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Brake failure causes car to roll into the Kishwaukee River
BELVIDERE, Ill. - In Belvidere on Saturday, tow trucks had to fish a car out of the Kishwaukee River after its brakes failed.
Four people charged with smuggling drugs into Boone County Jail
BELVIDERE, Ill. - Following a three-month investigation, Boone County authorities on Friday charged four people for conspiring and smuggling drugs into the Boone County Jail.
House fire near Harvard causes $100K in damage
No fire hydrants were available as a water source in the rural area, so crews from Woodstock, Wonder Lake, Harvard, Spring Grove, Richmond Township, McHenry Township, Union, Crystal Lake, Marengo and Wisconsin assisted, according to the release.
Minor injuries reported after four-vehicle crash in Belvidere
BELVIDERE (WREX) -Three cars and a semi truck crashed in Belvidere Sunday evening.The collision happened around 7 o'clock near the intersection of Genoa Road and U.S. 20.Firefighters on scene said five people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.It took about an hour for officials to clean
Kids in Rockford are starting school violence free
ROCKFORD Ill. (WIFR) -- A neighborhood known for violence is now being used as a site for positive things. The people living on and near Sablewood drive are trying to make the spot memorable for new reasons."This has been my back yard for 20 years and I live on the next block over. Nothing has ever
Fred VanVleet gives away free school supplies
"One of the things I wanna do in the community with kids going back to school is get them excited with a nice-looking backpack, give them a headstart, maybe save their family a couple dollars, give them a backpack, a couple school supplies on the inside and get them started for the school year," sai
Dive team will resume search for missing boaters after collision on Lake Winnebago
Dive team will resume search for missing boaters after collision on Lake Winnebago(Photo: Photo: MattGush, Getty Images/iStockphoto)VINLAND - Two boaters on Lake Winnebago remain missing after they were thrown into the water late Saturday when their boat collided with another boat about a mile east
Elderly Man Hit by Car in Downtown Rockford
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The haunted history of Rockford
WTVO/WQRF - Rockford has a rich history, and some say that the forest city is haunted. Local historian and paranormal investigator, Kathi Kresol, and her "psychic sidekick," Sara Bowker, join Eyewitness News Anchors Emily Waldron and Jay Leonardi on set to discuss their newest adventure.
Loves Park Police arrest 2nd man in March shooting
LOVES PARK (WREX) -Loves Park Police arrest a second suspect in connection with a shooting that happened in Rockford back in March.Police arrested 32-year-old Christopher Sallis on Wednesday. 28-year-old DaMarcos Sallis was arrested back on May 18. Rockford Police say DaMarcos Sallis shot at a perso
Eddie Patterson's death ruled a homicide by coroner's inquest jury
ROCKFORD, Ill. - The November 5 death of Eddie Patterson, following a traffic stop by Rockford Police Officer Jaimie Cox, which led to both of the men's deaths, has been ruled a homicide.
VanVleet throws assist to local kids with backpacks, school supplies
"It's another thing I wanted to do in the community," says VanVleet. "Kids going back to school, getting them excited with a nice looking backpack. Give them a head start, maybe save the family a couple of dollars giving them a backpack with some school supplies on the inside, and get them ready for
New Belvidere food pantry to fill a need in Boone County
Senior Pastor David Smith said, "We want to be there to catch those people, provide for them in real time. Never make it a, 'oh, you're poor and coming to us for help.' But, it's more of a, 'you're our brother, our sister, or our hermana [sister] or hermano [brother], and we're just bringing you in
Rockford officials christen $16M school in Cherry Valley
The Rockford Register Star reportsthat school officials cut the ribbon and hosted an open house Friday at the 86,000 square-foot (8,000 square meters) building in the Rockford suburb of Cherry Valley.
Female Dominos pizza delivery driver beaten and robbed
Rockford Police say they were called to the Dominos Pizza in the 2900 block of N. Main Street shortly after 11 p.m., where they met with a woman who said she was making a delivery in the 500 block of N. Day Avenue. There, she said a suspect met with her and led her to another house where a man opene
Rockford Police look to identify subject wanted in connection with Halstead shooting
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Rockford Police posted to their Facebook page on Thursday, asking the public's help to identify a person wanted in connection with a shooting on Halstead Road Wednesday night.
Female Domino's delivery driver punched, robbed in Rockford
One suspect is described as a white male, about 20 years old, wearing all dark clothes with a hood pulled up.
Rock Valley College to offer courses at Belvidere schools this year
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Belvidere District 100 and Rock Valley College are offering RVC credit and non-credit classes beginning this year.Courses would start Sept. 10.A registration event is scheduled 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Belvidere North High School Library. It's located at 9393 Be
Visitors spend all time high of $384 million in Rockford and Winnebago County in 2017
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Visitor spending in Rockford and Winnebago County reached an all-time high of $383.7 million in 2017, according to the Rockford Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau. That's a 8.3% increase over 2016.
Seven Rockford residents charged with defrauding SNAP of $3 million
The U.S. Department of Justice announced charges on Wednesday against Feuy Khaikham, 57, Leeform "John" Xayvandy, Sr., 37, Bounleung "Tommy" Thamontri, 54, Vansy "Dee" Xayvandy, 42, Som Xayvandy, 47, Christiana "Tina" Xayvandy, 26, and Aung "AJ" Gyaw, 23, each of whom were charged with seventeen cou