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Madonna Renewal House opens its doors in Freeport
"Many people first of all saw this mission as a daunting task, as an impossible task," sister Mary Thoenilla Chukwu said.
Rockford Police arrest two men wanted on several warrants
The Rockford Police Department arrested both 47 year-old, William Woodard and 27 year-old, Demarcus Latin Friday evening.
Update: One person dead and one in the hospitol after fiery crash near Monona Terrace.
One person was pronounced dead and one person is in the hospital after a fiery car crash early Saturday morning, authorities reported.Sgt. Kurt Wege said in a news release that at 3:37 a.m. they were called to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of John Nolen Drive and South Blair Street. Thecit
Body of missing Milan girl found in Mississipi River
The body of Maci Jade Chavez, 5, of Milan, was found Saturday morning in the Mississippi River. The news was first reported on Facebook in a post by her mother, Melisssa Chavez-Huston.It was confirmed by Sgt. Tony Petreikis, with the Illinois Conservation Police, and by Rock Island County Coroner B
2 Rockford Suspects Arrested Thanks to Tip
Officers arrested William Woodard, 47, and Demarcus Latin, 27, Friday night. They took them into custody at a home on S. Fourth Street between Kishwaukee and Sixth.
Van Vleet opens up flagship store in downtown Rockford
Van Vleet opened up his flagship store the 'FVV Shop' on East State street in downtown Rockford Saturday night. The store is stocked with his signature clothing line from t-shirts, shorts, and even hoodies.
Two teens stabbed, one in custody following fight in Freeport
FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - Two teen girls are stabbed Thursday and a third is in custody in connection with the incident.Freeport police say the fight happened around 2 p.m. in the area of E. Jackson Street and S. Benton Avenue. They say it is unclear how many juveniles were involved in the fight.The v
Police arrest 7 suspects in 3 stolen vehicles Friday night
The three occupants of the car were found roughly two hours later, through the help of a perimeter set up by the Wisconsin State Patrol, McFarland Police K-9 Unit, Cottage Grove Police and Stoughton Police Department.
Dane County Dispatch: Coroner called to crash near New Glarus
Madison, Wis. (WMTV) --Dane County Dispatch said the coroner was called to a car crash at the intersection of Peerless Road and Ridge Road near New Glarus this morning. As of 8 a.m. both Dane County and New Glarus emergency crews were on the scene. NBC15 is headed to the site and will keep you updat
Two teen girls stabbed in large brawl; 17-year-old attacker arrested
FREEPORT - A 17-year-old girl is in custody after stabbing two teenagers during a large fight, involving up to 15 juveniles, in Freeport.
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
Camanche police charge man with weapon felonies, assault
Eric Thomson is charged with intimidation with a dangerous weapon, a Class C felony; going armed with intent, a Class D felony; and domestic assault and reckless use of a firearm, both aggravated misdemeanors, according to a media release from Camanche Police Chief Colin Reid.
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.
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
Suspects wanted for theft of items from local Walmart
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'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
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."
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.