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One person killed in two-vehicle crash in DeKalb County

Trevor Carr, 27, of Malta was pronounced dead at the scene.

13 WREX-TV - 2018-07-20 00:00:00

Rockford man accused of killing woman in fatal crash, detained by witnesses on-scene

Police say a car, driven by Samuel-Gomez Gonzales, 23, collided with a car driven by Mary Wymore, 58, of Machesney Park, on North Perryville and Mulford Roads around 8:20 p.m.

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-07-20 15:27:30

County eyes spring 2019 jail construction start

Kim Gouker, chairman of the Ogle County Board, said the costs are in line with earlier estimate, but could come down as this was just the schematic, which the board did accept.

OGLECOUNTYLIFE.COM - 2018-07-20 12:54:38

New walkways added to Little League complex

ROCHELLE — The Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District and Bruns Construction are teaming up to pour new concrete at the Floyd J. Tilton Athletic Complex and Teen Town for walkways that ensure better access to the facilities as well as safer travel for passersby.Work began at Floyd J. Tilton on Monda

ROCHELLE NEWS-LEADER - 2018-07-21 15:07:03

Dixon man wanted for hit and run

On June 6, 2018, at 12:54 a.m., the Dixon Police Department responded to a call of a traffic accident that occurred in the 1000 block of South Galena Avenue. During the course of the accident, the passenger received several injuries and was transported to KSB Hospital and was later transported to a

KWQC - 2018-07-19 20:18:00

Police search for driver who injured passenger in accident, then fled scene

DIXON, Ill. - Dixon Police are asking the public for help locating Justin Charleston, 22, of Dixon, who fled the scene of an accident that left his passenger hospitalized.

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-07-20 15:09:13

Man arrested after jump in Rock River

Beloit police responded to the Driftwood Motel, 1826 Riverside Drive, for a call about a disturbance at 10 p.m. Thursday, said Beloit Police Sgt. Christian Dalton.

BELOIT DAILY NEWS - 2018-07-20 09:49:00

Workers demand change at Rochelle's facility

"There was drinking water issues, bathroom issues, it was just not the way any company in America should be treating any employee regardless of their ethnicity, status, anything," said


Boone County Board approves a new solar farm in Belvidere

BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) -- Boone County Board Members give the OK for a new solar farm in Belvidere, but some neighbors are not thrilled about the project."They’re taking prime farmland that produces really good," said Donald Markham, who lives off Stone Quarry Road, just yards from where the solar f

WIFR - 2018-07-20 18:33:00

Loves Park Boy Invites Police Over For Doughnuts, Lemonade

ROCKFORD, IL — The Rockford Police Department is giving a shout-out to a young Loves Park boy who they say wanted to treat local police on Wednesday. Hudson Stern, 6, put on his own police uniform and invited officers to his house for lemonade and doughnuts, including Rockford Police Chief Dan O'She

PATCH - 2018-07-19 19:16:02

Cherry Valley facing mosquito problem so bad, it's forcing residents indoors

Meanwhile, Cherry Valley residents say they are facing a mosquito problem so bad, they don't want to leave their homes.


Etnyre donates $100,000 to help restore Black Hawk statue

OREGON – E. D. Etnyre & Co. hosted members of the Illinois Conservation Foundation, Oregon Together, Black Hawk Team and City Representative at their facilities on Wednesday, July 18 to present a donation of $100,000 for the refurbishing project of The Eternal Indian.

OGLECOUNTYLIFE.COM - 2018-07-20 00:00:00

Dixon man sought in hit-and-run; two other felony cases pending

He was charged June 12 in Lee County Court with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, punishable by 3 to 7 years in prison, aggravated reckless driving, which carries 1 to 4 years, and several traffic infractions. A warrant is issued for his arrest.

SAUK VALLEY DAILY GAZETTE - 2018-07-20 00:00:00

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile virus in Winnebago County

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - The Winnebago County Health Department says it has positively identified one mosquito pool as having West Nile virus.It says there are no human cases in the county this year. But health officials warn the presence of mosquitoes with the virus raises the risk for people.They a


Police look for two men who robbed Rockford bar at gunpoint

Around 10 p.m., the men, armed with handguns, entered the Savoy Lounge on Broadway and demanded money from an employee and patron at gunpoint.


71-year-old woman suffers medical episode, crashes truck into Rockford McDonald's

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Fresh off an $18 million contract, here’s how Fred VanVleet is spending his money

It was a perfectly ordinary Wednesday when James Purifoy, owner of popular burger joint 15th & Chris in Rockford, Ill., opened the store at 11 a.m.Then in walked hometown hero Fred VanVleet, fresh off inking a two-year, $18 million contract following a breakout season with the Toronto Raptors, along


Despite robbery at Savoy Lounge, residents say neighborhood crime is down

Tim Rowe, the owner of the Savoy Lounge said, "Two gentlemen came in the side door. One went to the gaming machines and accosted one of my patrons that was on the gaming machine. The other went straight to the bar. They were telling everybody to get down on the floor."

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-07-19 22:11:21

Local church leaders supporting workers in labor dispute

“We are trying to drum up awareness… we brought people from our church with their families trying to show these workers that we care,” said Pastor Rob Hamilton, Rochelle United Methodist Church. “Rochelle is a good place for hardworking people and we need to be treated fairly.”

ROCHELLE NEWS-LEADER - 2018-07-19 16:27:24

11-year-old boy charged with burglary to auto business

Officers were called to the store, located at 1000 Lee Street, at around 9:30 p.m. on Monday, where two young boys were being watched via the business' security cameras. Officers set up a perimeter around the building and ordered the suspects out, neither of whom complied.