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Shuttered Joliet jail could house NATO offenders

Updated: 04/29/2012 - A shuttered Joliet prison once featured in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers" might serve as a temporary detention facility for those arrested during the NATO summit next month

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Local Soldier Continues Recovery After Afghanistan Explosion

Posted: 04/07/2012 - Moving ammunition at a supply point in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan turned deadly for members of the Army's 82nd Airborne division just nine days ago as one soldier was killed and six others were injured. Among those who survived the blast was Eldena, Illinois native Michael Shoemaker Jr. Who continues to make his recovery in Washington.

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Gas Prices Have Travelers Rethinking Plans

Posted: 04/06/2012 - Easter weekend has thousands of stateliners hopping on the highway to visit relatives, but before families start their egg hunts, they may want to start hunting for lower prices at the pump. With gas prices soaring as of late, it's keeping many drivers from to putting extra miles on their vehicles and rethinking their holiday plans.

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Ill. pension director suggests cut for the retired

Posted: 04/01/2012 - The director of the Illinois Teachers Retirement System is warning that financial troubles are so great it could consider reducing pension benefits to teachers who have already retired.

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Rock House Kids Organization Holds Fundraiser

Updated: 03/25/2012 - There are hundreds of at-risk kids in the Rockford community, and Sunday, a local organization reached out to the community to help those children: Rock House Kids.

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Illinois Lottery Moving Ticket Sales Online

Updated: 03/24/2012 - The Illinois Lottery is ready to go where no state has gone before...online. Starting Sunday morning, people will be able to buy Mega Millions and Lotto tickets from their computers.

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Comfort Dogs Bring Support to Belvidere Students

Posted: 02/28/2012 - Schools across the stateline have come forward showing their support for the victims in Friday night's car crash in Belvidere, and now man’s best friend is becoming another shoulder to lean on.

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