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Belvidere's Chrysler plant offers tour of $350 million upgraded facility
BELVIDERE - Employees at Belvidere's Chrysler Assembly Plant have proven, over the decades, that they do good work. And even as ownership has changed, that message comes across. It's a big reason their plant recently received upgrades worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Two hospitalized in 3-car crash in front of Belvidere North High School
Police say a Subaru, a Toyota Prius, and a Toyota Landcruiser were involved in the crash. Two people in the Subaru were taken to Swedish American in Belvidere for treatment of minor injures.
FBI-led gang task force arrests Rockford man on drug-trafficking charges
Devonte Gordon, 33, of Rockford (aka "Slim") was indicted on June 19th and charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute heroin and cocaine in Rockford between September and November 2017, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine on October 4th.
Rockford family struggles with roof damage from excessive rainfall
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Rockford family is struggling with damages to their home because of flood damage over the years.This recent rainfall also is only making the problem worse.When Crystal Lighthart and her family moved into their central Rockford home ten years ago, they didn't realize what t
Second Fred VanVleet Fan Fest another hit in Rockford
"It was pretty tough," said Isaiah Pickens who was one of the youngsters participating. "I mean he's a good competition so I mean it was a little bit tough, but I was encouraged. He still beat me."
Harvard woman cited after passing out drunk near railroad tracks
Police say they found Angeline E. Pappas, 28, drunk and lying near the tracks on railroad property at 2:20 a.m..
Coroner releases identity of pedestrian killed on S. Alpine Road
Related ContentPedestrian, hit by car on South Alpine, has diedROCKFORD - The Winneabgo County Coroner has released the name of the man who was killed by being hit by a car near the intersection of S. Alpine and Harrison Avenue on Saturday.He has been identified as 47-year-old John Hauptman of Rockf
Hells Angels' clubhouse condemned in Rockford
The city says to operate as a social club at that location, an application would need to be reviewed by the zoning board of appeals and approved by City Council and other staff, including representatives from fire prevention, public works, zoning, legal and building, have reviewed the plan. Those fa
Girl challenges Rockford police officer to dance-off
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Rockford police Officer Eric Thurmond is heavily involved in the community. He's often reading to kids and he's a Rock House officer who lives in a home on 15th Street and interacts with residents in the community. When's he's not busy doing all that, he's showing off some da
Probation for fatal boat crash
OREGON — Marc Mongan will not spend any time in prison, following his sentencing Tuesday for felony reckless conduct in a fatal boating collision two years ago that resulted in the death of 31-year-old Megan Wells, of Rockford.
'Felony Lane Gang' strikes the stateline smashing car windows and stealling valuables
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A national gang called the ‘Felony Lane Gang’ has been smashing car windows and stealing valuables for years and it's happening here in the stateline, most recently on Sunday at the Sinnissippi bike path."They know where to look and it only takes a few seconds to break the w
Illinois Farm Bureau works to fight rising farmer suicide rates
BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) -- Agriculture is the number one industry in our country; however, hardships in the business may be taking their toll on farmers."Corn's down 40 cents, livestock prices are down," said farmer Scott Fowler.Fowler has worked on a farm his entire life. He says the agriculture ind
Housing inventory shortage in Rockford
ROCKFORD Ill. (WIFR) - Statistics show that many baby boomers have a hard time leaving the home where they raised their families which is leaving millennials few options when buying a house.“I'm very happy here and it is a perfect fit for me,” said homeowner Marva Tarara.Tarara is a baby boomer who
Suspects wanted for theft of items from local Walmart
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Pedestrian, hit by car on South Alpine, has died
ROCKFORD - A 47-year-old man, who was hit by a car while crossing S. Alpine Road on Saturday, has died.
Five arrested in connection with South Beloit home invasion
On Tuesday, June 19th, investigators followed evidence to the 3200 block of Alida Street in Rockford where detectives located and arrested five people allegedly involved in the incident.
Rauner, Syverson announce Illinois tax credit to encourage adoption
The new adoption tax credit, which is based on the existing federal tax credit, offers a tax credit of up to $5,000 for a couple who is adopting a child at least one-year-old who resides in Illinois. Other adoption situations will qualify for up to a $2,000 credit.
Belvidere Assembly Plant hosts tour of $350 million upgrade
June 1 of 2017 was the start of Jeep Cherokee production at the Belvidere plant. In that year, more than 130,000 vehicles rolled off the assembly line.
Man arrested for robbing Rockford Dollar General store
On Tuesday, shortly after 10:30 a.m., Rockford Police officers were notified of a robbery to the Dollar General at 1015 Charles Street.
Aggravated battery puts man in hospital
ROCKFORD (WREX) -A Rockford man was hospitalized for multiple stab wounds Thursday morning.It happened on the 800 block of Church Street at 4 o'clock.The victim was attacked, being stabbed several times with a knife.An ambulance was called to the scene and he was taken to the hospital for treatment.