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Serious crash in Rockford sends two to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries

A serious crash sends two people to the hospital and one of them with potentially life-threatening injuries. Rockford Police say the crash happened near East State Street and Alpine Road. The Rockford Fire Department says four vehicles were involved. It's unclear what caused the crash. Police are as

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-24 05:36:00

Rockford woman charged with gun and drug crimes

ROCKFORD - A 35-year-old Rockford woman has been charged with gun and drug violations after Rockford Police Department executed a search warrant at a home in the 4500 block of Yale Drive on Thursday. The warrant stemmed from narcotics sales in the Rockford area, police said. During the search, polic

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2018-03-23 16:41:43

Man Sentenced 10 Years After Killing His Girlfriend

ROCKFORD - Justice for a Rockford woman, murdered at the hands of her boyfriend, comes 10 years after her death. A Winnebago County judge sentenced James Williams, 52, to 70 years in prison Friday. This comes about two months after a jury convicted him on several counts of murder, as well as conceal

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-03-24 02:12:04

Freeport Masons opens doors to public

FREEPORT -- The public can get a rare look into Freemasonry on Saturday when the Evergreen Lodge opens its doors. Beginning at 9:30 a.m., coffee and donuts will be available during a social hour at the lodge, 305 W. Stephenson St., before the meeting commences at 10:30 a.m., according to Scottish Ri

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2018-03-23 02:37:35

Driver in critical condition after rollover crash

BELOIT, Wis. (WMTV) -- A man is in critical condition and a woman was injured after a rollover crash in Beloit early Saturday morning. A 20-year-old man was driving when he crashed and rolled over several times on Willowbrook Road north of State Line Road at 1:40 a.m. The driver who was wearing a se

NBC15.COM - 2018-03-24 17:08:00

Machesney Park man charged with sexual exploitation after Girl Scouts report incident

ROCKFORD - Girl Scouts in the parking lot of a business in the 700 block of North Perryville Road on March 5 reported that a man who had approached them to buy cookies appeared to be engaging in a sexual act when they approached his vehicle. Rockford Police Department said surveillance video helped

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2018-03-23 17:25:56

How Rockford voted: Home rule's geographic, political divide

Home rule defeated on the west side and in southeast Rockford, prevailed in the northeast ROCKFORD - Trust in government - or lack of it - may have led west side voters to trounce the city's home rule referendum Tuesday. Changing the minds of just over 900 "no" voters to "yes" would have changed the

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2018-03-24 11:00:00

Armed robbery on Soper Avenue - WREX.com - Rockford's News Leader

Rockford Police responded to a call for an armed robbery late last night. The call came in around 10 pm. It happened in the 400 block of Soper Avenue. When Rockford Police got to the scene they found an elderly victim who was outside of his home. Police say he was confronted by several black male su

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-23 11:25:00

Freeport man saves infant from burning house

FREEPORT - Elijah Thomas Jr. had just seconds to react once he realized his infant grandson was inside a burning house. After initially noticing that the house on the 1600 block of Highland Avenue was on fire, Thomas bolted outside to grab a hose in an attempt to stop the flames. Once he got outside


Man faces multiple charges after hit and run arrest

A 30-year-old Rockford man faces multiple charges after police catch him after a hit and run, according to a news release from the Rockford Police Department. Rockford Police say late Wednesday night, a Rockford police officer was conducting a traffic stop near N. Second Street and Y Boulevard when


Person Killed at Ogle County Landfill Wednesday Morning

DAVIS JUNCTION - The Ogle County Coroner confirms that someone was killed during an incident at the Orchard Hills Landfill in Davis Junction Wednesday morning. Details surrounding the death have not been released. Eyewitness News has reached out to the Ogle County Sheriff's Department for comment, a


Two teens arrested after man shot in Rockford

ROCKFORD - Two teenage boys were arrested late Wednesday night after an 18-year-old man was shot in the abdomen while while walking down a street in Rockford, according to police. Rockford officers were sent after 11 p.m. to Circle K, 3816 Broadway, after the man was shot while walking in the 1500


Coroner: Man found dead at Orchard Hills Landfill

The Ogle County Coroner's Office confirms that a man was found dead this morning at Orchard Hills Landfill in Davis Junction. Details are limited at this time surrounding a cause of death or other details. The Ogle County Sheriff's Office is expected to release more details soon. 13 WREX will cont


Spring snow for Saturday - WREX.com - Rockford's News Leader

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect until Saturday at 4pm. That means there is the potential for a late winter storm late Saturday afternoon. But in the meantime, expect a quiet and slightly warmer weather pattern for Thursday and Friday. Temperatures will climb into the lower 50's and upper 40's for


Stephenson County Sheriff: no attempted abduction of 13-year-old

CEDARVILLE - The Stephenson County Sheriff's Office says they've interviewed the subject at the center of Tuesday's attempted child abduction attempt and says the report was unfounded. The Sheriff's department released a statement via their Facebook page on Wednesday stating that they had made conta


Stephenson County investigators search for man accused of attempted child abduction

CEDARVILLE, Ill. (WIFR) -- Stephenson County Sheriff's deputies are searching for a man they say tried to lure a child from a Cedarville Mobil. According to investigators, the man tried to get a 13-year-old boy to come out to his truck. Store employees reportedly stopped him. His truck is described


Freeport man charged with drug crime

FREEPORT - Michael Fane, 46, of Freeport was charged with possession of a controlled substance after Freeport Police Department officers discovered less than a gram of cocaine in the car in which he was a passenger. Deputy Chief Matt Summers said police stopped a car for improper lane usage in the a


Rockford drug dealer arrested for selling crack cocaine

ROCKFORD - Rockford Police Department's Narcotics Unit made two arrests Monday after a month-long investigation. On Monday, detectives conducted a traffic stop on their subject, Jonathan Kimble, 32, of Rockford, and his brother, Quadell Kimble, 27, also of Rockford. Both subjects were taken into cus


Woman charged with DUI after Freeport police pursued her on foot

FREEPORT - A 28-year-old Freeport woman was charged with aggravated driving under the influence after Freeport Police Department officers tried to stop the car she was driving at about 12:15 a.m. Sunday. Police tried to stop the vehicle in the 300 block of West Spring Street for disregarding a stop


Rockford Police respond to shooting on Eastmoreland Avenue

Rockford police officers responded to a shooting in the 1500 block of Eastmoreland Avenue after receiving a call about a shooting. Officers arrived and found an 18-year-old Rockford resident who had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to his torso. The victim told police that he was walking in the