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Rockford Illinois

Hospital Janitor Plays Piano So Patients, Loved Ones Can 'Forget Their Worries'

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.18.2014 | Good News

This janitor is bringing a little peace to the hearts of hospital visitors through his musical gift. Rolando Maaba, 55, works at Rockford Health S...

3 Killed In Medical Helicopter Crash

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 02.09.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A medical helicopter pilot hit bad weather and was trying to return to the hospital hangar shortly before the aircraft crashed into a ...

'Miracle' Win: High School Football Team Stages Improbable Playoff Comeback

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports

A high school football team excited both fans and announcers when it staged an improbable comeback in the fourth quarter of a playoff game on Saturday...

Video Shows Teacher Slamming Student Into Row Of Lockers

Posted 10.17.2012 | Education

The trial of a former Illinois math teacher accused of battery against a student last year started Monday, with prosecutors playing a security tape th...

Ashley Fansler Has One Twin In 2010, The Other In 2011

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ROCKFORD, Ill. — A northern Illinois couple welcomed their new daughter to the world in the last minute of 2010 – and a twin son in the fi...

Woman Faces Death Penalty In Murder Of Newborn

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Prosecutors will seek the death penalty against a woman charged with the murder of a newborn girl whose frozen body was found i...

No Labor Day Weekend Plans? Get Out Of Town, Throw Some Cow Dung

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This weekend, Chicago has a lot going on. There's Jazz Fest near the lake, the North Coast Music Festival in Union Park, a psychedelic art exhibit at ...

Lesbian Hooters Waitress From Illinois A 'Top Model' Contestant

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As fans of "America's Next Top Model" brace themselves for a new season of sassy judges, strange photo shoots and infighting, the new contestants are ...

Chicago-Area Bishops Spent Money Fighting Maine Gay Marriage

Chicago Catholic News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Maine voters decided this past week to overturn their state's controversial same-sex marriage law, they had a little help from several Chicago-area...

Tank Cars Blow Up In Illinois Train Derailment, 1 Killed

AP | CHRISTINA M. WRIGHT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Railroad tank cars holding thousands of gallons of highly flammable ethanol derailed and exploded in flames, killing a 41-year-...