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Report: Illinois’ budget not balanced despite claims

By Greg Bishop SPRINGFIELD - An interim annual financial report shows Illinois spent more in the previous fiscal year than it collected in revenue despite claims from elected officials that the state's budget was balanced. A public…

Autism therapy center opens in Rockford

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Autism Home Support Services (AHSS), on Wednesday, announced that it has opened a new autism therapy center in Rockford. At 7177 Crimson Ridge Road, the AHSS Autism Center offers applied behavior analysis (ABA)…

Rockford Auto Show at CherryVale Mall Feb. 11-16

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The 2020 Rockford Auto Show kicked off Tuesday inside the CherryVale Mall, 7200 Harrison Ave., Rockford. The show runs through Feb. 16. “We are thrilled to once again partner with the New Car Dealers…

Democrats sort things out as polls close in New Hampshire

By Steve Peoples, Kathleen Ronayne and Hunter Woodall Associated Press MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Polls closed across New Hampshire Tuesday night as fiery progressive Bernie Sanders fought for Democratic front-runner status in the…

Rockford doctor co-authors prostate cancer study

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Dr. Michael Fumo, of Rockford Urological Associates, joined physicians from the Cleveland Clinic and from the medical schools at Stanford University and UW-Madison to publish a prostate cancer study in…

Man sentenced to 18 years in prison for burglary

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Winnebago County Judge Randy Wilt, on Tuesday, sentenced a 31-year-old man to almost two decades behind  bars. David Ramal Stephens was sentenced to 18 years in prison for residential burglary after pleading…

Trump’s election-year budget revisits rejected cuts

By Andrew Taylor Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan on Monday that recycles previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and Medicaid to…

Staffer who testified against Trump booted from White House

By Deb Riechmann Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The decorated soldier and national security aide who played a central role in the Democrats' impeachment case against President Donald Trump was escorted out of the White House…