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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

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-03-20 18:10:01

3 arrested in standoff with Rockford Police

ROCKFORD - Three people are in custody this morning after an hours-long standoff in Rockford. Police responded to a shots-fired call in the 3500 block of Jacqueline Drive around 10:45 last night. A SWAT team was called in when the suspects inside a nearby apartment refused to open the door. Police

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-03-20 13:11:42

Child has minor injuries after being hit by a car on Rockford's west side

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - A child has minor injuries after being hit by a car Tuesday in the area of S. Central Avenue and Montague Street. Investigators say the boy ran into traffic and did not see an oncoming vehicle. The boy was treated at the scene for minor injuries and was picked up by a parent.

WIFR - 2018-03-20 22:04:00

Home rule question, governor's race bring Rockford voters to the polls Tuesday

ROCKFORD - Betty Gulley, 75, said after voting Tuesday at Pilgrim Baptist Church that she had received several calls before election day trying to sway her vote on home rule. "People been calling me every day talking home rule; some say it's OK, some say not. I don't know what it means," she said of

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2018-03-20 16:19:03

Rockford brothers arrested on drug charges and warrants

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Two brothers are arrested after police say one of them was selling crack cocaine. Rockford police say 32-year-old Jonathan Kimble, of Rockford, faces two counts of delivery of a controlled substance. His brother, 27-year-old Quadell Kimble, of Rockford, was arrested for fail

WIFR - 2018-03-21 02:32:00

Rockford shooting victim in critical condition

ROCKFORD - A 29-year-old Rockford man is fighting for his life a day after he was shot multiple times Sunday afternoon in the 2000 block of Chestnut St. Police responded shortly after 4 p.m. to a report of shots fired and found the victim as well as a damaged SUV on Chestnut Street, west of Stewart

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2018-03-20 02:27:54

Police investigate "suspicious" situation at Beloit Shopko

Beloit police were handling an apparently "suspicious" situation at the Beloit Shopko Plaza on Tuesday afternoon. Derek Ninmer, a supervisor at the Rock County 911 emergency communication center, confirmed that Beloit police had been called at about 2:25 p.m. Tuesday to a report of "suspicious activ

JANESVILLE GAZETTE - 2018-03-20 22:25:00

Overnight standoff ends peacefully Tuesday morning in Rockford

Rockford, Ill. (WIFR) - A standoff ends peacefully in Rockford after a man held police at bay for eight hours overnight. It started Monday night around 10:45 with a report of shots fired on Jacqueline Drive on the city's southeast side. Police say the suspect was located in one of the apartments, bu

WIFR - 2018-03-20 16:39:00

Rockford home rule referendum defeated

City Council to consider new utility tax to balance budget Jeff Kolkey Staff writer @jeffkolkey ROCKFORD - Mayor Tom McNamara wasn't ready to say for sure whether Rockford would attempt another home rule referendum after a stinging defeat on Tuesday night. But it was clear McNamara still believes h

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2018-03-21 04:59:22

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

U.S. Attorneys Office monitors Rockford elections

Federal authorities are watching over voters in the Rockford area in the case of voter fraud or discrimination at polls. The U.S. Attorneys Office has an open hotline for citizens to report complaints related to the voting process. The hope is to stop any misconduct at polling places. If you have

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-21 03:21:00

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 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

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


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

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 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


Rockford Rescue Mission opens salon for guests

The Rockford Rescue Mission is offering new hope to people who stay there. They're doing so through haircuts. Marie's salon opened Monday at the mission. Organizers say it will give residents hope and a sense of normalcy. It's dedicated to Carol Marie Kozak who stayed at the mission with her young d

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-20 05:53:00

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


Suspect arrested for CherryVale Mall shooting

CHERRY VALE - In what's becoming an all-too familiar scene, police were called to CherryVale Mall on Sunday morning on reports of a shooting. Jamain L. McFadden, 20, was arrested by the Cherry Valley Police Department and charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a