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Rockford Scanner™: Man Has His Vehicle Stole While He Was At Court in Downtown Rockford

Email your tips and photo to us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com. RS fan reporting their vehicle was stolen while they were in court. Ricky F. said: “Hey I need you guys help my truck was stolen, it’s Green F150 2002. The right side lean because spring in back is broke. It was stolen while I was at cour


Man charged in stabbing on North Court Street in Rockford

ROCKFORD — A Rockford man is charged with stabbing a 46-year-old man during a fight Wednesday at the 800 block of North Court Street. Ray Howard, 18, is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.


Colder weather today, sunny skies

ROCKFORD (WREX) – The cold front that slipped through the region last night has brought in much colder air. This morning is starting nearly 30-degrees colder than just 24-hours ago. Northwesterly winds are dragging that much colder air in from Canada, but luckily the Stateline isn’t bearing the brun


Rockford Scanner™: House Shot At In Rockford, Police Investigating

Email your tips and photo to us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com. Sources reporting more shots rang out in Rockford on the East side. It happened a little after 10 pm on 4th ave in Rockford.


21-year-old Rockford man robbed at gunpoint while trying to purchase drugs, police say

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) - A 21-year-old man was the victim of an armed robbery after a drug deal went bad Wednesday, according to police. Rockford Police say they were called to the 600 block of 16th Street at 11:45 p.m. where they learned the victim had been attempting to purchase cannabis when he wa


Rockford woman charged for being under the influence of drugs in serious accident

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Rockford woman was indicted Thursday for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs in a car accident that left one victim with serious injuries.


Illinois lawmakers react to $15/hour minimum wage raise

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers are reacting the the passage of legislation that would gradually increase the statewide minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. The Illinois minimum wage has been $8.25 per hour since 2010. The federal minimum wage has been $7.25 per hour since 2009 and remains


How to Win Tickets to Kane Brown’s Sold Out Show in Rockford

Kane Brown and Granger Smith will be playing to a sold out crowd at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford this Friday night, and you can still be there too!. If you missed your chance at buying tickets before they sold out, and Cupid fails you today, just join me tomorrow night at J-Bears Place at


State's Attorney to Winnebago County Board: Keep mum on personnel matters

ROCKFORD — State's Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross for a second consecutive day has issued an opinion about talking out of school, this time warning Winnebago County Board members not to discuss personnel matters.


Police ID' suspect in Rockford Mobil gas station robbery, still at large

LOVES PARK, Ill. (WTVO) - 29-year-old Shane Reiniche, of Loves Park, is wanted by police as a suspect in the robbery of the Stowmarket Avenue Mobil gas station on Sunday. Rockford Police say they were called to the Mobil at 2624 Stowmarket Avenue shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday where they learned a s


Discount Shoe Company Will Be Closing All Rockford Stores Soon

Looks like we're going to have to find a new place to buy our summer shoes this year, because all Payless ShoeSource stores in the Rockford will be closing soon. U.S. discount retailer Payless ShoeSource Inc plans to close all of its approximately 2,300 stores when it files for bankruptcy later this


State girls' bowling preview

When & where: Today and Saturday (9 a.m.) at The Cherry Bowl in Rockford. Local qualifiers: Geneseo senior Emily Pobanz and United Township junior Ashlyn Burkeybile. Advancing: All qualifiers bowl two three-game rounds today, with the Top 30 individuals not part of a top 12 team advancing to play tw


Illinois woman arrested after seeking to enter stranger's van with infant

BOONVILLE — An Illinois woman is facing a misdemeanor child endangerment charges after she allegedly tried to place her three children in a stranger’s van at a truck stop on Sunday morning.


Medical marijuana topic of program

DIXON – Mapleglen Dispensary of Rockford will present a free program on medical marijuana from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Home of Hope, 1637 Plock Drive. Representatives will discuss what medical marijuana is and how it is used to help patients with cancer and other chronic diseases.


Rockford Meterologist Gets Arrested For Too Much Snow

When the weather sucks really bad as it has in Rockford the last few weeks, someone has to be punished, right?. Well, Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea and Winneabgo County Sheriff Gary Caruana decided Eyewitness News Meterologist Ryan Belz was the suspect they needed to apprehend, and I couldn't lov


Downtown Rockford offers something for everyone on Valentine's Day

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) - From dinner and dessert to flowers and concerts, many people will be heading into downtown Rockford to celebrate Valentine's Day. Locally owned shops, like Chocolat by Daniel, 211 E State Street, is just one of the places welcoming visitors.


Rockford Fire releases 2018 year-end stats

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The number of calls to Rockford Fire rose slightly in 2018 compared to the year before. Rockford Fire answered 29,217 total calls, which is 161 more than 2017.


Rockford Package Thief Caught On Camera

Police are looking for this man responsible for tampering with packages. According to Rockford Police, the incident took place at Olsen Plaza, 511 North Church Street on February 6. The person in the photos below allegedly removed a package from in front of an apartment and opened it. Apparently, th


John Mellencamp fills Coronado in Rockford

ROCKFORD — Rock legend John Mellencamp played to a full house on Thursday at the Coronado Performing Arts Center in Rockford. The two-month tour of “The John Mellencamp Show" began in early February in Mellancamp's home state of Indiana. The concerts feature some of his hit songs and songs from his


Phoenix Traders in Rockford to close

ROCKFORD — More than 100 messages of sympathy, gratitude and hope came to Jim and Janet Phelps when they announced they would close their Phoenix Traders store. She’s the store’s majority stock owner. He’s the man behind the counter. Together, they have traveled the globe to find the unique goods co