A new community group is pulling together to improve Rockford by making life better for its young minority residents. About one hundred people showed up for the organizational meeting for the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.
When harsh winter conditions sweep through the northern Illinois area, it brings a reminder to bundle up or stay inside. Several locations throughout the northern Illinois region offer warming centers to get out of the bitter cold.
These centers provide safe and warm locations during extreme cold temperatures for those without housing as well as those who may not have the resources to heat their homes adequately.
Taking a bad breakup to the Internet could result in taking a trip to prison.
Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law this week that aims to protect against so-called "revenge porn."
"Cyberbullying can have lasting and often devastating effects on a person, especially when it involves the distribution of very personal images," Quinn said in a statement. "This shameful act can be as harmful as any other form of abuse."
Formal labor charges have been filed against GateHouse Media, owner of the Rockford Register Star and Freeport Journal-Standard. The St. Louis-based United Media Guild is negotiating an initial contract for employees at the two papers.
The UMG claims that workers were unfairly targeted because of union activities.
The National Labor Relations Board office in Peoria confirmed investigators found that GateHouse Media threatened to outsource photography work to freelancers and imposed work schedule changes without prior negotiations.