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Illinois State Capitol

Panel Votes Against Governor’s Plan To Close 4 State Facilities

It’s only a recommendation, but a legislative panel says four state facilities targeted by the governor for closure should stay open.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

Zoila Tellez and her husband, Jose Tellez (Family Photo)

Family Settles Lawuits Over Fatal Train Derailment For $36M

Canadian National Railway has agreed to pay more than $36 million to the family of a 44-year-old woman who was killed in a train derailment and explosion in Rockford two years ago.

CBS Chicago–10/18/2011

Harrison Harmonicas

Nation’s Last Harmonica Manufacturer To Close

A local company that is the only harmonica manufacturer in the United States is closing its doors.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2011

Police on Saturday released this image of Timmothy Pitzen, which is considered the most recent picture of the missing Aurora boy.

Case Of Missing Timmothy Pitzen Turns Cold

It has been a month now since Aurora police were reasonably certain that 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen was alive and well.

CBS Chicago–06/14/2011

Police on Saturday released this image of Timmothy Pitzen, which is considered the most recent picture of the missing Aurora boy.

Police Hope SUV Leads To Clues About Missing Aurora Boy

Aurora police hope evidence from a sport-utility vehicle will help them find a 6-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly three weeks.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

Simon Peter Nelson (Credit: Illinois Department Of Corrections)

Man Who Killed Six Children Up For Parole

A 79-year-old Rockford man is up for parole again – 33 years after being convicted of killing all six of his children.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2011

Dogs help police search Thursday for missing 6-year-old Timmothy Pitzen of Aurora. (CBS)

Search Intensifies For Missing Aurora Boy

Police have uncovered new clues in the frantic search for a missing 6-year-old Aurora boy, as the search moved to northwest Illinois on Thursday.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2011

Timomthy Pitzen

Family Searches For Missing Aurora Boy In Western Illinois

Relatives of an Aurora woman, who committed suicide in a Rockford motel room, are out searching for the woman’s missing son in western Illinois.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2011

Timomthy Pitzen

Search On In 3 States For Missing Aurora Boy

The search for a missing Aurora boy has now moved to at least three states.

CBS Chicago–05/16/2011

Timomthy Pitzen

Woman Found Dead In Motel, 6-Year-Old Son Missing

Six-year-old Timothy J. Pitzen remains missing Sunday afternoon, and authorities continue to look for leads in his disappearance, a day after his mother was found dead inside a Rockford motel room after slitting her wrists.

05/15/2011

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Man Killed By Police In Wisconsin After Shooting Spree

An Ohio man killed by police in Wisconsin may be connected to at least 10 recent shootings across Illinois and Wisconsin.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2011

Chicago's Best Stuff For Preschoolers

Advocates: Preschool Education Is Key

Improving education in Illinois has to start well before kindergarten, according to what a state House committee is hearing.

WBBM Newsradio–03/28/2011

Air Traffic Radar

State Senator: Send Some Air Traffic To Rockford

A state lawmaker from Rockford wants to accommodate overflow air traffic from O’Hare to an airport in his region, to try keeping money in Illinois.

WBBM Newsradio–03/25/2011

Dodge Charger High-Speed Chase Ends

Driver Arrested After Chase From Forest Park To Rockford

A driver who allegedly pointed a gun at a motorist during a high-speed chase through the western and northwestern suburbs has been arrested in Rockford.

01/28/2011

Nick Leddy

After Three Days In Minors, Leddy Called Back To Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks’ defenseman Nick Leddy is getting pretty good at making the trip between Chicago and Rockford.

01/20/2011

Jeremy Morin

Blackhawks Assign Morin To Rockford

The Chicago Blackhawks have sent rookie forward Jeremy Morin back to the Rockford IceHogs.

12/16/2010

Jeremy Morin

Blackhawks Send Morin Back To Rockford

Jeremy Morin has been making regular trips between Chicago and Rockford so far this season. And today he’ll make another trip to the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate.

12/06/2010

Dog Teeth (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Rockford Alderman Bit In Pit Bull Attack

Several people have been attacked by three pit bulls outside a Rockford store, including a city alderman and her daughter.

11/25/2010

A school bus flipped over during a tornado in northwest Illinois Monday. Six students were injured. (CBS)

Tornado Leaves Some Areas Devastated

Some areas are devastated this morning, after a tornado ripped a path through parts of northern Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2010

jeremy-morin

Blackhawks Call Up Jeremy Morin

The Rockford to Chicago express continues to run as the Blackhawks call up forward Jeremy Morin.

11/05/2010

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