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Rockford woman arrested for allegedly stabbing boyfriend in the back

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) - 23-year-old Taylor Martin was arrested Wednesday night after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the back while he was in the company of another woman.


Rockford Scanner™: Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Rockford man for a sexual assault that happened at Auburn High School

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that a Grand Jury has returned an indictment against a Rockford man for a sexual assault that happened at Auburn High School in 2013.


Rain could make for a wet Thursday

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Enjoy the sunny skies this morning, because this evening will feature rainy weather and a rumble of thunder at times. Before getting into the wet Thursday evening, much of the day will feature dry conditions and plenty of sun. It may be a bit cool, as many areas are still in the 40


Rockford man who married love of his life April 9 dies two weeks later

ROCKFORD (WREX) — A Rockford man who got to fulfill a dying wish by marrying the woman of his dreams has passed away. Chris Stroud died earlier this week from brain cancer, according to Heartland Hospice.


Rockford Mass Transit District buying five hybrid electric buses thanks to $3.6 million grant

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) - The Rockford Mass Transit District will be adding five diesel hybrid electric buses to its fleet, thanks to a Federal grant. The RMTD Board of Trustees approved the plan to purchase the buses from the Gillig Corporation in Hayward, California, at its April 22nd Board meeting.


Report: Crime down in Rockford for 2019

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The city of Rockford's latest year-to-date report shows multiple crimes are down compared to this time last year. According to statistics from the Rockford Police Department, violent and property crimes, robberies, aggravated assaults, shots fired and auto thefts are all dow


Winnebago County board chairman not running for second term

Rockford, Ill. -- Frank Haney announced Thursday afternoon he will not seek re-election for Chairman of the Winnebago County Board in 2020. Haney revealed the news at the Rockford Chamber of Commerce luncheon during his State of the County address.


Rockford man jailed for allegedly dealing cocaine near North Town Mall

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) - 26-year-old Danglo Patterson was arrested Tuesday after police were alerted to drug sales in the area of North Town Mall. Rockford Police say they identified Patterson as a suspect, and as officers approached his vehicle, he ran from them.


Frank Haney will not seek re-election as Winnebago County Chairperson

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- Frank Haney will not be running for re-election as the Winnebago County Chairperson. The announcement came during a "State of the County" address on Thursday.


Prosecutors detail cause of death for Illinois boy believed found in shallow grave

Investigators have found what they believe to be the body of a 5-year-old boy who went missing from his suburban Chicago home nearly a week ago. Remains police believe are those of Andrew "AJ" Freund were found wrapped in plastic in a shallow grave in a remote area of Woodstock, Illinois, about seve


Rockford Scanner™: Man Found Guilty Of 2 Counts of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, At The Cherryvale Mall

Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announces that on April 23rd, 2019, Marchello D. Johnson (D.O.B. 1/28/2000) was found guilty of two counts of Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm after a jury trial in front of the Honorable Judge Ronald White.


Four indicted in homicide at Rockford Taco Bell

ROCKFORD — Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross announced Wednesday that four men have been indicted by a grand jury for a murder that happened at a Rockford Taco Bell last November.


Rockford Area Crime Stoppers wanted suspects for Wednesday, April 24, 2019

ROCKFORD — Rockford Area Crime Stoppers released nine mug shots on Wednesday of people who authorities are looking for on a variety of charges. Six men and three women are wanted in separate cases. Some of the charges include forgery, residential burglary, possession of stolen property and fleeing t


First inside look at Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Rockford

ROCKFORD (WREX) — We’re getting our first look inside the new Embassy Suites Hotel this year as construction nears closer to completion. It has been a year since Gorman & Co. broke ground on the former Amerock facility.


Illinois Police on Lookout For People Texting at Red Lights

April is National Distracted Drivers Awareness Month, and thanks to a grant from IDOT, some Illinois police officers are taking to the streets looking for distracted drivers sitting at red lights.


Police: Rockford man wanted for 'accidentally' shooting woman in the chest

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Rockford man is wanted for allegedly shooting a woman in the chest accidentally earlier this month. Jeremy Royalty, 37, is accused of shooting a 32-year-old woman who was an acquaintance. Police say the woman was shot on April 5 in the 500 block of Webster Avenue.


Man sentenced to 15 years for child's shooting death in Beloit

BELOIT, Wis. (WMTV) One of four men charged in the shooting death of a 5-year-old boy in Beloit will spend the next 15 years in prison, followed by another 10 years extended supervision.


City of Rockford issues lawn clippings advisory

ROCKFORD — The city of Rockford is reminding residents not to dispose of lawn clippings and other landscaping waste in streets, detention basins, rivers, creeks, drainageways or ditches.


Chemical spill in Illinois sends 37 people to the hospital, including 7 in critical condition

(CNN) — A leak in a container holding hazardous chemicals created a massive chemical spill early Thursday and sent 37 people to the hospital, including seven in critical condition, said authorities in Beach Park, Illinois.


1 of 3 Rockford men charged in CherryVale Mall fight convicted of gun charge

ROCKFORD — One of three men accused in a fight last year at CherryVale Mall was convicted of weapons charges on Tuesday, Winnebago County prosecutors said Wednesday. Marchello D. Johnson, 19, of Rockford was convicted by a jury of two counts of aggravated discharge of a firearm stemming from the fra