Lawmaker pushing proposal to force all gun owners in state to get liability insurance.
WTVO/WQRF - 90% of ComEd customers affected by Monday's storms now have power again in the damaged communities around Dixon, Sterling and Coal City.
BELOIT - 69-year-old Percy L. Oliver is now charged with first degree intentional homicide in the death of David Banks.
Residents tell eyewitness news what they saw following Monday nights destructive tornado. And some remain positive even after losing their homes.
The body found in the Rock River Tuesday night could be 24 year old Antonio Little, who has been missing since May.
Sublette - Officials credit good timing and ample warning for saving lives during tornado
However, traffic near Rochelle exit still backed up due to crash and construction.
From a strange fish with human-like teeth to a batch of brazen beer thieves, we've got your Tuesday Hot Shots.
STERLING - City officials are asking all businesses and residents connected to the city's sewer system to conserve water; all residents asked to avoid the Northland Mall, closed due to storm damage.
ROCKFORD - Police say nine juveniles have been arrested for breaking into Flinn Middle School causing substantive damage to school property.
ROCKFORD - Blayne Higgins, 40, of Rockford is charged with Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.
ROCKFORD - Flights are now available for online purchase to Fort Collins, CO and Newark, NJ.
Damage to Woodhaven Lakes campground extensive, but so far, only 1 seriously hurt.
Several on southern edge of Stateline area when tornadoes touch down. Click on story to see videos.
Reports of substantial damage to mall in Sterling area and people trapped in Woodhaven Lakes.
City looking to deconstruct homes instead of demolish them.
Areas along Illinois/Iowa state line see straight line wind damage.
A man flees police and crashes into a tree. A Neighbor who witnessed the crash says the car almost hit her.
FREEPORT - Emile Robbins was reported as a runaway last Friday; she was last seen leaving her home in the 1300 block of S. Locust Ave.
From a world record attempt in surfing to one in pizza making, we've got your Monday Hot Shots.
ROCKFORD - Marcey Bolin has been located safely.
OGLE COUNTY - Shortly before 5 p.m. Sunday a vehicle traveling west on IL Rt. 26/52 lost control, crossed the center line and hit another vehicle head-on; a 23-year-old woman was killed.
Witnesses say the car was traveling fast down Yonge Street when the driver lost control and crashed into a tree.
Rockford - Happened in the 2500 block of Clifton Ave. around 10:30 Saturday night.
Local gamers converge on the Hoffman House to test their skills.
Stateliners enjoying the weather… all while benefitting a local club. Today marked the fourth and final day of Old Settlers Days in Rockton.
The BMX Midwest nationals is not only bringing in thousands of different competitors. It's bringing in extra capital for the forest city.
Beloit - Now facing attempted murder charges in shooting at gas station in 1800 block of Shopiere Rd on June 4th.
Dixon - Happened on Rt. 2 near Grand Detour Rd. Saturday just after 1.
A group of Stateline history buffs re-enact a 200 year old battle… with miniature figures.
Several stateline fire departments get hands on training for water rescues.
WTVO/WQRF - Would be the first change to U.S. currency in over a century.
The Rockford Fire Department has a youth program where teenagers install free smoke alarms to residents. They say this experience taught them important skills and helped them decide their future.
Rain is posing a real threat for farmers recently, with several saying the flooding may keep multiple crops from being harvested.
One foundation to help families pay for their funeral costs and another for youths that give back to the community.
MACHESNEY PARK - Robert Rossi, 39, was arrested Wednesday on several counts of possessing and reproducing child pornography.
ROCKFORD - Nicole Reynolds, 33, of Poplar Grove faces charges of driving under the influence and failure to reduce speed in an accident Friday morning that left a motorcyclist fighting for his life.
POPLAR GROVE - Christopher Keithley, 49, has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the sexual assaults of a child under the age of 13.
Residents fear it will bring crime, and lower property values.
Both phone systems now fully restored after major outage earlier Thursday.
Kris Grahnke of Loves Park was diagnosed with ALS last year, so his coworkers set up a GoFundMe page that has received worldwide attention.
WTVO-17 receives top newscast honors from Illinois Broadcasters' Association
GENOA - Kendra Burno is cleared of any criminal charges following May stabbing death of her husband, Jene Burno.
ROCKFORD - Officers respond to the 1500 block of Jefferson Street after an attempted robbery of a taxi driver.
ROCKFORD - A Salvation Army storage shed goes up in flames, causing thousands of dollars in damages.
ROCKFORD - A woman is shot in the leg while sitting on her couch following a drive-by shooting at 800 Taft.
ROCKFORD - Officers respond to 702 7th Street in reference to shots fired, they eventually locate a victim in the 2200 block of 23rd Street.
SPRINGFIELD -- Frustration is building in the legislature as Tuesday's third overtime session produced no progress on the budget.
ROCKFORD - It's been nearly a month since the Board of Fire and Police Commissioners cleared Rockford Police Chief Chet Epperson, and today, the Police Union finally gave their official response.
From a stuffed animal's excellent adventure to a frozen food thief caught on tape, we've got your Wednesday Hot Shots.