare for a one-day strike to protest the cost of skyrocketing malpractice insurance premiums.

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Consumer Confidence Nears 10-Year Low

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Consumer confidence in the economy plunged to its lowest level in nearly 10 years in February as Americans grew bleak about jobs and oil prices in the face of war with Iraq.

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Smiley Face Bomber Back in MN

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Pipe bomb suspect Luke Helder has been returned to Minnesota from Iowa and being held in the Federal Medical Center in Rochester.

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Kids and War

Updated: 02/25/2003 - As talk about war and terrorist attacks becomes more frequent, it gets harder to protect our children from hearing this potentially frightening information.

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Jane's Place In Rockford

Updated: 02/25/2003 - Suggestions turn into two different plans for what should be included in Rockford's dinosaur exhibit.

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Inspectors Hit the Local Bar Scene

Updated: 02/24/2003 - Rockford fire inspectors work long hours over the weekend to make sure local bars and nightclubs are safe.

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Change In the Ranks

Updated: 02/24/2003 - The Rockford Police Department is making changes.

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