Tax season can be a lot to take on and taxing on your wallet as well
A 17-year old girl from Roscoe is recovering from osteosarcoma.
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A baby elephant gets stuck and FOX takes you on a wild ride through space and time
A Jeep runs off the road hitting a utility pole, killing the driver and passenger.
Voters who will be casting their ballots in the Ogle county primary election on March 18th were able to get an up-close look at who the candidates are, and what they want to do for their county.
Police say victim was found shot in the head.
Stateline residents got the chance to cast their vote early today.
Robert Wilson, a 17 year old boy from Rockford, was laid to rest Saturday at the Kingdom Authority Church. Wilson was ejected from a vehicle on March 4, 2014 after an alleged police chase, he died from severe head trauma.
The recent attempted abduction of three young girls has a local business owner doing something about preventing kidnappings.
ROCKFORD - The man claiming his cheesy goodness was tampered with.
Parents say they're still saddened by the events
ROCKFORD - The study shows how much R.U. creates to the general economy each year.
The Rockford Police Department has asked for an investigation into the accident.
A local police department uses new technology in the Stateline to fight crime.
Stateline home foreclosures are up, while the prices of homes are down, leaving the Rockford housing market with the lowest average sales price since the1990's.
WTVO/WQRF - A Machesney Park father learns how long he'll be in prison for shaking his baby.
WTVO/WQRF - The Jefferson J-Hawks will be short five players and their coach after the IHSA comes down on the team for its fight against East earlier this week, plus new footage of the fight.
WTVO/WQRF - We're just four weeks into the tax season and the IRS says more than 48 million refunds have been issued.
WTVO/WQRF - A Snack-food icon turns 102 years old.
WTVO/WQRF - Parts of two Stateline counties will get a combined $1 million facelift.
Guess how much this model costs?
ROCKFORD - The Illinois "Kids Count 2014" report is released Thursday.
Young professionals weigh in on making some serious changes in Rockford.
One local restaurant says their delivery drivers have had their tires damaged from Rockford potholes
From kite snowboarding across a frozen lake to a brazen atm robbery, we've got your Thursday Hot Shots.
Local election officials said the upcoming March primary election will be the most tax referendums that they have seen on the Winnebago County primary election ballot in decades. Local counties, cities, and school districts, are all starved for cash, and are looking to voters for some extra help.
Members of Save-A-Vet and students from NIU join forces to give forgotten soldiers a second chance.
WTVO/WQRF - A two car accident leaves one teenager dead.
Nicor Gas warning customers of a rate hike on top of their likely already high March gas bills.
LOVES PARK - With the March 31 enrollment deadline approaching, volunteers are stepping up to get people on board.
WTVO/WQRF - Things go from bad to worse for Kristina McNutt.
Icehogs netminder talks about Autism Awareness and previews a big night at the BMO.
A minor power outage Wednesday became a major problem for Nexstar stations WTVO and WQRF - knocking the morning newscast off the air. Eyewitness News Anchor Matt Rodewald shares the timeline of "dramatic" events.
Administrators from District 205 spent Wednesday sorting through what happened following the East-Jefferson basketball game.
Stateline counties are scrambling after Illinois' Attorney General orders an early go ahead on gay marriage licenses.
FREEPORT - Cedric Winston is charged with first degree murder in the death of 48-year-old Victoria Strong back in 2012.
ROCKFORD - A stateline church announces one of its members will walk from Rockford to Washington, D.C. for an honorable cause.
From a wild hit and run caught on camera in California to a pop-superstar trading in her singing mic for a weather job, we've got your Wednesday Hot Shots.
ROCKFORD - A 15 year-old girl with mental disabilities is missing and her mother needs your help to find her.
ROCKFORD - Alleged thieves may have figured it's easier to steal the money, rather than win it.
WASHINGTON - Gov. Pat Quinn (D) announces a $45 million relief package to help the central Illinois towns devastated by a series of tornadoes in November.
Newest poll shows millionaire businessman pulling away in four man race. Click on story to learn why.
WINNEBAGO COUNTY - Attorney General Lisa Madigan approves of counties issuing gay marriage licenses, however many counties like Winnebago aren't ready to do that yet.
Find out what authorities and neighbors are saying about this tragedy.
A post game brawl overshadowed Jefferson's dramatic 51-49 win against East in the Class 4A Belvidere North Regional Semifinals Tuesday Night.
WASHINGTON, IL - Aid is on the way for towns ravaged by the November tornadoes.
ROCKFORD - IHOP's National Pancake Day raises money for Children's Memorial Hospital.
Jeep and Ram Truck sales increase as Dodge Dart sales decline.
From a snowman so large it has tires as eyes, to a weather reporter getting snowed over by a drive-by plow, we've got your Tuesday Hot Shots.
Media reports say the Byron Nuclear could shutdown impacting hundreds in Illinois, but Exelon denies the allegations.
BELOIT - City leaders declare a snow emergency in ancipation of some snow.
'Cool' satellite images tell the tale of our endless winter.
ROCKFORD - The city unveils its latest idea to relieve downtown's parking problem and it could be the key to getting the Ingersoll Project passed too. But, the idea's impact could reach so much further.
News comes even as Chrylser celebrates its best February for sales in seven years.
Reportedly tried to pay witness not to tesitfy against him at sexual assault trial.
WTVO/WQRF - A disappointing holiday season will lead to over 1,000 RadioShacks closing up shop.
Meet a Stateline businessman who operates on both a national and international scale.
Slavic Gospel Association hoping for an end the conflict.
From a wild homemade backyard luge run to an orchestra made of sea shells, we've got your Monday Hot Shots.
Kody Walsh found guilty of first degree murder in the death of Lori Daniels
ROCKFORD- Fixing one of the Forest City water mains breaks will cost the city more than $200,000.
ROCKFORD - It's up to jurors now whether or not accused killer, Kody Walsh, will walk.
BOONE COUNTY - A former Rockford Police Officer pleads guilty to driving drunk and causing an accident that left one paralyzed from the neck down.
AURORA - A truck driver is charged in the death of an Illinois Tollway worker.
SYCAMORE - Three people are hurt, including two kids after a rollover accident Monday morning.
ROCKFORD - Icy conditions and snow piles delay trash pick up for some residents.
ROCKFORD - A teen who went missing in January is found, but is now in jail.
ROCKFORD - Despite plummeting temperatures, gas prices continue to rise.
ROCKFORD - We know who won the Oscar's, but who won our 2014 Red Carpet Movie Awards contest?
LOVES PARK - We called in an expert to help us learn how to live life a little happier.
ROCKFORD - Eyewitness News Morning Anchor Matt Rodewald has a message for Boylan basketball.
A teenage boy is killed in what officials called an accidental shooting at the home of an Illinois State Police trooper.
The Rockford City Council proposed a winter sidewalk ordinance to keep the walkways clear or snow and ice. The city would fine residents who do not shovel the sidewalks on their property. If passed, the ordinance would not take effect until next winter.
Every year drug overdoses continue to be a problem in the Stateline and now one local Illinois State Representative is working towards a solution.
The Rockford Fire Department conducted an ice rescue training squad for members of the MABAS Division 8 Water Rescue Team. Eyewitness News reporter Alexis McAdams, joined in to find out more about what the team does to save a victim.
Illinois EPA investigating a smell coming from the Belvidere Assembly Plant
Thousands of Illinois concealed carry permits are ready to ship out.
Dozens of stateliners are flocking to the Chicago Rockford International Airport. They're escaping the frozen midwest for the desert sun.
The Rockford Police department is warning the Stateline of one popular website to be aware of a dangerous situation. Craigslist has thousands of posts for items right here in the Stateline area.
ROCKFORD - A fatal fire breaks out at an apartment on the city's east side.
WTVO/WQRF - We've told you about the problem: distractions behind the wheel causing dozens of police officers to crash each year. Now, what's the solution? How do you take technology out of the situation when officers need it to do their jobs?
CHICAGO - Residents who applied for a concealed carry license won't have to wait much longer.
WTVO/WQRF - The FBI releases its list on violent crime in U.S. cities and Rockford ranks near the top.
SPRINGFIELD - It's a bill that garnered rare bipartisanship from state democrats and republicans.
WTVO/WQRF - Several local fire departments are getting some much needed life saving equipment.
ROCKFORD - An audit determines Rockford has one of the worst funded municipal pension systems in the state.
Meridian CSD's budget struggles sign of bigger problem with state funding shortfalls.
CHERRY VALLEY -- This bitter winter weather is putting the wear and tear on stateline streets.
Tablets and readers are so commonplace now a group of North Boone Middle School students are testing them out in the classroom.
LENA - The Grain Handling Safety Coalition focuses on the goal of safety and prevention of grain bin entrapments.
From adorable and rare lion cubs making their zoo debut, to a group of gutsy politicians taking a polar plunge for charity, we've got your Thursday Hot Shots.
ROCKFORD- Bugs are causing major problems in Northern Illinois.
Todd Swanson, a 47 year old man who lives in the Rockford area. He has harassed several women all over the city of Rockford in the past couple of months. Rockford police have received many complaints about Swanson and his bizarre behaviors.
Walsh is being accused of murdering Lori Daniels
ROCKFORD - Police arrest a man they say targeted his victims through Craigslist.
WTVO/WQRF - Distracted police officers have caused dozens of crashes in Illinois over the past three years.
ROCKFORD -- Robert Lower will remain in prison after another denial from the Prisoner Review Board.
ROCKFORD - A man is under arrest accused of harassing women and even entering a school claiming to pick up his daughter.
WTVO/WQRF - A new scam aims to dupe ComEd customers.