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Alexandria company 'not scared' by animal cruelty accusations

An animal rights group has produced a hidden-camera video and sued the Alexandria animal specimen business Bio Corporation, whose owner says he is "not scared at all" about the group's allegations. The video shows workers drowning conscious pigeons in a vat of water, injecting live crayfish with liq


1917: Sudden roaring storm claims a life

1917, 100 years ago: A most peculiar weather phenomenon took place when a storm from the west suddenly struck this vicinity. There was considerable wind with sharp flashes of lightning and loud peals of thunder followed by a blinding downpour of rain, hail, snow and sleet. It lasted only 10 minutes,

ECHO PRESS - 2017-11-23 18:21:00

A mixed bag of property tax levies

Counties, cities, townships and school districts throughout the state have set their preliminary maximum property tax levies for next year. In Douglas County, the proposed levies are all over the board, from decreases of 7 percent in Lake Mary Township to increases as high as 22.2 percent for the Al

ECHO PRESS - 2017-11-24 14:33:00

Meeting to discuss B-E school buildings

The Brandon-Evansville School District will host a community meeting to figure out how to move forward with a solution for the district's aging buildings. In August, district voters rejected a plan to build a new $38.75 million K-12 school building in Brandon. The school board and district want to h

ECHO PRESS - 2017-11-23 16:53:00

Are farmers getting gouged on rent?

Ernie Miska, an Alexandria man who manages farm land for his elderly mother, think farmers are paying too much to rent farmland. "The farmers are getting the short end of the stick," said the retired truck driver, who manages about 600 tillable acres in Polk County. "Crop prices have come down but r

ECHO PRESS - 2017-11-23 14:02:00

Program gives away 200th car; 'I can better provide for myself,' recipient says

Terrie Premis of Alexandria knows what she is thankful for this Thanksgiving - the means to get to and from her new job at Prairie Senior Cottages. Premis, who moved to Alexandria about a year ago, was the 200th recipient of a donated car from the Douglas County Car Care Program. On Wednesday, Nov.

ECHO PRESS - 2017-11-22 22:02:39

Stepping up for shoppers: Retail management certificates pay off in the workforce

Though Kristen Sletto has worked at Target and has been regarded as a good employee for five years, her employers have recently started to see even more improvement in her customer service skills. This is because Sletto, a marketing and sales management student at Alexandria Technical and Community

ECHO PRESS - 2017-11-22 19:52:00

COMMENTARY: The amazing impact of community giving

November 12-18 is National Community Foundation Week. President George H.W. Bush designated this week in 1989, 28 years ago. West Central Initiative - a regional community foundation - and our donors are among those "thousand points of light" that he believed would make our country shine. This past

ECHO PRESS - 2017-11-22 20:25:00

Man shot near downtown Rockford on Thanksgiving

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A man is shot near downtown Rockford last night. Police say it happened around 11 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Main Street. There is no suspect information at this time. The man is expected to be okay. ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A man is shot near downtown Rockford last ni

WIFR - 2017-11-24 09:55:00

Man Shot in Rockford on Thanksgiving

ROCKFORD - A Rockford man is recovering after being shot late Thanksgiving night. Police responded to the 1300 block of S. Main Street at around 11pm where a man had been struck by gunfire. The gunman then fled in a vehicle, but the victim was unable to provide information on the shooter or his car.

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-11-24 10:32:18

At Least Four Injured In Roll Over Accident

ROCKFORD - Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Thursday night, Illinois State Police say a single car rollover accident occurred on Rt. 20 just west of the Meridian Road exit. Police say the car was traveling east and lost control while trying to change lanes. The car flipped numerous time, the male driver was

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-11-24 04:50:27

Witness Recounts Rock River Disposal Fire

ROCKFORD - "I exited the building, kind of saw it protruding, kind of in a billowing fashion, which was a symptom and a sign of a structure fire," said Rockford resident Matthew Seger. Seger is a 'Kelly Williamson Mobil' assistant manager who came into work bright and early Thursday to set up shop

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-11-24 06:03:38

People Line Up for Black Friday Across the Stateline Area

ROCKFORD - Hundreds of shoppers lined up at CherryVale Mall Friday morning and dozens of other Stateline area retailers Friday morning, better known as 'Black Friday'. At CherryVale Mall, where some got in line as early as 2am Friday, the first 250 in the door received envelopes with retailer gift c

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-11-24 15:20:18

Huge character balloons a new highlight of Stroll on State parade in downtown Rockford

ROCKFORD - Don't worry if you didn't get your fill watching huge character balloons float through the air in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV. Stroll on State is coming to your rescue, with an "expanded and re-imagined" Merry & Bright Holiday Parade on Saturday that features big inflatables

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-11-24 15:00:00

New Mexican restaurant opens at North Towne Mall in Rockford

ROCKFORD - Mexican brothers Pedro and Pablo Suarez welcome visitors to their new Fiesta Tequila restaurant at North Towne Mall with greetings of "Hello, my friend," and "Hola." Since opening earlier this month, they have invited guests to take seats amid the bright, colorful decor. Extended menus fe

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-11-23 22:00:00

'Significant damage' to vacant house, car in Rockford fire

ROCKFORD - A vacant house on Rockford's west side received "significant damage" Wednesday night after a car caught on fire behind the home, according to fire officials. Rockford firefighters were called at 10:23 p.m. to the house at 520 South St. after the car somehow caught on fire, according to Di

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-11-23 14:57:32

Brookfield Square North Face Smash-and-Grab

Brookfield, Wisc.(CBS) -- Windows were broken, mannequins were tipped and jackets were rummaged through in an overnight smash-and-grab burglary at The North Face store at the Brookfield Square Shopping Mall. The City of Brookfield Police are on scene and currently investigating the break-in. Follow

CBS 58 - 2017-11-23 08:47:00

Brookfield crime spree: Mall and convenience store hit

It wasn't the doorbuster the North Face store at the Brookfield Square Mall was hoping for. Crews have already boarded up the front entrance with plywood after Brookfield Police responded around 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22nd. Someone shattered the front door, and knocked down clothes and a

WISN - 2017-11-23 17:57:00

Thanksgiving 2017: What's Open, Closed in Brookfield

BROOKFIELD, WI - It's almost time to sit down with the family and feast on turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. While some people - including employees at some retail stores - will be working on the holiday, many area businesses and offices will be closed, giving workers a day off. Her

PATCH - 2017-11-23 05:35:19

Brookfield man robbed at gunpoint in driveway

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (CBS 58) - A 53-year-old Brookfield man is robbed at gunpoint in his driveway. It happened just after 1:00 Tuesday morning on Rosendale Drive. The victim told police he was getting out of his car when a man pointed a gun at him and demanded money. The suspect took cash and then got

CBS 58 - 2017-11-22 19:48:00