Rockford, Illinois News
Browsing Category

Nation & World

COVID-19: Wisconsin State Fair canceled

Staff Report WEST ALLIS, Wis. – The Wisconsin State Fair Board of Directors has voted to cancel the 2020 state fair because of the coronavirus pandemic. “The board and staff have been closely monitoring COVID-19 data from local, state…

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for coronavirus

Staff Report WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a statement posted to his Twitter account said. "He is feeling fine and is in quarantine. He is asymptomatic and was tested out…

Eroding protection under the law

When Congress enacted the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) in 1967, the law was treated as something of an addendum to the Civil Rights Act, which had been passed three years earlier and banned bias on the basis of race, gender,…

Was Trump wrong in signing spending bill?

Staff Report WASHINGTON -- President Trump Friday signed the $1.3 trillion spending bill to fund government programs for the remaining six months of Fiscal 2018. The executive director of the Concord Coalition called the president's…