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New Rockford candy shop mixes best of both worlds with ice cream parlor inside
If you're looking for some sweet or spooky treats for Halloween, there's a new candy shop in town. La Fiesta Candies and Ice Creams is on East State Street in Rockford recently opened. It's a family-owned, family-operated business. They sell bulk candy and imported candies from Mexico if you're loo
Rockford Record Crawl full of vintage vinyl, special deals
If you're a music fan you'll love this event in Rockford Saturday. Culture Shock, Toad Hall and other music hot spots are hosting the fourth annual Rockford record crawl. The event is free. There will be special sales and prizes all throughout the day including the unveiling of some unique records.
RPS 205 parent speaks out after daughter's bus was struck by gunfire in Rockford
When 8th grader Alannah Beaman got on the bus at West Middle School to head home Wednesday afternoon, she had no idea what was about to happen. "We were driving through a shooting and our bus got shot," says Alannah. At first, Alannah says her classmates didn't know what to think. "We were all lik
Rockford ranked top 7% of most affordable homes in the country
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford's housing market continues to reach new ground, hitting its highest prices since the recession. Rockford Area Realtors say in September, the average home sold in Rockford is just over $134,000, about $2,000 less than the city's record set back in December of 2008.
Rockford teachers to vote on new contract
ROCKFORD - Teachers in Rockford Public Schools will gather this weekend to cast votes on a new contract, something union and district leaders say will provide an additional layer of stability as the state rolls out a new funding formula. Negotiations on a new contract for nearly 2,000 educators star
Rockford East/Cherry Valley Rotary Club distributes $15K to organizations
ROCKFORD - The 22-member Rockford East/Cherry Valley Rotary Club distributed $15,000 to community organizations at its weekly club breakfast meeting Sept. 26. The club has awarded grants every year to the Rock Valley College and Rockford University for their scholarship programs. This year, each sch
Safeway Services of Rockford Inc. named to 'Top Shops' list
ROCKFORD - Safeway Services of Rockford Inc. was recently named one of the best finishing shops in North America, according to an industry benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine, a trade publication which has covered the industry since 1938. The magazine conducted an extensive
Home sale prices in Rockford rose again in September
ROCKFORD - Homes sold in the Rockford area have reached the highest price average since December 2008. The three-month rolling average price of a home sold in September increased to $134,038, up 6 percent from last September. The number of homes sold has been fairly steady; 392 homes were sold Septe
Rockford school bus hit with gunfire during drive-by
ROCKFORD - A Rockford parent says kids were screaming and the bus driver was yelling at them to sit down and be quiet as the bus drove past a drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street. Rockford Public Schools officials confirmed Friday that a bus ca
Rockford Baha'i Community Will Celebrate Founder's Bicentennial
A Rockford religious community is opening its doors this weekend for a major anniversary celebration. Members of the Bah'i faith will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Bah'u'llh, their religion's founder. George Davis Local Bah'i George Davis says Bah'u'llh's teachings center on the un
Rockford man arrested on several gun charges
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Rockford man found not guilty earlier this year in the death of 15-year-old Lavontay Allen now faces drug charges following an arrest on Thursday afternoon. The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office charges 29-year-old Anthony Sims with several drug and weapons charges. Inve
Rockford Chamber of Commerce helping protect local businesses
As lawmakers in Washington continue to come up with new healthcare proposals -- it may leave small businesses here in Rockford with lots of questions. That's where the Rockford Chamber of Commerce comes in. It gave hundreds of local business owners advice about how they can best keep themselves and
Event: Rockford, IL - Intro To Forex Trading
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Event: ITIL Foundation- 2 days Classroom Training in Rockford, IL
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Event: PMP Training in Rockford, IL
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Rockford Roasting Company
Rockford - We love our coffee here in the morning, and we were lucky enough to have Rockford Roasting Company to help fuel our addiction! Co-owner Ben Chauvin, woke up with us early today to talk beans and business. Rockford Roasting Company is a local coffee roasting company and brew bar specializi
Man Shot Near Rockford School
ROCKFORD - A man is in critical condition after a shooting near a Rockford school Wednesday morning. The incident happened around 11am on 5th Avenue right next to Nelson Elementary. The school went on a soft lockdown. A concerned mother said she called into Nelson Elementary School, where her daugh
Delivery driver robbed in Rockford
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Domino's delivery driver was robbed last night just after 9 PM in the 2100 block of Fremont near Brown Park in Rockford. Two suspects approached the driver while showing her a handgun and demanded pizza and cash-they got away with both. The driver wasn't injured in the in
Event: EPA Lead Renovator Training - Rockford, IL
by ProActive Safety Services 725 Clark Drive, Rockford, IL 61107 Rockford, IL61107 Start : 2017-10-24T08:00:00-05:00 End : 2017-10-24T16:30:00-05:00 Description...
Event: FUN & GAMES WITH REAL ESTATE Rockford,IL
by REAL ESTATE MILLIONAIRE MASTERMINDS CLUB Rockford,IL, Rockford,IL, Rockford,IL Rockford,IL, Rockford,IL Start : 2017-10-23T18:00:00-05:00
Rockford Police Department's K-9 unit doing "Pawsitive" work
This is Sully, he is one of four K-9s making an impact, helping the Rockford Police Department crack down on crime. "what we had last year to what we have this year and to see that the numbers have more than doubled-- and in some places the numbers have quadrupled" said Sergeant Duane Johnson. Take
Rockford Roasting Co. to hold 3rd anniversary celebration
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Rockford area residents frustrated by lengthy dump site cleanup
Police investigating two car shootout in Rockford
Rockford Police responded to multiple calls of shots fired late Sunday night. Police say that they were responding to a call near South Alpine and Cleveland Avenue, but on the way, they got another shots fired call near South Alpine and Newburg Road. Officials learned that two cars were shooting a
Rockford mom on son's heroin death: 'It's right here'
Event: Rockford Auburn High School Class of 1992 Class Reunion
by Deetra Sallis 6075 E. Riverside Blvd, Loves Park, IL 61111 Loves Park, IL61111 Start : 2017-10-21T18:00:00-05:00 End : 2017-10-21T23:30:00-05:00 Description...
Rockford Lutheran Girls Golf takes 2nd place at IHSA State finals
Bloomington, Ill. (WIFR) After leading in the first round of the State finals Friday, the Crusaders staked their claim on the leaderboard to come out with a top finish. In Saturday's IHSA Golf State finals, Rockford Lutheran's Girls golf team took second place overall with a total two-round score of
YouthBuild Rockford gets $1.1M grant
ROCKFORD - YouthBuild Rockford, a program of Comprehensive Community Solutions Inc., recently received a $1.1 million pre-apprenticeship grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The grant will allow YouthBuild to continue its work for two years. The program provides low-income young people who have
Iowa goes on the road to take on Rockford
Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision Iowa Wild/AHL Iowa's leading scorer, Pat Cannone, heads the charge as Iowa travels to Rockford, Saturday night. Iowa's leading scorer, Pat Cannone, heads the charge as Iowa travels to Rockford, Saturday night. Iowa Wild/AHL Their second di
Event: Rockford Police Department - The Rebound Official Movie Screening
by Rockford Junior Chariots and Rockford Park District 1410 Broadway, Rockford, IL 61104 Rockford, IL61104 Start : 2017-10-20T18:00:00-05:00
Event: Hand2Hand - H.O.P.E. Gathering Place Event - Rockford
by Hand2Hand 5100 Belding Rd NE, Rockford, MI 49341 Rockford, MI49341 Start : 2017-10-19T18:30:00-04:00 End : 2017-10-19T19:30:00-04:00 Description...