The Wisconsin Supreme Court says a Beloit man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend should not have been granted a new trial based on his insanity defense.
Rep. Paul Ryan says he will sit down with his wife, Janna, at some point next year and determine whether to run for president or continue to serve in Congress. More>>
The fun continues at Sinnissippi Park Music Shell as dozens of residents come out to enjoy the Sounds of Summer. More>>
A finalist will be chosen to in the Democratic effort to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of state Rep. Chuck Jefferson.
There's a new way to support veterans in Illinois. The state's Department of Agriculture has unveiled a new logo to help consumers identify food grown by veterans.
A reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of suspects in a recent robbery that occurred July 29 at Baymont Inn in Janesville.
Thirteen Rockford area residents are facing federal gun and/or narcotics charges, officials announced today. More>>
The Colorado woman charged with kidnapping a newborn in Beloit and then abandoning the infant near an Iowa gas station testified in her own defense Wednesday, stating the baby's father gave her permission to take the baby. More>>
Quintize Brown, 24, was sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections after he was convicted of gun and drug charges.
A trailer at Rockford's East High School burns. More>>
Robert Hawkins, 53 of Rockford, is in the Winnebago County Jail after the Rockford Police Department responded Tuesday to 825 10th Street in regards to an individual trying to break in to the residence.
After a dismal winter, the U.S. economy sprang back to life in the April-June quarter, growing at a fast 4 percent annual rate on the strength of higher consumer and business spending.
A Rockford man has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery at a Subway Sandwich Shop in the 3000 block of North Rockton Avenue. More>>
A nine-year-old Illinois boy has reconnected with the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him earlier this month from Lake Michigan. More>>
Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation allowing voters to weigh in on whether Illinois millionaires should pay more income tax.
The Better Business Bureau has a warning for prospective job-seekers: Pay close attention to the jobs you might be applying for.
Five finalists have been named for the unexpired 67th District State Representative term that was formerly held by Chuck Jefferson. More>>
A spokesman for Hamas is rejecting the claim by a senior PLO official who said he was speaking in the name of Hamas when he proposed a 24-hour humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.
According to GasBuddy.com, it's down over a nickel just over the past week.
A Kane County judge has ordered a fitness test for a prisoner who escaped while being transported from a mental health facility. More>>
The Rock County Sheriff's Office reported a deadly accident on Highway 81 Wednesday afternoon. More>>
Protecting identities was the focus on an AARP meeting in Rockford. More>>
Police in Rockford are on the hunt for two people involved in the robbery of a cellphone store on the city's northeast side. More>>
Dave Drucker with the Secretary of State's office says a dispute with the owners of the property on Pearl Street since June of last year has meant the state has not been paid rent on the property since then. More>>
According to the Rockford Register Star's Kevin Haas, there could be a new grocery store coming to Rockford's west side, possibly shrinking the city's significant food desert. More>>
Funding and faculty; both are on the decline at a Rockford psychiatric clinic. It's shutting down in two months. More>>
The Rockford University's Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence received a check for $22,950 from the Barber-Colman Management Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois. More>>
A new program will help provide more options to people with developmental disabilities. More>>
More than 30,000 people in Boone, Winnebago and Stephenson Counties do not have their high school diploma or GED, according to recent data. More>>
A Belvidere boy with a serious heart condition is recognized for his generous heart.
The state of Illinois' pilot medical marijuana program is expected to get underway in 2015, but it might be several months in to the new year before qualified patients will be able to buy anything.
Project Facelift brings together about a dozen Rockford organizations including Kids Around the World, CCS Youth Build, Engage, and a variety of churches. More>>