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The best and worst states for teen drivers

With an average of 226 auto-related teen deaths occurring every month, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017's Best & Worst States for Teen Drivers. In order to determine the safest and least costly driving environments for U.S. teenagers, WalletHub's analysts comp

WISCNEWS.COM - 2017-09-25 10:00:00

Betty A. Foslin, Brodhead, WI

April 19, 1935 - September 23, 2017 Brodhead, WI - Betty Ann Foslin, age 82, of Beloit, formerly of Brodhead, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at Beloit Health and Rehabilitation , Beloit, WI. She was born on April 19, 1935 in Avon Township, Rock County, the daughter of Albert and Mabel

JANESVILLE GAZETTE - 2017-09-25 07:00:00

Hundreds line the streets for annual Pumpkin Festival

WARREN - The color of the day was orange, and this tiny village was bustling with the flavor of the season Saturday as hundreds lined the streets for the annual Pumpkin Festival, which included bands, floats and plenty of candy for the children along Main Street. "This is always such a fun festival

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-09-23 23:37:09

Local fire departments erase borders to help each other respond to fire calls

When the Orfordville Fire Protection District gets a fire call, firefighters from Brodhead and the Town of Beloit will also now respond. It's part of a new automatic-aid agreement designed to make sure there's enough staff to handle the fire. "Usually what happens is we get a call, the chief has to

FOX47.COM - 2017-09-23 14:35:10

News & Views: Great food, fellowship at Farm-to-Table Dinner

It was an absolutely perfect night on Sept. 14 as more than 100 guests gathered for the first Farm-to-Table Dinner in the pristine machine shed at the Keith Hinrichs Family Farm near Freeport. The event was a fundraiser for the rapidly blossoming Highland Community College agriculture program, with

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-09-23 13:00:00

One injured in early morning shooting

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A shooting victim is recovering after being shot just before 3 this morning in the 700 block of Newport Avenue. Police say the victim has non-life threatening injuries. The incident is still under investigation. ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A shooting victim is recovering afte

WIFR - 2017-09-25 10:51:00

Pine Country RV hosts Poochie Pool Party

BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) -- With summer coming to a close, some lucky four-legged friends had the chance to cool off this afternoon and spend the day at the pool. Pine Country RV Resort hosts a poochie pool party this afternoon. This is the fifth season the resort has allowed pups inside the pool. Pin

WIFR - 2017-09-25 03:56:00

West Rock Wake Park expands services to accommodate customers

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- West Rock Wake Park has allowed families from all over the region to experience water sports without using a boat. The park is now expanding to accommodate its customers. West Rock has become one of the most popular cable wake boarding parks in the region. They're previewing

WIFR - 2017-09-25 03:43:00

Habitat for Humanity dedicates two homes

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR)-- Two Rockford families can officially say they are now proud home owners. Habitat for Humanity officially dedicated the Holiday Drive home this afternoon. Washiknala, Wahila, and their family are moving into a home for the first time since they moved here from Africa five year

WIFR - 2017-09-25 02:06:00

Walking for those we have lost

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR)-- According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, suicide is the tenth leading killer in the U.S. The average victim is 13-years-old, there are 121 suicides per day, and we aren't immune here at home. Out of the Darkness is hosting a walk for all those who have los

WIFR - 2017-09-25 01:45:00

Savant Capital Management hires new financial advisor

FREEPORT - Savant Capital Management recently hired Bradley Stewart as a financial advisor in its Freeport office. As a financial advisor, Stewart is a member of the advisory team and is responsible for managing all aspects of the financial planning and investment process for Savant's clients. He re

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-09-24 19:00:00

Freepeort police investigate shots fired incident

FREEPORT - Freeport police are investigating a shots fired incident that happened Thursday afternoon in the area of Miami and Adams avenues, Deputy Chief Matt Summers said. Police responded to reports around 12:30 p.m. and located two shell casings. They talked to witnesses who said they saw two veh

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-09-24 21:07:13

World War 2 Days brings thousands to the Midway Village Museum

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The largest World War 2 reenactment in the Midwest is taking place this weekend at the Midway Village Museum. This is one of the largest events Midway Village puts on bringing together 1,300 reenactors, more than 60 authentic vehicles, and about 20 horses for this one-of-a-k

WIFR - 2017-09-24 06:33:00

Local organizations and volunteers help cleanup Fairgrounds

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The Fairgrounds Housing Development neighborhood was revived Saturday by youth and adult community volunteers as well as Fairground residents. The Rockford Housing Authority and Renewal Turning Point Program put on this cleanup project that included seasonal landscaping and

WIFR - 2017-09-24 06:19:00

Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputy shot during traffic stop

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputy is expected to be okay after authorities say he was shot during a traffic stop Saturday morning. A search is underway for the man accused of shooting the deputy at South Main and Springfield and then running off. The deputy is at an area h

WIFR - 2017-09-23 14:54:00

Man protests proposed 911 center layoffs

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- The budget cuts to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department include 23 people with the 911 Dispatch Center. Those people have been told they will be laid off if and when the current proposed budget passes. That's according to the Winnebago County Sheriff's office. Daniel Ka

WIFR - 2017-09-23 02:11:00

Board members continue to struggle with budget

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Kicking the can down the road - that's what Winnebago County Board members say they are tired of doing with the budget. With less than a week to come up with a budget for the county, many board members say they are at a loss as to how they can solve the nearly $7 million de

WIFR - 2017-09-23 02:06:00

Automation company uses technology to improve manufacturing & create jobs

LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) -- A stateline automation company is using robots and machines to add more jobs to our economy, while making the process of manufacturing a little bit easier. IMA Automation North America hosts an open house this afternoon to show off the machines and leading-edge technology

WIFR - 2017-09-23 00:46:00

NIU President to propose salary increase for faculty

DEKALB, Ill. (WIFR) - Acting NIU President, Lisa Freeman, says she is planning to propose salary increases for the school's faculty next month. Freeman, who replaced former President Doug Baker in June, says she will request a 3% salary increase for university employees. However, the increase would

WIFR - 2017-09-23 00:17:00

Scare up some fun: Haunted houses and Halloween happenings

Looking for a fright? Here's a list of area haunted houses and Halloween happenings that are sure to scare up some fun. Haunted houses Train of Terror: 2954 S. Walnut Road, Freeport. The train departs from the Silver Creek Depot hourly from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7, 14 and 21. Admission is $8. 815-235-219

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-09-23 06:01:00