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Body pulled from Rock River on Monday identified as a male
ROCKFORD TOWNSHIP, Ill. - A body pulled from the Rock River on Monday near Beltline Road and S. Main Street has been identified as that of a male, according to the Winnebago County Coroner's Office. After a lengthy recovery process Monday, which included the recovery boat capsizing, the body was rec
Belvidere School District rebuts allegations made by its support staff
BELVIDERE, Ill. - The Belvidere School District is responding to allegations made by its support staff in an ongoing pay dispute. The Belvidere Education Support Team (B.E.S.T.) union is asking for more pay from the district, as many of the employees claim their members are paid poverty-level wages.
Body found in Rock River near Rockford airport, recovery boat tips over
ROCKFORD TOWNSHIP, Ill. - Emergency crews were on scene this morning near the intersection of South Main Street and Beltline Road on reports of a body discovered in the Rock River. The body was found around 10 a.m. by a local fisherman. Officials at the scene said the body is too badly decomposed to
Belvidere paraprofessionals rally outside of contact negotiation meeting
BELVIDERE (WREX) — Paraeducators and other school workers rally Monday outside of the Belvidere School District offices to call for a union contract agreement.Dozens of Belvidere Education Support Team members are calling for higher wages.The district said in a press release Monday that the district
Two fatal victims identified in separate Rock County crashes
The Rock County Medical Examiner's Office has identified two people killed in separate crashes on Friday, one crash in the city of Janesville the other in the town of Janesville.Merilyn Mitchell, 74, Milton, died from injuries sustained in a crash at 11:45 a.m. Friday morning, and Amanda Stewart Rya
18 Year-old Arrested in Rockford Stabbing
ROCKFORD, Ill. - A domestic dispute turns into a stabbing. Rockford Police arrested Carlos Hardt, 18, after a stabbing around 11:30pm Monday. Investigators responded to an apartment in the 900 block of N. Main Street. Once they arrived, they found an adult, male victim with a serious, but non-life t
Name of woman killed in Janesville car crash released
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Rock County Medical Examiner's department released the name of the woman who died in a two-vehicle crash last Friday. Merilyn Mitchell, 74 of Milton, Wisconsin, was pronounced dead shortly after she arrived at a local hospital. The incident happened in Janesville at Milto
Stabbing on North Main is under investigation
ROCKFORD,Ill. (WIFR) - One person was stabbed in the 900 block of North Main Street. It happened at the Main Place Apartments and police are further investigating the scene. The street is open to traffic and residents can still get into the apartment complex. Police would not reveal the state of
Crash in downtown Rockford reroutes traffic
ROCKFORD (WREX) — A multi-vehicle crash in downtown Rockford has rerouted traffic.The crash happened at the intersection of East State St. and Charles St. around 9:30 Tuesday morning.Details on what happened are limited at this time, but vehicles headed east on East State St. are being rerouted to C
New Rockford parking ordinance hopes to combat Sablewood Drive crime
ROCKFORD - Police turn their attention to a particular Rockford street in their fight against crime. Sablewood Drive has been a busy place for shootings over the last several years and Rockford Police are very familiar with the area as its been a crime scene more than once. Just last May, a man was
Police respsond to stabbing in Rockford apartment
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Police respond to a stabbing at a Rockford apartment. Police were called to the 900 block of North Main Street around 9:30 p.m. Monday night. No word on the victim or a suspect. This is a developing story, Eyewitness News will have more on-air and online as more details are known.
Rockford man sentenced to 18 years in prison on drug, weapons charges
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Jesse G. Owen, 36, was sentenced to 18 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for drug trafficking and weapons charges.
Drunken driver reversed car into Madison home, nearly injuring father, two kids, police say
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Belvidere North wins NIC-10, finishes conference-play undefeated
The Blue Thunder defeated the Indians 19-25, 25-12, 25-15 and finished conference-play 18-0.
Body found near South Main and Beltline in Winnebago County
ROCKFORD - A body was found in the Rock River near South Main Street and Beltline Road, Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz said. Winnebago County Sheriff's police are on the scene. Hintz said a representative of the coroner's office was headed to the scene at about 10:30 a.m. Check back for more on
Two rescuers hospitalized when boat capsizes during dead body retrieval
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Two Blackhawk Fire crew members were taken to the hospital Monday afternoon after boat capsized on the Rock River during an effort to remove a dead body from the water. The rescuers were called to the river near South Main Street and Beltline Road a fisherman reported a body in the
Two victims robbed at gunpoint near Rockford's east side
Investigators say two women were sitting in a parked vehicle at 1800 Charles Street when a man walked up to their vehicle, pointed a revolver at them, and demanded money.
Man points gun at two adult victims in Rockford
ROCKFORD - A man pointed a handgun at two adults who had just parked their vehicle in the 1800 block of Charles St. about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. The suspect - described as black, in his 20s and weighing 165 pounds - demanded money. No injuries were reported. The suspect fled north on foot. T
Seven things to do this weekend in the Rock River Valley
When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday Where: Harlem High School, 1 Huskie Circle, Machesney Park; and Bergmann Center, 4950 Route 173, Poplar Grove About: Volleyball events will be held at Harlem High School, and equestrian events will be held at the Bergmann Center. An opening ceremony will be hel
Two people robbed while getting out of car
ROCKFORD (WREX) – Two people were robbed at gunpoint while getting out of their car in Rockford Sunday night.It happened in the 1800 block of Charles Street just after 7:30 p.m.The victims say they had just parked their car and were getting out when they were approached by a man in a white stocking