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Winnebago County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in an attempted burglary attempt. Officials say that the incident occurred on Friday March 16th, around 2 p.m in the area of 1400 Temple Circle in Winnebago County. Neighbors in the area say that the

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-19 22:19:00

Shooting on Rockford's West side, man in critical condition

ROCKFORD - A man is in critical condition after being shot on Rockford's west side. Around 4 p.m. Sunday, near the intersection of Stewart Avenue and Chestnut Street, a 29 year old man was shot multiple times. He is now in critical condition at a local hospital. So far, no arrests have been made and

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-03-19 01:37:09

WITNESSES: Shooting at CherryVale Mall following 6-person fight

CHERRYVALE MALL - (UPDATE - 12:58pm) - CherryVale Mall released a statement saying it's aware of an incident that occurred in The District. The mall is currently closed. Police are still on scene. Authorities are investigating reports of a shooting Sunday morning at CherryVale Mall. An unconfirmed w

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-03-18 18:25:02

Rockford man arrested while attempting to steal a car

Rockford Police say that a man is arrested after they caught him while in progress of stealing a car on Monday morning. 33-year-old Sean Cox was taken into custody this morning. Officials say it happened just before 4 a.m. in the 1700 block of S. 5th Street. When officers arrived, they say the found

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-19 18:52:00

Rockford Police: Shooting near the 1900 block of Chestnut Street

Rockford Police respond to a shooting near the 1900 block of Chestnut Street in Rockford. 13 News spoke with neighbors nearby who say they heard around 10 gunshots ring out in the neighborhood just before 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon. Police say they could not discuss details of the incident, but conf

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-19 01:08:00

Rockford Home Rule: A look at a current home rule city.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford voters will be heading to the polls on Tuesday to cast their decision for Home Rule. It's been called a "home run" and a "home ruin", depending on who you talk to. Studies on home rule show that it all relies on one thing, trust. Robert Evans, a Political Science P

WIFR - 2018-03-20 05:51:00

Your guide to the March 20 primary in Winnebago and Boone counties

ROCKFORD - Voters will select their party's nominee for offices including governor and sheriff on Tuesday, as well as voting on key referendums in several communities. If you're still trying to make your picks, here's a quick reference to some of our reporting on the various ballot questions and con

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2018-03-19 18:17:25

Rockford man charged in serious one car accident

SOUTH BELOIT, Ill. (WIFR) - A Rockford man is charged in connection with an accident that left him in critical condition. South Beloit police say 27-year-old Anthony Johnson hit a pole and was ejected from his vehicle just after 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of S. Bluff Street. A witness told i

WIFR - 2018-03-19 20:18:00

Home invasion on Rockford' south side

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A home was invaded Saturday afternoon on Rockford's south side. Police responded to the call around 12:15 p.m. to the 1000 block of 6th Street. Further investigation shows someone was cut by glass during the invasion. Police tell us information is limited at this time.


Warrant issued in domestic violence case

ROCKFORD - Investigators with the Rockford Police Department are looking for a man they believed was involved in a domestic violence incident earlier this month on the city's northwest side. Shortly after 1:30 a.m. Sunday, March 11, patrol officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of North


Police: Fight inside CherryVale Mall led to gunshots in parking lot

CHERRY VALLEY - A fight inside the CherryVale Mall Sunday morning led to shots fired in the parking lot. According to Cherry Valley Police Chief Robert Swank, the incident unfolded at around 10:45 a.m. The confrontation moved outside and ended when shots rang out near the Barnes & Noble entrance. Th


29-year-old man in critical condition after shooting on city's west side

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford Police say a 29-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot multiple times. Police responded to the 2000 block of Chestnut Street around 4:00 p.m. for reports of shots fired. Police found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Rockford Fire p

WIFR - 2018-03-19 02:57:00

Going green: Hundreds enjoy Rockford's St. Patrick's Day Parade

Parade brings luck of the Irish to downtown Scott P. Yates Staff writer @scottpyates ROCKFORD - On a sun-splashed Saturday, hundreds of people helped bring the luck o' the Irish downtown during Rockford's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. About 70 organizations showed their Irish, according to the o


Police investigate after shooting at CherryVale Mall

CHERRY VALLEY, Ill. (WIFR) -- Cherry Valley Police along with the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a shooting took place outside the CherryVale Mall just before 11 a.m. Sunday. Police say there was an altercation at the mall before shots rang out. Police say there are no

WIFR - 2018-03-18 22:44:00

Woman injured in Rockford home invasion

Rockford Police investigate an overnight home invasion in the 800 block of Royal Avenue. Around midnight, police say a man broke into the home and stole some property. One woman was in the home at the time of the robbery. Police say she suffered minor injuries. The incident is still under investig

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-18 19:15:00

Homeless youth struggling to find place to stay

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The city of Rockford has ended chronic and veteran homelessness, but the struggle with homeless youth continues. Local organizations say they are encountering roadblocks when trying to find a safe place for teens and young adults to stay for the night. "Where do they go on


Local middle schools perform at the Illinois Grade School Music Association District 4 Contest

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- About 12 local schools had the opportunity to show off the hard work they have been doing in class at the Illinois Grade School Music Association District IV Contest. This is the second year Rockford's West Middle School hosted the contest. About 30 performing groups were g


Rockford man for allegedly threatening his ex-girlfriend during a home invasion

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A Rockford man is wanted for home invasion and criminal trespass to a residence after an incident early Friday. Rockford police say they responded to a home invasion in the 700 block of Lee Street for a home invasion. A woman from at the home told police that her ex-boyfrien


Police seek Rockford man who allegedly threatened ex-girlfriend, child, with knife

ROCKFORD - Rockford Police Department is searching for James Mills, 29, of Rockford, who is wanted for home invasion and criminal trespass to a residence. Police say a woman reported at about 2:30 a.m. Friday that Mills - her ex-boyfriend - forced his way into her apartment on Lee Street, grabbed a


Rockford man injured in strong arm robbery

A man was taken to the hospital after being beaten and robbed in Rockford Thursday evening. Police responded to the 3200 block of 9th St just before 6pm. Officers say the victim was walking when an SUV pulled up next to him. A man then got out of the car, hit the victim and demanded money. After get