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Democrats: Trump betrayed the nation

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, declaring he "betrayed the nation" with his actions toward Ukraine as they…

140,000 Illinoisans could lose SNAP benefits

By Peter Hancock SPRINGFIELD — The Trump administration is about to impose new regulations that would tighten eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps, in a way state officials say…

Internal watchdog: Trump-Russia probe justified

By Michael Balsamo and Eric Tucker Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia  and did not act with political bias, the Justice…

SwedishAmerican opens human milk depot in Rockford

Staff Report ROCKFORD – SwedishAmerican will host a grand opening of its first human milk depot at 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 10,  at the hospital, 1401 E. State St. The milk deport is part of a partnership between SwedishAmerican and…

Mayor announces plan to save Alpine Pool

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Mayor Tom McNamara, on Friday, announced a plan that will reopen Alpine Pool for the 2020 season. The proposed deal includes the City’s Water Division reducing water related fees in the amount of $70,000 in…

Mercyhealth Rockton Avenue adds gastroenterologist

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Mercyhealth, on Friday, announced that Dr. Raza Hamdani has joined the gastroenterology staff at Mercyhealth Rockton Avenue, 2300 N. Rockton Ave. “As I personalize the care for each of my patients, I…

Pelosi: House will draft Trump impeachment articles

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. "Our democracy…

Dems not all in on Trump impeachment probe

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a simple question for fellow Democrats behind closed doors Wednesday, addressing them as the Judiciary Committee considered articles…