Rockford, Illinois News

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…

Cannabis giants join forces

MM Enterprises USA, a leading U.S. cannabis company with facilities in California, Nevada, and New York, entered into an agreement with Cronos Group, a Canadian licensed producer and distributor of medical cannabis.

Sirius XM offers full March Madness coverage

Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has led the Blue Devils to five National Championship titles, will continue to host his weekly SiriusXM show throughout the tournament. Basketball and Beyond with Coach K airs weekly on ESPNU Radio on…

Increased minimum wage pushing teens out of workforce

The report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University explored why 16- and 17-year-olds had dropped out of the workforce in such great numbers since 2000. Among the factors was a larger workforce due to immigration and the…

Documentary to cover ‘MaM’ homicide

By Jim Hagerty Editor ROCKFORD - A new true-crime documentary series due to air in April will explore an old theory that a serial killer killed Teresa Halbach in 2005, not Steven Avery, the Manitowoc, Wisconsin, subject of "Making a…