After the train derailment in Galena, an incident like that is becoming a growing concern while hundreds of thousands more tanker cars carrying crude oil are traveling through our rural communities more than ever before.
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Police say what began as a stolen car report turned into a drug bust and foot chase.
Stabbing death happened at RMTD main bus terminal in March.
Says common technique used by officers to restrain potentially dangerous suspects -- is too dangerous for officers to use.
Tonight will be his last weathercasts for WTVO-17 and WQRF-39 as he moves up within the company.
Part of ongoing 'Stop the Violence' initiative
Mayors from around the stateline meet in Dixon to discuss their plans in reaction to Governor Rauner's proposed budget cuts.
ROCKFORD -- Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey commenting on the governor's cuts in Thursday night's State of the City address.
The Northern Illinois Food Bank works with 174 different Rockford Food Pantries. They have one goal in mind- feed as many as possible. Now with their new location they feel they can do it.
At least one car carrying oil on fire. Several others derailed.
Rockford- Winnebago county is one of the counties in the state of Illinois with the highest number of children living in poverty. A room full of city leaders gathered to listen to these statistics and come up with solutions.
Rockford State Senator says Democrats need to step in now that budget negotiations with Governor have stalled. Republican calls idea 'half-baked.'
Says hiring of man involved in robbery and murder should never have happened and should not be repeated.
Four events ... all in the Stateline area ... bring into focus just how difficult solving the state's budget woes will be.
Rockford- Sheriff Gary Caruana says the county's dispatch center is short staffed, and that is putting civilians at risk.
ROCKFORD -- Rockford Airfest boasting a new twist to its annual "Run the Runway" race.
Would only apply to certain crimes which involve 1st degree murder.
'Plan to Empower Illinois Taxpayers' Tour comes to Freeport and Rockford.
Machesney Park- The Village of Machesney Park gets ready to demolish more flood prone homes especially along shore drive. This after the village received a grant worth millions.
Rockford - Greg Kowalski pays $10,000 in cash to bond out, after being arrested on felony drug charges Tuesday.
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Hundreds of thousands who could have health care subsidies at risk.
No one was hurt, but Sheriff's vehicle did sustain significant damage.
Law would require State Board of Education to come up with new suicide prevention policy for local schools.
For a list of jobs available, qualifications, and link to apply, click on story.
Rockford-City reaching out to minorities to fill some of their openings at the fire department.
ROCKFORD -- Crash left many without power. Police investigating whether it is related to a shots fired call nearby.
A marijuana grow operation is found at the former Fatty McGee's Pub in Rockford after a local business reported a break in.
Beloit - Deputies to assist Beloit Police as a part of new agreement.
Unit 1 down until repairs can be made.
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Wisconsin Governor polled highest of any Republican against Hillary Clinton in hypothetical matchup for President.
Arrests result of new partnership between Lee County Sheriff's Office and Dixon Police.
Legislation would mandate anti-heroin drug for every police officer and first responder.
Belvidere - LT. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinette talks business with local business leaders.
Rockford- Aldermen want to put a stop to businesses getting liquor licenses just so they can have video gaming.
N-I-U basketball players still can't believe all the national attention they're getting from one play. Even though it looked frightening on television school officials say there's a good reason no one was hurt.
Was already being held on unrelated domestic violence charge. Bond set at $1 million dollars.
Prosecutors say Tonya Smith also allowed sex acts to be recorded on a web camera.
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Claims machine which crushed worker at Ventra plant in Belvidere was improperly designed and installed by manufacturer without adequate safety measures.
Gov. Rauner's proposed budget would mean reductions in Amtrak service, killing any chance of service to Rockford.
Commission formed by Gov. Rauner to look at alternatives to prison time.
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Flames tear through a home in Lee County Saturday.
Paw Paw Woman Crashes Into Ditch In DeKalb County.
DeKalb Police cracking down on drunken driving. Officers arrested two for DUI over the weekend.
Some people were not so shock with the news of a drug bust going on at a house in the east side of Rockford, but others say there is an on-going problem in the area of Sandy Hollow Road near the Southgate Plaza.
Police say an eight year old boy, who could barely reach the pedals, took a car for a joy ride around Rockford and crashed.