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 Faculty at Northern Illinois University have filed an intent to unionize with the Illinois Education Labor Relations Board (IELRB) to improve education for the students they serve. Unionization...more>>
There are signs that the state budget impasse is having an impact on tourism in Illinois. State hotel tax receipts for January were down 15-percent compared with last year, and consumer inquiries abou...more>>
Residents and businesses in Rochelle will receive a notice next week from RMU dealing with a higher than normal level of radium found in the water system. The problem involves the water tower near Ro...more>>
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert is being sentenced to 15 months in prison for making illegal bank withdrawals.  Hastert had pleaded guilty to the withdrawals, which he made to cover up sex ab...more>>
A Davis Junction man asked to hire his own attorney in Ogle County court yesterday involving a sexual abuse case in which the victim was a female juvenile. 56-year old Ricky Barnett has been arrested...more>>
Rochelle City Engineer Sam Tesreau has announced that 9th Street, from 1st Avenue north to Lincoln Avenue, will be closed to through traffic starting today. The closure is necessary to construct new ...more>>
Governor Rauner says he thinks he can strike a budget compromise with state lawmakers next month, and says he might pay for a special session if that's what it takes. Rauner told an audience in south...more>>
Corn planting in the Land of Lincoln is now on pace. Illinois corn farmers got a late start with planting this year, but they've more than made up for it and are now ahead of schedule. The National A...more>>
The Illinois Municipal League and the state's largest firefighters' union want to make sure you can't sue if they take too long to respond to an emergency. Illinois used to have a "public duty rule" w...more>>
Votes could come next week in the General Assembly on bills that would prevent people with mental illnesses from legally owning firearms. One bill would suspend the state gun owner's ID card of anyone...more>>
In a 6-1 vote last night, city officials in Rochelle approved the new fiscal year budget. The council had to approve the final numbers by this Saturday as the new fiscal year starts on May 1st. Coun...more>>
Financially strapped public colleges have been given a temporary reprieve as Governor Rauner signed a stopgap funding bill. The six-hundred-million-dollar package includes a percentage of the funds co...more>>
Exelon Generation, owner of the nation’s largest nuclear power fleet, mailed more than 23,000 public information emergency planning brochures to residents and businesses within 10 miles of its B...more>>
A woman is recovering after she was shot while driving in Rockford with her three children. Police say the victim was wounded last night when a stray bullet entered her car near Sherman and Sunset ave...more>>
The man known in the Dennis Hastert hush money case as "Individual A" is taking Hastert to court for failing to pay the remaining one-point-eight-million-dollars out of the three-and-a-half-million Ha...more>>
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