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Rock Valley College announces partnership with Roehl Transport

Roehl Transport says it will hire 40 Rock Valley College graduates in 2014 to fill professional truck driver openings.

Police pursuit policies left up to local agencies

The decision to chase a suspect or not is a balancing act for police officers. Last week's high speed chase that ended with the death of Rockford resident Karen Williams has once again put this tough decision in the spotlight.

Man charged with possession of heroin, stolen vehicle

Heroin, marijuana and a stolen vehicle were recovered after the Winnebago County Violent Task Force executed a search warrant at 3:30 p.m. at 3303 Greendale in Rockford.

Governor hopefuls rip each other on hiring, taxes

The candidates for Illinois governor are sharpening their attacks on each other as they head into the Labor Day weekend.

Beloit man accused of killing father with hammer

Prosecutors say a Beloit man used a hammer to kill his father because his parents were moving and he would have no place to live.

Wisconsin Justice Department delayed porn probes statewide

Newly released records show state Justice Department field offices across Wisconsin have delayed investigating child pornography tips for months.

BBB warns annual 'granny scam' has returned

The Better Business Bureau announces an annual scam has returned, and the public should be aware of warning signs. More>>

Wisconsin faces $281 million budget shortfall

Wisconsin tax collections are more than $281 million short of estimates, a drop that could require the Legislature to take action to keep the budget in balance.

Labor Day gas prices could be lowest since 2010

Motorists have something to celebrate this Labor Day weekend. Gasoline prices will be at their lowest levels since 2010.

Donations to ALS Association more than $94M

A new report says the promotion of the Ice Bucket Challenge is paying off for the ALS Association.

IDNR set to release fracking rules Friday

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is expected to release proposed rules for high powered oil drilling to a legislative panel.

Man robbed after suspect jumps in his car

Rockford Police search for a suspect who jumped in a man's car and robbed him at gunpoint. More>>

I-55 crash trucker charged with reckless homicide

An Indiana truck driver involved in a crash that killed five people on an interstate southwest of Chicago has been charged with reckless homicide. More>>

Man in custody after escaping Freeport hospital, stealing truck

A man is in police custody after he escaped from a Freeport hospital and stole a truck to get away.

Illinois Prisoner Review Board denies parole for Simon Peter Nelson Video included

The Illinois Prisoner Review Board has unanimously denied parole for Simon Peter Nelson.

DeKalb teacher faces sexual assault charges

A northern Illinois high school teacher faces sexual assault charges after allegedly having sexual contact with a teenage girl.

Applications for unemployment benefits falls slightly

The number of those applying for unemployment benefits has fallen slightly. The Labor Department says Americans applying for benefits fell by 1,000 last week to 298,000.

Galesburg teachers end strike after contract deal

Galesburg teachers have ended a two-week strike after their union reached a tentative contract agreement with the board of education.

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