Thursday, October 8, 2009

Stephenson County Sheriff Tackles Potential Cuts

Stephenson County is facing a 1.7 million dollar deficit right now for its 2009-2010 budget, and the county's asking the sheriff's office to help balance the bottom line by slashing nearly 800,000 dollars from it's budget.

So what does all this mean? Sheriff Dave Snyders says going from 13 patrol deputies covering nearly 1800 miles of roads, to five and then leaving two deputy positions unfilled

Stephenson County Sheriff Tackles Potential Cuts

Alpine Bank Files Foreclosure Suit Against Local Developer and Home builder

Alpine Bank wants Eagleland {North of Rockford] to pay it nearly five million dollars for loan, fees, and its costs. Dan Hauser is a part if the suit because that company built the homes in the subdivision.

Alpine Bank Files Foreclosure Suit Against Local Developer and Home builder

For Retailers, Sales Only Reach 2005 Levels - NYTimes.com

For the first time this year, retailers were comparing their sales to the abysmal numbers they began posting last fall, when the markets collapsed. Stores also benefited from a calendar shift that pushed Labor Day, as well as the usual back-to-school shopping rush, later in September.

For Retailers, Sales Only Reach 2005 Levels - NYTimes.com

McHenry County Backers fill video gaming hearing

committee is recommending that the County Board put the question to voters in the February primary, and the board could vote as soon as its Oct. 20 meeting

a full house, at a Wednesday evening hearing.

The 90 people who attended the McHenry County Board Liquor and License Committee hearing, a mix of organized labor, restaurant and tavern owners and economic development agencies, implored the county board not to ban video gambling,

State Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, asked the County Board to pursue a referendum. He opposes video gambling as a way to raise state revenue and said the social costs of gambling would outweigh the benefits

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