Nova-Kem CEO Reno Novak said "It was a bad week for everyone." However, residents are still concerned about what caused the June explosion and the safety of the plant going forward.
Businesses are concerned, but with 21 arrests for prostitution over the weekend, Rockford Police is trying to push the prostitution problem out of the Broadway District.
Wayman Gulley, Jr. says favoritism is helping the mother of his 10-year-old daughter get away with not paying nearly $30,000 in child support payments.
Media members are pleasantly surprised at the number of things to do in Rockford. The Travel Media Showcase is giving the Forest City a big thumbs up in what's projected to be one of the biggest tourism years in more than a decade.
Authorities say Leslie Ciaccio, 46, is "pretty lucky" to be alive after a loose trailer tire blasted through her windshield in Ogle County.
The Unions and RPS District #205 have been working on a new collective bargaining agreement for more than a year. Salary and Health Insurance remain sticking points for the two sides.
Mayor Larry Morrissey says report isn't completely finished in regards to the federal government's demand for the city to repay $300,000 in stimulus funding.
Jenee Blackert, 30, faces four counts of criminal sexual assault and a maximum of 15 years in prison after an investigation concluded she had inappropriate contact with a 17-year-old Belvidere North student.
Rockford Finance Director Chris Black reports the city's tax increment funding districts brought in 13% less revenue in 2012 and is in danger of costing Rockford residents millions.
Eligible victims of violent crime could receive up to $27,000 in financial assistance.
Unseasonably cool weather this summer has businesses like Magic Waters on alert, but Wesley England is among the golfers helping the local links finish off a booming July.
Hells Angels expected to visit the gravesite of Lamont Mathias, a 47-year old member who was murdered in 1994. Sterling expects downtown visitors as well.
Winnebago will upgrade it's water treatment system and build a new water tower on the eastside of town as a part of a low-interest loan from the state.
Aerospace businesses will head to Oshkosh this week to network with companies around the corner and around the globe.
Nearly 40 percent of building fires in Rockford this month have involved vacant buildings
Despite Governor Quinn giving the OK for a third Chicago airport, the Greater Rockford Airport Authority isn't worried about losing business.
As questions swirl over concealed carry, Illinois State Police unveils a new website to answer concerns regarding new gun legislation.
Belvidere residents are cleaning up the debris, but city officials warn the clean up could be a month-long process.
Six deaths in six days means despite a drop of 5% in violent and property crime, Rockford officials realize there is more progress to be made.
A Beloit explosion over the weekend injures two people
Amendatory vote leaves state lawmakers upset over delayed concealed carry. Senator Dave Syverson is "pretty confident" that both chambers will override Governor Quinn.
UTC Aerospace, Lockheed Martin showoff technological advances for the F-35 Fighter Jet program
Gardner Street in South Beloit is expected to remain closed overnight due to high standing water. Other communities keep their eyes on the rising Rock River following a week of heavy rainfall
Harlem School District 122 has hired a Public Relations firm and spent $10,000 on branding and web efficiency.
More than 300 motorcyclists enjoyed a Sunday ride through the stateline for a good cause.
The 9-day volunteer project brings together Stateliners to overhaul Jefferson High School
Mary Klemm talks with Matt Rodewald about the Barbara Olson Center for Hope and its celebration of 65 years.
Ideas exchanged with Stateliners looking to grow locally owned business by women
A three-game audition is bringing cautious optimism that Rockford could be a permanent home to an AFL franchise.
The race is on to hit the jackpot with separate proposals for casinos in Beloit and Rockford.
Two Stateline residents inspired to help Oklahoma tornado victims.
The Winnebago County 9/11 Memorial Foundation unveiled plans for a memorial to be built by 2016.