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Disgraced Former Police Commander Jon Burge Dies: Reports
Jon Burge, the former police commander at the center of dozens of cases of police brutality and torture resulting in several multimillion-dollar settlements, died Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
Man accused of stabbing a Rockford woman to death stands trial
ROCKFORD (WREX) – The trial for a man accused of stabbing a Rockford woman to death is underway.Jose Rodriguez-Aranda is accused of stabbing 32-year-old Martina Chagoya-Espinoza to death in 2015. Rodriguez-Aranda’s fate will be decided in a bench trial.According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Of
💸 Bills upon bills: The 20 worst deadbeat parents of Illinois
A "deadbeat" parent is classified as those who owe $5,000 or more in past-due child support.These are the 20 parents that owe the most in past-due child support accumulated under an Illinois court or an administrative support order pursuant to Section 12-12.1 of the Illinois Public Aid Code.Source:I
14-year-old girl reported missing from Machesney Park
Desare Miller was last seen on Tuesday, September 11th on the Harlem Freshman Campus at the corner of Elm Street and Evans Avenue, at the Boys and Girls' Club around 3:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Massive fight breaks out at Rockford Housing Authority complex
ROCKFORD (WREX) – A fight breaks out at a Rockford Housing Authority complex and it’s all caught on camera.Someone posted a video to social media Monday of a fight at Fairgrounds Valley.13 WREX reached out to Rockford Police to find out exactly what happened and whether there were any arrests. We ha
Construction is underway on Rochelle cold storage facility
Americold, a temperature-controlled supply chain firm based in Atlanta, is close to delivering a 14-story cold storage facility in Rochelle, Illinois. The 183,000-square-foot building, which will contain a series of temperature-controlled rooms and be serviced by an automated storage and retrieval s
Illinois Has 9 Of The 50 Best Suburbs In The U.S.: Study
ILLINOIS — On Niche's latest list of America's 50 best suburbs, Illinois snagged nearly 20 percent of the spots. Ranging from No. 3 to No. 49, many of Illinois' suburbs make easy work out of creating great places to live.
Large police response to report of 'suspicious person' at Berean Baptist School
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New Illinois Law Allows Doctors To Switch Opioid Prescriptions For Medical Marijuana - The Ring of Fire Network
A recently-passed law in the state of Illinois is going to give doctors in the state the freedom needed to switch patientsfrom opioid painkillers to medical marijuana, a move the state hopes will help combat the opioid epidemic and thousands of opioid deaths the state has witnessed. Studies have con
Judge Throws Out Conviction in Illinois Student’s Death
This undated photo provided by the Jackson County Sheriffs Office in Murphysboro, Ill., shows Gaege Bethune. A Jackson County judge vacated Bethune’s first-degree murder conviction Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in the 2014 death of Southern Illinois University student Pravin Varughese. A jury had convicte
Winning lottery ticket worth $350,000 sold in Rockford still unclaimed
ROCKFORD, Ill. - A lottery ticket worth $350,000 was sold at a Rockford gas station and is still unclaimed, the Illinois Lottery said Monday.
Woman held up by man she was watching TV with
There, they learned from a 23-year-old woman that she had been watching TV with a 32-year-old black male, 6'3", 230 lbs, suspect who suddenly pulled a gun on her and held her up. The suspect then attempted to steal her TV, but gave up and left without it.
Man suffers life-threatening injuries from Rockford stabbing
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Rockford police said a 42-year old male suffered life-threatening injuries from a stabbing.Police were called to a local hospital for the walk-in stabbing victim late Monday night.Police learned the victim had been paying for drugs when he was stabbed in the arm and abdomen.T
Oswego Man Sentenced to 23 Years in 2015 Bristol Home Invasion, Residential Burglary
One of the co-defendants of a 2015 Bristol home invasion was recently sentenced to prison time for his role in the crime.Kendall County Court records show Judge Timothy McCann sentenced 29 year-old Zachary Barthel of Oswego to 23 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he was found gui
Report: Illinois’ larger cities aren't best for job hunters
The best place in Illinois to find work isn't Chicago but suburban St. Charles, according to a new analysis.Financial site WalletHublooked at 121 Illinois citiesand graded them on 16 key indicators of labor-market health. That includes employment growth, median monthly starting salary, unemployment
Man found dead in Galesburg identified
Tyler L. Smith, 23, of Concord, California, recently moved from Rochelle, Illinois and was in Galesburg fulfilling Naval Reserve obligations.
"You could still smell it": Dixon residents get back to normal after chemical plant fire
DIXON, Ill. - It's been three days since the storage building at Nutrien AG caught fire, resulting in an evacuation of the surrounding area. Neighbors say that, although the fire has been extinguished, the smell lingers in the air.
22-year-old Belvidere man killed in car accident
BELVIDERE, Ill. - 22-year-old Edger Franco, of Belvidere, was killed Sunday when his car hit a tree.
Cross Country: Rochelle teams compete at Eddington Invitational
MAPLE PARK — The Rochelle varsity boys and girls cross country teams competed at Kaneland High School’s Eddington Invitational on Saturday, with the Lady Hubs finishing 13thout of 15 schools and the Hubs taking 18thout of 18 schools.Senior Katherine Bakken led the Lady Hubs on Saturday, finishing 15
Drunk Driver Drives Into Traffic, Blows 2 Times Legal Limit: Cops
RIVERSIDE, IL — A Cicero man was arrested for drunk driving after weaving across lanes and driving into oncoming traffic, police said. An officer on patrol at 1:42 a.m. Sunday saw a car weaving all over on Longcommon Road, and the car then drove into oncoming traffic and bounced off curbs.