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Freeport laundromat fire causes $300k in damage
FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) -- Officials say an early morning blaze at a Freeport laundromat caused about $300,000 in damage.
Residents of Shannon Forced to Evacuate Due to Natural Gas Leak
Shannon, Ill. - Residents of Shannon, in Carroll County, have been forced to evacuate due to a natural gas leak. The leak is located at the intersection of Stanton Street and Illinois Route 72.
$5,000 Women in Auto Care Scholarship Awarded to Freeport, IL, Student
Vonda Lee,a representative for the Women in Auto Care organization, said in 2018, $75,000 was given to women studying auto body repair.
Freeport principal makes house calls to encourage attendance
"We know that in order to do better academically as well as socially and emotionally, we need students to come to school. On time. Be ready to learn," said Bohrer.
Elderly Man Hit by Car in Downtown Rockford
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Golf: Hubs host Freeport, Dixon for season-opener
The Hubs started only three varsity players on Thursday, but each player shot well below 60 strokes over nine holes. Sophomore Megan Thiravong led the way with 41 for the third-best overall match score, while sophomore Reese Kirk added 50 and Flanagan totaled 55. Freeport won the match with 161 and
'Spontaneous combustion' causes cleaners to catch fire in Freeport
When crews arrived on scene, they say flames and smoke were visible. First responders were able to limit the flames to one building, but the connected buildings did have smoke inside of them.
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.
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 Officer Jaimie Cox's death ruled a homicide by jury
ROCKFORD, Ill. - The death of Rockford Police Officer Jaimie Cox has been ruled a homicide by at an inquest Thursday morning.A jury of five determined that the actions of Eddie Patterson led to Cox's death.The investigation revealed that Patterson had used a false name during the November 5th traffi
Local police agencies searching for domestic violence suspect
STEPHENSON COUNTY, Ill. - Police are searching for a suspect, Ryan "Kyle" Johnson, who is wanted in connection with a domestic battery incident that occurred Wednesday morning.
Freeport School District still has several positions to fill before school starts
"They are the bread and butter, if you will, of where kids getting direct services from adults and support from adults to really help them grow and be successful," Matt Bohrer, the principal of Lincoln Douglas Elementary School says.
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.
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.
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.
Dedmond looks to end Freeport's misfortunes on the gridiron
Dedmond, who's also Freeport's wrestling coach, has taken over the football program after eight years as Freeport middle school's head coach. He's creating a lot of excitement in just a short time.
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
Warrant Wednesday: Fugitives Wanted By Winnebago County Sheriff
Aaron Tennial, 20, wanted for deceptive practiceRamona Wade, 46, wanted for retail theftThomas Anderson, 20, wanted for possession of a controlled substanceChase Halderman, 28, wanted for possession of a controlled substanceDonald Madison, 23, wanted for criminal damage to propertyAnna Williams, 40,
Rockford celebrates '815 Day' and welcomes the 815 Day Baby!
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Rockford celebrated '815 Day' on August 15th (8/15 - get it?) and there were several events that took place downtown.
Three charged in Rockford home invasion
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- One man, one woman and one juvenile female are charged for a home invasion Tuesday night on Lapey Street in Rockford.