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Men found not guilty in fatal Rockford shooting
Shazariyah F. Hibbett, 29, and 26-year-old Johny L. McFadden, both stood trial for first-degree murder in the death of Semarin Dubois, who was gunned down near South Henrietta Avenue and Green Street on July 4, 2013.
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
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
Hot weather strikes Thursday before cooler conditions take over
A warm front will trigger not only a few storms but plenty of heat for Thursday. Early in the morning, around sunrise, scattered showers and storms are possible as the front moves by. Most of the activity looks to take place in southern Wisconsin, but a few strong storms get close enough to us that
Rockford man robbed, beaten in his garage over drug deal dispute
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Rockford pizza delivery driver mugged, robbed
ROCKFORD, Ill. - A pizza delivery driver was robbed by 3 men who took his pizzas, money, and hit him in the face.
Three armed robberies reported in Rockford
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Rockford police have reported three armed robberies in Rockford since Tuesday morning.Rockford police learned of one robbery Wednesday morning.Officers said a male victim tried to purchase drugs near 6th Avenue and 13th Street at when three suspects beat him with a handgun.P
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.
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.
💸 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
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
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
Rockford Police respond to a string of armed robberies
The first armed robbery happened at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, September 18th at the 3200 block of Gilbert Avenue. According to police, the victim walked into his garage when the suspect pushed him to the ground and hit him with a handgun.
New charges filed in criminal investigation
Upon further investigation by detectives with the Violent Crime Unit, and a review by the Winnebago County State’s Attorney’s Office, Robinson-Jones was served new charges on Sept. 12, while already in custody at the Winnebago County Jail. He is charged with burglary to Goodwill, 4618 East State St
Champaign Toast: A Look Back at the 2012 Penn State vs. Illinois Game
The 2012 Penn State football team will forever be remembered in the rich history of the program. In late September of that season, the Nittany Lions visited Illinois to open up conference play, but this game was like none before. After the NCAA sanctions were levied that July, one of the major ramif
City of Rockford, 13 WREX team up for march against domestic violence
13 WREX is teaming up with the City of Rockford on this march as part of our month-long series on domestic violence. The series, “Out of the Darkness,” is a series of stories on the impact domestic violence is having on our community.
3 men beat, rob man of money and car while trying to buy drugs
ROCKFORD, Ill. - A man who was trying to buy drugs on 6th Avenue was beaten and robbed by three men, who stole his car.
Rockford Man Charged In Child Sexual Assault Case: Police
ROCKFORD, IL — Rockford police said an 18-year-old male has been arrested as a result of a sexual assault report investigation over the last several months. According to police, detectives from the Rockford Police Department Sensitive Crimes Unit investigated a report of the sexual assault of a chil
Triple shooting overnight in "normally quiet" Rockford neighborhood
ROCKFORD, Ill. - Shots were fired at a party on Rockford's West side early Monday morning, and one woman and three men were sent to the hospital. Neighbors say they've noticed an increase in violence in the area.
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