Lawyers representing Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson, The Police Union, and Rockford’s Board of Fire and Police Commissioners now have a chance to argue in open court which party has final authority over the Chief of police.
RPS 205 Closing Plan Now In Hands Of The Rockford School Board.
Rockford police had several reports of aggravated discharge of guns early Saturday morning.
A group of Northern Illinois are fire fighters revved up their engines Saturday at a special event to benefit a local burn ward.
Governor Pat Quinn signs legislation to help ensure fair hiring practices across Illinois.
A Rockford business owner is using four guard dogs to keep crime away from his property but some neighbors say the barking has gotten out of control.
The Rockford Fire Department and Com Ed both had very busy Saturday nights, with calls from a Rockford couple whose home was struck by lightening and others who were without power for hours.
The Rockford fire department responded to a commercial fire Saturday afternoon. Crews arrived to the Rocknel Fastner Corportation building on 11th street to see smoke coming from the inside of the building.
A bank was robbed Saturday morning on Rockford’s East side.
A man is behind bars after reportedly walking into the Citgo gas station on Auburn Street with two hand guns.
Rockford police had a busy Friday night, with several overnight shootings, Two of them near liquor stores.
New details are emerging about the connection between accused killer Terence Doddy, and the death of a Stateline teen.
DEKALB - Friends of family of a Sycamore man who tragically died this week will honor his memory tonight.
BOONE COUNTY - Two people are now confirmed dead from last Friday's crash.
The search is on tonight for a local man who tumbled into the Rock River this weekend off of a canoe, and never resurfaced. Eyewitness News talked with rescue crews about the search.
A van and a motorcycle collide in DeKalb County, leaving one man dead.
Families in Oregon now have an ambulance service after being without one for nearly two weeks.
That nation wide manhunt ended in a severe car crash at a residence in Beloit. Eyewitness News talked with the couple who watched in horror as Doddy crashed into their trees.
ROCKFORD - Illinois State Police have released three new photos, one of which includes a surveillance photo of Terence Doddy walking out of a Rockford store.
It’s not the final call, but Monday’s revision by the Rockford facilities task force will play a big role in the school closing plan in District 205.
Bullying has become a major problem in schools around the Stateline, and although some incidents are reported, parents say nothing seems to be getting better, but one local mom has made it her mission to stop the abuse.
Main Street District Block Party Had Food, Fun, And Great Music, Including Country Star Rodney Atkins.
ROCKFORD - A bad day gets even worse for a shooting victim.
Stateline storms pushing through the area leave local crops Green, and healthy. Although local farmers know that too much rain can lead to big problems.
Rockford police officers are issued subpoenas, requesting information into the complaint filed against Chief Chett Epperson, but police union president Terry Peterson says Epperson’s lawyer isn't allowing them to comply.
The Woodward Corporation expansion project in Loves Park is set to be finished by Fall, and with so many jobs available in the area, the city of loves park is hopeful it will boost the local economy. Eyewitness News has more on the impact the expansion will have on the Rockford area.
Soccer is a sport for all ages and abilities, and also a great spectator sport. Whether watching in person or on T.V. With the kick off to the world cup, soccer has become a hot topic around the Stateline.
Weekend violence began with a shooting on Rockford's East Side. Hours later, a group of teens were shot, 2 were wounded, but there were no serious injuries. Also, a senior citizen is wounded when she attempts to fight off a robber.
A 3-year-old Rockford boy who accidentally drowned in a swimming pool, is laid to rest. 3-year-old Liam Vaughn died after taking off his floaties and jumping back into a relative's pool.
Governor Quinn comes to Rockford to sign legislation to help make schools safer.
ROCKFORD - A memorial fund is established for Liam Vaughn.
The breast yard sale ever has now collected more than 100 thousand dollars to donate to Cancer research, putting Oregon Illinois on the map in a big way
Rockford was buzzing with sounds and smells of Swedish culture Saturday, as the Swedish Historical Society kicked off yet another successful year of Midsommar Fest.
Stateline superintendents are pleading with local legislators for dollars, saying years of cuts are hurting our kids. Some even writing a letter detailing shameful patterns of school funding.
A 24-year-old woman was found dead in her apartment on Rockford’s East side Saturday morning after Rockford police responded to a disturbance call.
ROCKFORD - The Winnebago County State's Attorney announces charges against a school bus driver who allegedly sexually abused a student.
Construction work on the Interstate-39 interchange with U.S. 20 at the South edge of Rockford began June 2, 2014. The Illinois department of transportation closed the ramp from Westbound U.S. 20/I-39 to Southbound I-39 until June 6, 2014. Eyewitness News talked with Stateline drivers who are not looking forward to the week long traffic jam.
Yet another Stateline road closure that could cause drivers major traffic delays begins June 2. The Westbound traffic from U.S. 20 onto I-39 South will be resurfaced. Eyewitness News talked with local drivers who are not looking forward to the week long traffic jam.
The Rockford Park District kicked off trolley and riverboat season Saturday with a special event for families in the park, Eyewitness News talked with participants to see if the family friendly activities are creating a safer downtown Rockford.
Rockford Police are investigating Thursday’s violent series of events that left a 17 year-old with a gun shot wound and a car totaled near 6th street. Eyewitness News talked with a friend of the teen who says this could have been a gang related shooting.
Dozens of names are etched into the wall of honor at the L.Z. Memorial, each name honoring a veteran from Winnebago County who paid the ultimate price in the Vietnam War.
Thousands flocked to the Rockford speedway Saturday for the Wing Ding festival. Eyewitness News talked with organizers about the increased security and the economic value it brings to the area.
The Rural Oaks Community is sending out an S.O.S. to keep their community grocery store in the area, and with just one week left until the store closes, dozens met Saturday morning to protest. That S.O.S. stands for save our Schnucks and the Rural Oaks neighborhood says they won’t give up their grocer without a fight.
A third grader at Rolling Green Elementary School had his lunch taken away and then thrown in the garbage. Eyewitness News had an exclusive interview with the 9 year-old and his father who say they are disappointed in the Rockford Public School district and want answers before this happens to another student. Nine year old Ben Yoder told Eyewitness News that he had his hot lunch taken from him last month because of his overdue balance, but his father says the school never told him that he had missed a payment.
A 25 year old Beloit man was shot and killed Thursday morning on the 14-hundred block of Hull Avenue. Police say 25 year-old Jeffrey Hardnett was hit multiple times. A second man, 26 year-old Darius Kilgore, was also shot in the chest, but he survived. However, he was wanted on drug charges and is currently in custody. Beloit Police are still investigating.
Over 200 Veterans from across the country met in Beloit Sunday morning to take a trip of a life time, Eyewitness News was there as the Veterans got ready to roll to Washington D.C.
Emergency responders from all over the Stateline competed at the 22nd Annual Midwest Regional Extrication Competition Saturday, and were able to share tips and tricks to use during vehicle extrication.
Everyone got a bit of a surprise Friday morning when snow hit the Stateline…this time in May! The ground crews for the Rockford Aviators Baseball Team did not expect to be clearing the field of snow on opening night.
The $5 million road project on Route 20 and the State Street interchange is now in progress, and many drivers are disappointed that yet another road will be ripped up for the Summer.
Daniel Cruz came face to face with the women he ran off the road while driving drunk back in 2012. Women he tried to run away from, when they needed the then police officer's help the most.