Without sales tax money, Stepehnson County schools could be in trouble
First the good news, violent crime is down in Rockford. The bad news is domestic disturbances are still a huge problem. Domestic Abuse was the central focus of the cities monthly meeting Thursday.
MACHESNEY PARK - Round two of the road widening project along 173 is about to begin..
Stateline home foreclosures are up, while the prices of homes are down, leaving the Rockford housing market with the lowest average sales price since the1990's.
The Rockford City Council proposed a winter sidewalk ordinance to keep the walkways clear or snow and ice. The city would fine residents who do not shovel the sidewalks on their property. If passed, the ordinance would not take effect until next winter.
MCHENRY COUNTY - A Crystal Lake teenager is accused of threatening to kill Harvard High School students via a rap video.
September is National Recovery Month
The Illinois Gaming Board says that people playing the video slots lost more than $5 million in Rockford, more than any other city in Illinois. Loves Park ranked third with people losing more than $3 million. It shows that there might be interest in a casino, but makes lawmakers concerned about lost sales tax revenue.
Sen. Kirk Dillard introduced his running mate Rep. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) at Chicago Rockford Int'l Airport and Dan Rutherford unveiled attorney John Kim (R-Northbrook) as his running mate. The announcements kick election season into high gear.
The Illini face one of their tallest tasks yet in the Miami Hurricanes
Illinois crushed by Northwestern 50-14
DeKalb - Thousands of farmers invade the NIU Convocation Center.
Gov. Pat Quinn (D) wants Amazon to patch things up with its Illinois affiliates.