| Feb 21, 2011
| 4:51 AM
A severe winter storm was driving across the upper Midwest on Sunday, dumping up to 15 inches of snow and causing white-out conditions in spots from the Dakotas through Minnesota and into Wisconsin.
State officials warned against travel in most of South...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 5:00 AM
The battle between unions and government are heating up in several states across the country, as those states look to balance their budgets. Many cost cutting measures are on the table including union collective bargaining agreements. So, could...
| Feb 21, 2011
| 10:32 AM
Monday, union members chanted "no right to work" as lawmakers entered the hearing room at the Indiana Statehouse. Room 156A and the hallway outside located in the basement was standing room only as a House Committee prepared to debate the controversial...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 7:14 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Local union members are headed to Wisconsin Wednesday to show their support for rallies that have taken place in that state's capital for several days.
A delegation of 160 working people from all walks of life will travel to...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 7:44 AM
For the second time in a week, the City of Bloomington has been recognized nationally. SmartMoney, a publication of the Wall Street Journal, has selected Bloomington as one of nine cities featured in an article called "The New Best Places to Retire."
| Jul 26, 2011
| 1:57 PM
A Madison, Wis., man has been brought back to Illinois to face murder charges in the killing of a 16-year-old girl in her South Side apartment in 1991, officials said today.
Steven Dixon, 36, was 16 at the time of Tiffany Lindsey's death from multiple...
| Jul 31, 2011
As Chicago prepares for the 20th edition of Lollapalooza next weekend, here are 10 notes about music festivals:
1 Creedence Clearwater Revival was the first big-name band lined up for Woodstock, the mother of all rock music festivals. The group's signing...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 8:40 AM
For some reason, rock 'n' rollers seem to be obsessed with pie. Songs written about the delicious dessert are unusually numerous. From Led Zeppelin's "Custard Pie" to Warrant's "Cherry Pie" the subject keeps working its way into songs.
| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:40 AM
I disagree with the one-sided approach Ed Schultz and MSNBC have taken in covering today's recall vote of state legislators in Wisconsin, but I praise the cable channel and its host for going out to the Midwest and covering this bellwether political and...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 3:43 PM
A bat found its way on board a Delta flight from Madison, Wisconsin heading to Atlanta. The bat caused a flap on the fight by flying around the cabin and swooping over the panicked passengers.
The battle ended with the little sucker flying into the...
| Aug 14, 2011
Our neighbor to the north has become a national newsmaker, wrenched by political battles, including attempts this month to recall lawmakers. Here are 10 things we can recall about Wisconsin:
1 Wisconsin is known as the Badger State because of lead miners...