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Rochelle Economic Director Returns From Japanese Scouting Trip

ROCHELLE - Gov. Bruce Rauner (R-IL) just returned from a trade mission to Asia, and Rochelle's Economic Development Director is back too. According to some reports, the city is in the running for a new combo Toyota/Mazda car assembly plant. Jason Anderson can't speak about that, but does feel the tr

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-19 14:09:37

Mental health: Facing challenges

This is the second in a series about mental health.Life can be full of ups and downs, and it's no different to someone with a mental illness. But people often have an added struggle dealing with a stigma not only from society but through their own eyes as well. It can start early - a child on the pl

ROCHELLE NEWS-LEADER - 2017-09-19 17:14:58

Arellano cites city, military experience

Dixon Mayor Liandro "Li" Arellano Jr. announced Monday he is running for the 45th Senate District seat, which includes Earlville, Leland, Mendota and Sandwich. The seat is now held by Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, who decided in June against running for another term. "I have immense respect for Senator

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:01:14

Boy on bike suffers serious injuries after being hit by truck

Police in DeKalb County say a 12-year-old riding his bike in Sycamore had to be airlifted to Rockford after being hit by a truck Monday night. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says they were called out to the area of Airport and Quigley roads, about a half mile south of the Sycamore Park District

13 WREX-TV - 2017-09-19 16:33:00

Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy fears hit Mattel and Hasbro

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Christmas is still more than three months away. But it looks like investors in several toy makers may be left with lumps of coal in their stockings thanks to concerns that one of their biggest customers could be in trouble. Shares of industry leaders Hasbro and Mattel as well a

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-18 20:38:51

Child on Bike Struck By Car in DeKalb County

Dekalb - In DeKalb County, a 12-year-old boy riding on his bike, is hit by a car. This happened at the intersection of Airport and Quigley Roads shortly after 7pm last night. The young victim was transported to a nearby hospital and later flown to Rockford Memorial -- with serious facial injuries. T

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-19 14:07:02

Death toll in Mexico's earthquake rises

(CNN) - A sea of rescuers in hard hats and masks continue to descend upon the streets of Mexico City in search of survivors after a deadly earthquake struck the region. "The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured," said President En

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-20 10:41:40

Dixon Police investigating murder of young child

DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) -- Dixon Police are currently investigating the murder of a young child this afternoon in Dixon. Police are calling this an apparent murder/suicide. A press conference is being held tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the Dixon Police Department community room. We'll update this story as we l

WIFR - 2017-09-19 01:06:00

Man suspected of killing son was under investigation for sex abuse, was once registered sex offender

Dixon Police say Robert Michaels, 33, shot and killed his 5-year-old son Christopher Monday afternoon at a home in the 1000 block of Fargo Avenue. Police say Michaels then turned the gun on himself and later died at a Rockford hospital. According to police, Robert Michaels had been under investigat

13 WREX-TV - 2017-09-20 00:21:00

Truck hits 12-year-old on bicycle in Sycamore

SYCAMORE, Ill. (WIFR) -- A 12-year-old boy on a bicycle was struck by a truck at the corner of Airport and Quigley Roads in Sycamore around 7:30 PM last night. The boy was flown to Rockford Memorial Hospital with serious facial injuries. The truck was cited for failure to stop and improper lane usa

WIFR - 2017-09-19 14:51:00

Hell's Angels members trial begins

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Opening statements begin today for five members of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club who police say beat up a man and kidnapped an 11-year old back in 2013. The five men all face charges ranging from armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping, residential burglary, and mob action.

WIFR - 2017-09-20 00:48:00

5 Illinois counties eligible for federal flooding assistance

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Gov. Bruce Rauner says that federal loan assistance is being made available for residents in five Illinois counties affected by flooding in July. Rauner's office said Tuesday that the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved the state's request for help. That means p

WIFR - 2017-09-19 19:43:00

At least one in hospital following crash in Sublette

SUBLETTE - A two-vehicle collision on U.S. 52 in Sublette sent at least one person to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. The initial report said there was entrapment in the minivan vs. pick-up truck crash just south of the Pioneer State Bank parking lot. The accident is under investigation by Illinoi

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 20:23:00

Former deputy remains in Lee County Jail

DIXON - According to the Lee County Jail report, Lowell Maxwell Ambler, 46, remains held on two Class X felonies for home invasion and aggravated kidnapping. The former La Salle County sheriff's deputy and Earlville alderman was picked up on the warrants at 3:41 p.m. Friday with the assistance of th

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 18:30:00

Ovarian cancer survivor: 'Every day is a gift'

Photo provided Jolyn Jensen and her husband Bob Jensen are shown on a trip to Cleveland. Jolyn Jensen is in remission from ovarian cancer and is working to spread awareness of the disease in light of September being ovarian cancer awareness month. BELOIT - Jolyn Jensen didn't know ovarian cancer awa

BELOIT DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 23:00:00

Suspect Arrested After Leading Police on Three Different Chases

ROCKFORD - A speeding suspect leads deputies on a series of police pursuits before eventually crashing his car. It started at the intersection of Andrews and Central on Tuesday just before midnight. A Winnebago County Sheriff's deputy spotted the car and initiated a chase, but the suspect managed to

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-20 21:04:41

Two Men Shot During Wednesday Afternoon Drive-By

ROCKFORD - Two men are expected to be okay after being hit Wednesday afternoon in a drive-by shooting. It happened shortly before 3 p.m. in the 300 block of Underwood Street. Police say two men were walking in the block when a older model brown four-door vehicle drove by, opening fire on the men. Bo

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-20 20:48:41

Chuck Grassley preparing subpoenas for 2 FBI officials

(CNN) - The Senate legal counsel is preparing subpoenas for two senior FBI officials the Justice Department is preventing the committee from interviewing, Senate judiciary chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday. CNN first reported last week the Justice Department was preventing the individuals from

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-20 18:48:15

Man injured in morning shooting

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A man in his mid-20s is expected to be okay after he is shot on Rockford's southeast side. Rockford Police were called to the 2400 block of 25th Street around 9:30 a.m Wednesday morning. Investigators say the man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries

WIFR - 2017-09-20 17:46:00

School Shooting Reported in Mattoon

Authorities are investigating a shooting at Mattoon High School. It happened just before noon according to Champaign/Springfield affiliate WCIA-TV. There are reports one person was hurt and another is in custody. All other students were evacuated to nearly Riddle Elementary School. Police say everyt

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-20 17:37:58