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Pritzker victory opens the door for legal weed

SPRINGFIELD - Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker said he wants to legalize marijuana for recreational use soon after taking office, but even advocates say won't fix the state’s budget problems. Michigan voters approved a referendum Tuesday to…

Rockford’s Co-Lin Metals Fabricating expands

ROCKFORD - A Rockford manufacturer celebrating its 60th year in business doubled its manufacturing space after an October acquisition. Co-Lin Metals Fabricating Inc. acquired the assets of HLAVA Industrial Welding and its building at 5295…

Tom McNamara named to Pritzker’s transition team

ROCKFORD - Illinois Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker announced today that Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara will join the Budget & Innovation Team as part of the bi-partisan Transition Committee. The team will focus on tackling the financial…

J.B. Pritzker elected Illinois governor in landslide

CHICAGO (AP) — Democrat J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire who campaigned on making wealthy taxpayers pay more in income taxes as part of a plan to move Illinois past the political bitterness of the past four years, was elected governor Tuesday…

2018 Midterm Election Results

Illinois Governor 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING >  JB Pritzker (D) 2,382,536 54% Bruce Rauner (R / Inc.) 1,723,015 39% Sam McCann (C) 188,486 4% Kash Jackson (L) 105,480 2%…

Murder suspect in custody

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man is behind bars in a fatal stabbing that occurred Sunday night on the city's northeast side. Jerry Saylor, 46, was taken into custody Monday morning. He's been charged with first-degree murder in connection…

Suspected mail bomber ‘troubled’ ex-stripper

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cesar Sayoc is an amateur bodybuilder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along. On Friday, he was identified by authorities as the…

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