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Rockford Scanner™: Accident Involving A City Bus, Injuries Reported

Sources are reporting an accident that involves a Rockford city bus. It happened around 1 pm today in the area of Whitman and Ridge. A vehicle has crashed into the back of a RMTD bus.


Rockford woman battered in home burglary

ROCKFORD — A woman was battered early Sunday when she returned home to find two men burglarizing her residence, police said. About 5:30 a.m., police responded to the 1600 block of Henry Street in reference to a home invasion.


Person injured during home invasion in Rockford

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Rockford Police search for two men in connection to a home invasion, early Sunday morning. Police say officers responded to a home in the 1600 block of Henry Street around 5:30 a.m.


Two male burglary suspects beat-up home owner

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) - Rockford Police officers responded to a home invasion to the 1600 block of Henry Street on Sunday, March 24th before 5:30 a.m. After further investigation, officers learned the victim returned home and found two male suspects actively burglarizing the home. The victim confron


Rockford Housing Authority high-rises dealing with bed bugs

ROCKFORD — For almost a year, four Rockford Housing Authority developments have been battling an insidious epidemic: bed bugs. Bed bugs, a parasite that typically emerges at night to feed on human and animal blood, are an invasive pest. They're known as hitchhikers for their ability to go home with


$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Illinois

ST. LOUIS — Someone in Illinois is $1 million richer after Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. No one picked all of the right numbers, but several players did match all five white balls, including players in Illinois, Florida, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New York, South Carolina and


Beaver Dam Police investigating shooting of Illinois woman as a homicide

Beaver Dam Police Department released the identity of a shooting victim who died on Saturday. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide. Police say the shooting incident in the 300 block of East Third Street in Beaver Dam led to the death of Stacia F. Hollinshead from Sycamore, Illinois. Poli

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Rockford fire is responding to a structure fire

ROCKFORD - Rockford Fire is called to a structure fire on the 1900 block of north Rockton Avenue. It is about a block south of the Javon Bea Hospital-Rockton. This story is developing and will be updated as information comes in.


Illinois State Police are hiring

ILLINOIS – Illinois State Police are hiring! They posted on Facebook saying “Do you have what it takes? We are looking for the best.”. You can apply online through May 31st to become a State Trooper. The upcoming class is set for October, but that could change. Apply at www.illinoistrooper.ca.


After boy's death, Illinois governor points to 'gross mistakes'

CHICAGO (AP) - An autopsy on a 2-year-old Chicago boy found bruises and old rib fractures, but records show state child welfare workers never reported injuries despite numerous visits.


Street sweeping is scheduled to begin in Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) - Street sweeping is scheduled to start throughout Rockford as soon as next week. Street sweepers are going to start in the Central Business District Thursday, April 4th and run overnight.


Local High School Basketball Seniors Play in Senior Showcase

The first of two straight All-Star Saturdays unfolded in Rockford with high school seniors taking the court after the conclusion of the basketball season. The Senior Showcase, hosted by Boylan and presented by Rockford Elite Basketball, featured a doubleheader – an all NIC-10 game with East’s Sha’de


Freeport and Rockford students work on bicentennial music project

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) - Illinois is 200-years-old and some local kids are doing something special to celebrate our state. The Yes Club Core group, made up of Freeport and Rockford students, are making a music video to commemorate the bicentennial.


Fun for everyone at Rockford Meltfest 2019

ROCKFORD — Spring was in the air Saturday at a sunny Rockford Meltfest downtown. The annual event celebrates the end of winter with kids’ activities, vendors, a 5K and kids run, bike riding and a beer and spirits tasting.


"Melt the Blocks" kicks off the spring season in Rockford

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) ---- Celebrating the melting away of winter and the melting together of the community was the talk of the town at the annual Melt the Blocks in downtown Rockford on Saturday.


One person shot at Gulfport, Ill. bar, police search for suspect

GULFPORT, Illinois (KWQC) - UPDATE: The Burlington Iowa Area Crimestoppers has released grainy images of a person of interest in a shooting at a Gulfport bar Sunday morning. In a Facebook post, Crimestoppers said the shooting happened at Club Expose in the 200 block of Egon Road. Calls and texts to


DeKalb man in fair condition at Rockford hospital

SYCAMORE – A DeKalb man injured in a collision in the short passage along the 1800 block of Gateway Drive is in fair condition, according to staff at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.


Rockford medical students pledge to reduce rural doctor shortage

ROCKFORD — Stillman Valley native Hunter Winstead knew he wanted to become a doctor since high school when he attended a rural health career camp and learned there is a shortage of rural doctors in Illinois and across the United States.


Non-profit serves Kansas City style BBQ to flood victims

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) - In Freeport, the non-profit Operation BBQ from Kansas City is lifting flood victims' spirits by serving some Kansas City style BBQ. The event kicked off Saturday, March 23rd at the Freeport Salvation Army parking lot with an array of smokers, grills and cookers. This was all


Local Becca’s Closet gets special visit from founder’s parents

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Some special guests dropped by Becca’s closet in Rockford on Saturday. Becca’s closet is a charity boutique that helps girls find their perfect prom dress for no cost.